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West Virginia at Kansas Free Pick

February 17, 2018

Some would say this is the second best matchup of the day (behind no. 4 Xavier vs. no. 3 Villanova). Both Kansas and West Virginia are ranked teams. The game tips off at 6:00 pm EST and the spread is currently Kansas -3 and the total is 152.5 points.

55% of the betting public likes Kansas at home minus the three right now. Sportsbooks issued the line at Kansas -3.5 but it came down just a bit. In this article we will look at betting trends , team stats and my prediction on which team will cover the spread.

West Virginia is 19-7 SU and 11-12 against the spread. They have played brilliantly at times this year and others times they has not met expectations. Their offense is a juggernaut, scoring 80 PPG and their defensive play is very solid, allowing only 68 PPG. West Virginia is a good rebounding team, grabbing 37% of their misses. If they are going to win this game they will need great defense, great rebounding and to limit turnovers.

Kansas is 20-6 SU and 12-13 against the spread. They score 81 PPG and allow 70 PPG. These stats are very comparable to West Virginia’s. Kansas is coming off a nice 6 point win vs Iowa State.

Head to Head

Kansas has the slight advantage head to head winning six of their last ten against West Virginia. They played just a month ago and Kansas was able to secure that victory at West Virginia 71-66. If Kansas wins this game today it will be third win straight against the Mountaineers when they have played each other. Will West Virginia allow that to happen today?

Streaks and Trends

Kansas
Kansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas’s last 10 games
Kansas is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Kansas is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing West Virginia

West Va.
West Virginia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
West Virginia is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Kansas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia’s last 6 games when playing Kansas

Conclusion: The trends and stats are pointing to two bets here. They are pointing to West Virginia and The Under. If you like these picks you can check out our top rated sportsbooks. March Madness is just around the corner.

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