Kansas at West Virginia - 2/19/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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West Virginia Mountaineers (14-11) vs Kansas Jayhawks (21-4)
Game Info: Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 8:00 pm (WVU Coliseum)
Betting Odds: West Virginia Mountaineers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas Jayhawks will travel to play the West Virginia Mountaineers in a Big 12 battle on Saturday night.
The Kansas Jayhawks are 21-4 (10-2) this season and have won four of their last five games. Kansas is coming off of a win against Oklahoma State by a score of 76-62. Kansas only shot 39.1% from the field but did make 19 free throws in the win. Ochai Agbaji led the Jayhawks with 20 points and 7 rebounds in the game. Kansas is averaging 79.5 points per game and is giving up 68 points per game against, while also averaging 37.2 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game. Ochai Agbaji is averaging 19.9 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game, while Christian Braun is averaging 15.3 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game for the Jayhawks. Kansas is shooting 49.2% on field goals, 70.3% on free throws, and 35.6% on three pointers.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 14-11 (3-9) this season and have lost nine of their last ten games. West Virginia lost to Kansas State by a score of 78-73 in their last game. West Virginia held Kansas State to 37.3% shooting from the field, but gave up 31 made free throws in the game. Taz Sherman led the Mountaineers with 23 points and 3 rebounds in the loss. West Virginia is averaging 68.3 points per game and is giving up 66.9 points per game against, while also averaging 33.3 rebounds per game and 10.2 assists per game. Taz Sherman is averaging 18.6 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game, while Sean McNeil is averaging 13 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game for the Mountaineers. West Virginia is shooting 41.5% on field goals, 71.1% on free throws, and 31.9% on three pointers.
Kansas is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The over is 13-5 in Kansas’ last 18 road games. West Virginia is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games as an underdog. The over is 12-2 in West Virginia’s last 14 games. The home team is 17-5 ATS in these two teams last 22 head to head meetings.
Kansas comes into this game in first place in the Big 12 standings, while West Virginia is currently in last place. Kansas has a high-powered offense that averages almost 80 points per game. West Virginia has struggled this season and does not matchup well with Kansas. I like Kansas on the road.
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