Jayhawks vs. Mountaineers Prediction
The Kansas Jayhawks have won their last three games going into their road tilt today at the West Virginia Mountaineers. Should bettors place their wagers on seventh-ranked Kansas?
Saturday, January 19, 2019
WVU Coliseum at 2PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Jayhawks are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 150 points. As of Saturday morning, 70 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Kansas. Check out our College Basketball Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Jayhawks hold off Longhorns
Kansas secured an 80-78 home victory Monday night over Texas when the Longhorns' 3-pointer at the buzzer was well off the mark. The Jayhawks (15-2, 4-1 Big 12) outscored Texas 42-38 in the second half of the win. Kansas shot 29-of-54 from the floor including 11-of-22 from 3-point range plus 11-of-21 at the free throw line. Lagerald Vick paced the Jayhawks with 21 points on 7-of-14 shooting including 5-of-8 on 3-point attempts plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also tallied four rebounds and four assists. Marcus Garrett accounted for 20 points, three assists, three steals and two boards. Dedric Lawson had 17 points and eight caroms. Devon Dotson added 10 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Mountaineers drop fifth straight
West Virginia continued its struggles Tuesday night at Texas Christian as it fell 98-67 to drop to 8-9 overall and 0-5 in the Big 12 Conference. The Mountaineers trailed 48-28 at halftime and were unable to recover. James Bolden paced WVU with 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting including 1-of-5 on 3-point tries plus 4-of-5 on free throws. He also recorded three rebounds and three assists. Wesley Harris added 13 points, eight boards and two blocked shots. West Virginia shot 23-of-60 from the floor, 3-of-18 on 3-point attempts and 18-of-24 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Jayhawks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games. Kansas is 2-7 ATS in its last nine Saturday games.
The Mountaineers are 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 games overall. West Virginia is 8-20-1 ATS in its last 29 Saturday games.
West Virginia is really struggling defensively this season, which isn't typical of a team coached by Bob Huggins. Kansas has been a top 10 team nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency and while not quite as good offensively, still in the top 25. The Jayhawks are looking like they're in the midst of another hot streak and this is a game it needs to win against a struggling program. Go with KU on the road here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: KANSAS JAYHAWKS -5.5