Kansas vs West Virginia Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 25 (Jayhawks Continue Allen Fieldhouse Dominance)
Kansas vs West Virginia Game Info
- 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
- No. 3 Kansas (23-5, 11-4 Big 12) vs. West Virginia (16-12, 5-10 Big 12)
- Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023
- Time: 4:00 PM ET
- Venue: Allen Fieldhouse -- Lawrence, Kansas
- Coverage: ESPN
The West Virginia Mountaineers are slated to pay a visit to the Big 12 rival No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks in one of several NCAA college basketball tilts on Saturday, Feb. 25.
West Virginia finally ended its losing streak at three games, picking up an 85-67 win over Oklahoma State on Monday. On the other hand, Kansas has done nothing but win lately. The Jayhawks are coming off a 63-58 win over No. 24 TCU, marking their fifth consecutive victory.
Can West Virginia prove that its latest win wasn't a fluke? Or will Kansas fend off the Mountaineers for the second time this season?
Kansas vs West Virginia Odds & Spread
- All college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: KANSAS: (-480) | WVU: (+360)
- Spread: KANSAS: -9.5 (-110) | WVU: +9.5 (-110)
- Total: 150.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Kansas enters this contest as the clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 150.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.
Kansas vs West Virginia Betting Trends
- Kansas has 14 wins in 28 games against the spread this season.
- The Jayhawks have an ATS record of 3-7 as 8.5-point favorites or more.
- Kansas has seen 15 of its 28 games hit the over.
- West Virginia's record against the spread is 13-14-0.
- This season, 19 of West Virginia's 27 games have hit the over.
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Kansas vs West Virginia Prediction & Pick
West Virginia simply can't be trusted on the road. The Mountaineers have dropped seven of their nine away games this season, dropping their record to 2-17 in their last 19 road contests. Even worse is the fact that they've tasted defeat in each of their 10 all-time trips to Allen Fieldhouse, losing by an average of 14.1 points.
Unfortunately for West Virginia fans, I don't see their team's luck changing today. Kansas has too much momentum on its side and has beaten its last five opponents by a plus-12.6 scoring margin. The Jayhawks have also shown great ball movement lately, averaging 20.7 assists with only 8.3 turnovers over the last three outings. The Mountaineers just don't have the defense to disrupt that success.
With West Virginia also finishing with fewer than 60 points in three of its last four trips to Lawrence, KS, I don't see the Mountaineers keeping pace tonight. This is the Jayhawks' game to lose and they'll do whatever it takes to remain dominant at Allen Fieldhouse.
Final Score Prediction: Kansas: 79 | West Virginia: 65
Kansas vs West Virginia Best Bet
I'm going with Kansas on the spread as this afternoon's best bet. On top of being 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games, West Virginia has failed to cover the spread in five of its last seven Big 12 tilts on the road.
Meanwhile, Kansas is 5-0 ATS in its last five matchups and has covered the spread in five of its last six conference showdowns. On top of that, the Jayhawks are also 6-1 ATS in their last seven meetings with the Mountaineers, outscoring the latter by an average of 12.6 points over that span.
After winning by 26 points in its last home meeting with West Virginia, Kansas shouldn't have any issues getting a decisive victory.
Bet: Kansas -9.5 (-110)
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