The No. 23 Kansas Jayhawks (12-6) are just 2-point underdogs as they try to break a four-game road losing streak when they square off against the No. 17 West Virginia Mountaineers (12-5) on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at WVU Coliseum. The matchup airs at 2:00 PM ET on CBS. The over/under in the matchup is 141.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 6, 2021, 2:16 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Mountaineers (-2)

The model projects the Mountaineers to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by slightly more points (3.5 to 2).

Pick OU:
Over (141.5)

The model predicts a total 1.9 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game.

Prediction: West Virginia 73, Kansas 70

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Mountaineers have an average implied point total of 75.4 this season, which is 3.4 points higher than their implied total in Saturday’s game (72).
  • West Virginia has scored more than its implied point total in this matchup (72) 10 times this season.
  • The Jayhawks’ average implied point total on the season (75.4 points) is 5.4 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (70 points).
  • Kansas has scored more than 70 points in nine games this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

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West Virginia and Kansas Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 2+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Mountaineers 8-9 5-6 12-5
Jayhawks 7-9-1 5-6 8-8-1

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Betting Tips – Shooting Stats

  • The Mountaineers are shooting 42.5% from the field this season, 0.7 percentage points higher than the 41.8% the Jayhawks allow to opponents.
  • When West Virginia shoots better than 41.8% from the field, it is 5-1 against the spread and 6-0 overall.
  • Kansas has gone 6-3 against the spread and 10-0 overall in games it allows its opponents to shoot better than 42.5% from the field.
  • The Jayhawks’ 44.2% shooting percentage from the field this season is 1.1 percentage points higher than the Mountaineers have given up to their opponents (43.1%).
  • This season, Kansas has a 7-4 record overall and a 5-4-1 record against the spread in games the team collectively shoots above 43.1% from the field.
  • When opponents of West Virginia shoot higher than 44.2% from the field, it is 5-4 against the spread and 8-1 overall.
  • The Mountaineers shoot 36% from deep, 1.2% higher than the 34.8% the Jayhawks allow to opponents.
  • West Virginia has collected an 8-3 straight-up record and a 6-5 record against the spread in games when the team connects on more than 34.8% of its three-point shots this season.
  • Kansas is 6-4 against the spread and 10-1 overall when its opponents hit more than 36% of their shots from deep.
  • The Jayhawks are hitting 35.3% of their shots from three-point distance, which is just 4.3 percentage points greater than the 31% the Mountaineers’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Kansas has a 6-3-1 ATS record and is 8-3 straight-up when the team hits more than 31% of its three-point attempts.
  • West Virginia has a 7-4 ATS record and an 8-3 straight-up record this season when it connects on more than 35.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Kansas is 4-2-1 against the spread and 6-2 overall when it hit more threes than its opponents, while West Virginia is 1-5 ATS and 5-1 straight up in games when it is out-shot from deep.

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