Kansas vs. West Virginia Total Pick
The West Virginia Mountaineers picked up an impressive win last week in Lubbock and will now look to avoid suffering a letdown when they host the Kansas Jayhawks at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. Is this matchup a perfect spot for under bettors to take advantage of the total or will the over hit?
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 6, 2018
Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Mountaineers are 28.5-point favorites to beat the Jayhawks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 61.5 points. As of this writing, 68% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Mountaineers.
Kansas sophomore QB Miles Kendrick (shoulder) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against West Virginia. Kendrick injured his shoulder on a rushing attempt against Baylor in Week 4. He subsequently sat out this past weekend's loss to Oklahoma State. Jayhawks HC David Beaty said that the hope was that the sophomore would be available after the team has its bye week. Carter Stanley will start versus the Mountaineers this weekend.
West Virginia Mountaineers
Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline lists West Virginia senior QB Will Grier as one of the players who saw his stock rise after his performance against Texas Tech. Grier (6'2/223) threw for 370 yards and three scores on 27-of-41 passing in the victory over the Red Raiders. Pauline notes that many of the "big name" quarterbacks have struggled to start the year, but Grier has been excellent. "During Saturday’s victory over Texas Tech, Grier displayed great poise, accuracy and wherewithal," Pauline writes. "He’s stayed away from mental mistakes and poor throws this season and is making a big charge up draft boards." He expects Grier to play in the Senior Bowl, and a strong showing there -- and a strong finish to this season -- will certainly help his draft stock.
The under is 21-9 in the Jayhawks' last 30 games overall.
The under is 4-1 in the Mountaineers' last four home games.
Kendrick is out for Kansas but Carter Stanley impressed a week ago against Oklahoma State, completing 24-of-32 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns. Kansas is the team we need to worry about when it comes to hitting the over so if Stanley can move the ball, then there’s going to be enough points scored to reach this over. While the Mountaineers are averaging 42.2 points per game offensively, they’re only surrendering 17.8. We know WVU will score. In fact, the Mountaineers may put up 45. Hopefully Kansas can take care of the rest.
College Football Prediction: Kansas/West Virginia over 61.5