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