West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas Jayhawks 2/6/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 6, 2021

The No. 23 Kansas Jayhawks (12-6) are slight underdogs (by 2.5 points) to break a four-game road losing streak when they visit the No. 17 West Virginia Mountaineers (12-5) on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET. The over/under in the matchup is 141.5.

Betting Information

West Virginia vs Kansas Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
West Virginia -2.5 -105 -117 141.5 -110 -110 -138 115

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Computer picks for West Virginia vs Kansas
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
West Virginia (-2.5) Over (141.5) West Virginia 73 Kansas 70

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Total Facts

  • In 70.6% of their games this year (12 of 17 chances), the Mountaineers and their opponents have scored more than this matchup’s point total of 141.5 points.
  • Kansas and its opponents have added up to score more than 141.5 points in 61.1% of their games this year (11 of 18 opportunities).
  • The Mountaineers and the Jayhawks combine to average 7.8 more points per game than the over/under of 141.5 set for this game.
  • The Mountaineers and the Jayhawks have seen their opponents average a combined 3.8 fewer points per game than the point total of 141.5 set in this game.
  • The average over/under the Mountaineers have had set in matchups this year is 4.6 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Jayhawks this year is 0.7 points less than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 75.7 points per game the Mountaineers score are 8.4 more points than the Jayhawks allow (67.3).
  • West Virginia is 11-4 overall and 8-0 against the spread when scoring more than 67.3 points.
  • Kansas has a 1-3 record against the spread and a 0-4 record overall when giving up more than 75.7 points.
  • The Jayhawks’ 73.6 points per game are only 3.2 more points than the 70.4 the Mountaineers allow.
  • Kansas is 7-1 overall and 5-0 against the spread in games it scores more than 70.4 points.
  • West Virginia has a 2-4 record overall and an ATS record of 3-3 in games when its opponents put up more than 73.6 points.
  • The Mountaineers have put up a total of 90 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 5.3 per game), and the Jayhawks have out-scored opponents by 113 points on the season (6.3 more per game).

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West Virginia Betting Information

  • The Mountaineers have struggled a bit against the spread this year, posting an 8-9 record.
  • The Mountaineers have struggled to cover, going just 5-6 ATS when favored by at least 2.5 points.
  • West Virginia has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 11 of 17 games for a 64.7% rate.

Kansas Betting Information

  • Kansas has covered the spread in fewer than half of its contests, going 7-10 ATS.
  • When they play as at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Jayhawks have a record ATS of 4-7.
  • In 8 out Kansas’ 17 games this season, (47.1%) the teams have combined to hit the over.

Head to Head

West Virginia vs Kansas (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/22/2020 Kansas -2 138 -134 +112 Regular Season 79-65 KANSAS
2/12/2020 West Virginia -1.5 134.5 -127 +104 Regular Season 58-49 KANSAS
1/4/2020 Kansas -10 140.5 -590 +420 Regular Season 60-53 KANSAS
2/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-53 KANSAS
1/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 65-64 WVU

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West Virginia Leaders

  • Miles McBride leads the Mountaineers in points and assists per game, scoring 15.1 points and distributing 4.4 assists.
  • Derek Culver is the Mountaineers best rebounder, pulling down an average of 10.4 boards in each contest while scoring 14.0 points per game.
  • Sean McNeil leads the Mountaineers in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.0 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • McBride and Culver lead the Mountaineers on the defensive end, with McBride leading the team in steals averaging 1.8 per game and Culver in blocks averaging 1.0 per contest.

Kansas Leaders

  • Ochai Agbaji is at the top of the Jayhawks scoring leaderboard with 14.1 points per game. He also pulls down 4.0 rebounds and racks up 2.2 assists per game.
  • Jalen Wilson is atop the Jayhawks rebounding leaderboard with 7.0 rebounds per game, and Marcus Garrett paces the team in assists with 3.7 per outing.
  • Agbaji contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Jayhawks. He makes 2.6 threes per game.
  • Garrett (1.4 steals per game) is the steal leader for Kansas while David McCormack (1.0 block per game) is the block leader.
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