|2012 Big 12 College Football Week 14 Odds: Kansas vs. West Virginia|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:30|
Kansas vs. West Virginia Odds
MORGANTOWN, WV (The Spread) – West Virginia looks to end the regular season on a winning streak as it hosts Kansas on Saturday at 2:30PM ET.
West Virginia is 6-5 on the season, 3-5 in the Big 12 and 3-3 at home. Kansas is 1-10 overall, 0-8 in conference play and 0-5 on the road. WVU is 4-7 against the spread this year while the Jayhawks are 4-6-1 ATS. These two teams have no recent meetings.
Trends show that Kansas is 2-8-1 against the spread in its last 11 road games. West Virginia is 3-0-1 ATS in its last 4 games against a team with a losing record but just 3-7 ATS in its last 10 conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, West Virginia is the clear favorite at home, as the Mountaineers have odds of -20 points against Kansas. The over/under total for this game has been set at 71 points. The opening odds for this game have WVU favored by 21.5 points. The spread never got higher than that and is currently at its low of West Virginia -20 points.
West Virginia is coming off a 31-24 win at Iowa State last week. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Mountaineers and secured them a bowl bid after a 5-0 start to this season. West Virginia is averaging 40 points per game on offense this year, but the defense is allowing 40.6 points per game, which is among the worst in the country. Quarterback Geno Smith has been leading the team this year, as he has thrown for 3,597 yards and 37 touchdowns.
Kansas is coming off a 51-23 loss to Iowa State two weeks ago. The Jayhawks have lost 10 straight since winning the season opener, 31-17 over South Dakota State. The Jayhawks are scoring just 19 points per game this season while allowing 34 points per contest on defense. This year’s team is being led by running back James Sims, who has rushed for 956 yards and eight touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, West Virginia linebacker Isaiah Bruce is questionable for this game due to a leg injury. Kansas receiver D.J. Beshears is out with a shoulder injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing West Virginia. The Mountaineers are getting 76% of the wagers with odds of -20 points at home against Kansas.