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Kansas vs. West Virginia Prediction: Sharp Betting Action Hits Biggest Game of the Night

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Kansas vs. West Virginia Odds

Kansas -1.5
West Virginia +1.5
Total  146.5
Date Saturday, Jan. 7
Time 6 p.m. ET
TV ESPN+

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Out of more than 140 games on Saturday’s college basketball slate, there’s one that’ll have the attention of most of the nation.

The Kansas Jayhawks travel to the mountain roads of Morgantown to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers.

According to KenPom’s FanMatch, which ranks games by “thrill score,” the Kansas vs. West Virginia game is expected to be the most exciting game out of all 146 games on Saturday’s slate.

The defending national champion Jayhawks have picked up right where they left off despite losing key players from last year’s squad. Kansas is currently ranked No. 3 in the county in the AP Poll and No. 5 on KenPom with a 13-1 record.

The only loss came on a neutral court against Tennessee, which is currently ranked No. 8 in the nation on the AP Poll.

The Jayhawks have one of their toughest tests yet on the road at West Virginia. The Mountaineers are coming off back-to-back losses but are still ranked in the top 20 on KenPom.

We have tracked sharp action, big money and a top expert pick all aligned on one side in this game.

Kansas vs. West Virginia Prediction

West Virginia opened as a 2.5-point underdog and that line has been steadily declining.

West Virginia is only a 1 or 1.5-point underdog on most books currently.