Kansas Vs West Virginia: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – March 9, 2023

Written By Staff on March 9, 2023

The West Virginia Mountaineers (19-13, 7-11 Big 12) will look to continue a three-game winning streak when they hit the road to play the No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (25-6, 13-5 Big 12) on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at T-Mobile Center. The game airs at 3:00 PM ET on ESPN. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Jayhawks’ (-197 to win on the moneyline) game versus the Mountaineers (+161).

The betting trends in the article below reference odds valid as of March 9, 2023 at 1:47 PM ET.

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Kansas vs West Virginia Betting Odds

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Kansas Offense Vs. West Virginia Defense

Kansas Offense Stats (Rank) West Virginia Defense
75.6 (87) Points/Gm 70.8 (199)
36.2 (63) Possessions/Game 34.1 (208)
46.4 (70) Field Goal % 44.5 (211)
34.7 (157) 3PT % 34 (189)
52.3 (105) Effective FG % 50.5 (192)
55.7 (110) True Shooting % 55.3 (214)

West Virginia Offense Vs. Kansas Defense

West Virginia Offense Stats (Rank) Kansas Defense
76.8 (58) Points/Gm 68.2 (123)
34.1 (152) Possessions/Game 36.2 (301)
45.4 (132) Field Goal % 41.3 (40)
35.3 (117) 3PT % 31.5 (50)
51.8 (143) Effective FG % 46.9 (34)
56.3 (78) True Shooting % 51.3 (45)

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Kansas Betting Insights

  • Kansas has covered 14 times in 31 games with a spread this season.
  • The Jayhawks are 5-12 ATS this season when playing as at least 4.5-point favorites.
  • A total of 15 out of Kansas’ 31 games this season have gone over the point total.
  • In 12 games this season, the Jayhawks and their opponents have scored more than 149 combined points.
  • Kansas has an average point total of 143.8 in its matchups this year, 5.2 fewer points than this game’s over/under.

West Virginia Betting Insights

  • West Virginia has covered 16 times in 32 chances against the spread this year.
  • The Mountaineers have covered the spread once when an underdog by 4.5 points or more this year (in three opportunities).
  • West Virginia and its opponents have combined to hit the over 21 out of 32 times this season.
  • The Mountaineers have played 16 games this season that have had more than 149 combined points scored.
  • The average total for West Virginia’s games this season is 147.6 points, 1.4 fewer points than this game’s over/under.

Kansas Key Players

  • The Jayhawks points and rebounds leader is Jalen Wilson. He averages 19.7 points per game and pulls down 8.4 rebounds.
  • Kansas’ assists leader is Dajuan Harris, who averages 6.3 per game.
  • The Jayhawks are led by Gradey Dick from beyond the arc. He knocks down 2.4 shots from deep per game.
  • Kansas’ steals leader is Kevin McCullar, who collects 2.1 per game. KJ Adams Jr. leads the team averaging 0.8 blocks a game.

West Virginia Key Players

  • The Mountaineers leader in scoring is Erik Stevenson with 15.6 points per game. He also adds 3.5 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists per game.
  • Tre Mitchell (5.4 rebounds per game) and Kedrian Johnson (3.2 assists per game) are the West Virginia leaders in rebounds and assists.
  • Stevenson makes more threes per game than any other member of the Mountaineers, averaging 2.4 treys per game.
  • Nobody on West Virginia grabs more steals than Johnson (1.8 per game) or blocks more shots than James Okonkwo (0.7 per game).
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