Kansas vs. West Virginia Free Pick
MORGANTOWN, WV (The Spread) – Kansas has moved into the No. 1 spot in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Will the Jayhawks avoid the pitfalls of other top-rated teams when they visit West Virginia tonight at 9:00PM ET?
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed Kansas as an 8-point favorite over West Virginia for tonight’s game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 131 points. The Jayhawks enter tonight’s game with an 18-1 overall record and are 6-0 in the Big 12, while the Mountaineers are 9-10 overall and 2-4 in the conference.
LINE MOVEMENT: Kansas opened as 9-point favorites versus West Virginia but the line has been bet down to 8 at most sports books. The total, meanwhile, opened at 130 but has been bet up to 131.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 75% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Jayhawks. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NCAA FREE PICK: Take West Virginia. According to latest college basketball trends, the Mountaineers are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games versus the Big 12 and are 103-6 under Bob Huggins when posting a higher shooting percentage than their opponents. The WVU Coliseum is one of the toughest venues to win at, even with the Mountaineers struggling. They’re 6-2 at home this season and are outrebounding opponents 38.1 to 35.2 and also averaging 7.4 steals. Top-ranked teams have struggled throughout the season and while Kansas should win this game outright, take the points.
MONDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS +8