|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAABLet's take a look at Saturday's Big Twelve Conference Championship game between the No. 8 West Virginia Mountaineers and the No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks. The game at the Sprint Center is scheduled to tip off at 6:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN and ESPN3. As of this writing,Kansas is a solid favorite to win.
The Mountaineers are 26-7 SU and 20-10 ATS so far this season. Thirteen of their games have gone OVER the line, with sixteen going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 67-63 win over Oklahoma, where they won against the spread as -1 point favorites. The total went UNDER the 147 point line set by sports betting oddsmakers in that game.
The Jayhawks are 29-4 SU and 20-11 ATS overall this year. Eleven of their games have gone OVER the line, with nineteen going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 70-65 win over Baylor, where they failed to cover the spread as -7 point favorites. The total went UNDER the 145 point line set by NCAA college basketball betting sites for that matchup.
West Virginia is 5-0 ATS coming off of a SU win, and 6-0 ATS overall lately. They are 5-0 ATS after a win spreadwise, and 6-0 ATS against Big 12 teams. They are 4-1 ATS on Saturday, and 4-0 ATS against teams with a winning record. They are 5-2 ATS at a neutral site.
The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their recent games on Saturday, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 games played at a neutral site.
Kansas is 5-1 ATS when playing at a neutral site, and 10-3 ATS overall recently. They are 9-3 ATS coming off of a SU win, and 9-3 ATS against opponents from the Big 12. They are 8-3 ATS against teams with a winning record.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games on Saturday, and UNDER in 10 of their last 14 games against Big 12 teams. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of their last 13 games coming off of a SU win, and UNDER in 8 of their last 12 games overall.
Between these teams, West Virginia is 4-1 ATS lately, and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in this series.
They last met on February 9, 2016, when Kansas won 75-65, and won against the spread as -7 point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 149 point line set by the online sportsbooks for that game.
For Saturday's Big 12 Conference Championship game, betting odds list the Jayhawks as -4 point favorites. The over/under is set at 145 points. On the moneyline, West Virginia is listed at +150, with Kansas a -170.