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    The Big 12 conference tournament continues Thursday as the No. 1 seed Kansas Jayhawks (25-6, 13-5 Big 12) face off against the No. 8 seed West Virginia Mountaineers (19-13, 7-11 Big 12) at T-Mobile Center, starting at 3:00 PM on ESPN. Kansas is a 4.5-point favorite to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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    How do I watch Jayhawks vs. Mountaineers?

    • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
    • Arena: T-Mobile Center

    Betting Lines for Jayhawks vs. Mountaineers

    Kansas vs West Virginia Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Kansas -4.5 149

    Kansas Betting Stats & Information

    • Kansas has won 22 of 25 games when listed as the moneyline favorite this season (88%).
    • When they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -196 or shorter, the Jayhawks have gone 17-1 (94.4% winning percentage).
    • The Jayhawks are 14-17-0 against the spread this season.
    • The Mountaineers are 2-2 against the spread when an underdog by 4.5 points or more this season.
    • The average point total for Kansas’ games this year is 5.2 fewer points than the over/under of 149 in this matchup.

    West Virginia Betting Stats & Info

    • West Virginia has been underdogs in 13 games this season and won three (23.1%) of those contests.
    • The Mountaineers have entered five games this season as the underdog by +165 or more and is 2-3 in those contests.
    • The Mountaineers are 17-15-0 against the spread this year.
    • The Mountaineers have a 2-2 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 4.5 points or more this year.
    • The average over/under in West Virginia’s games this season is 1.4 fewer points than the point total of 149 in this outing.

    Kansas vs. West Virginia Season Stat Comparison

    Kansas Rank Kansas AVG West Virginia AVG West Virginia Rank
    87th 75.6 Points Scored 76.8 58th
    123rd 68.2 Points Allowed 70.8 199th
    76th 33.5 Rebounds 31.6 186th
    181st 8.6 Off. Rebounds 10.1 53rd
    212th 7.1 3pt Made 7.4 182nd
    10th 16.9 Assists 13.2 165th
    175th 11.8 Turnovers 12.4 231st

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Kansas Jayhawks Leaders

    • The Jayhawks leader in points and rebounds is Jalen Wilson, who scores 19.7 points and pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game.
    • Dajuan Harris leads Kansas in assists, averaging 6.3 per game while also scoring 8.6 points per contest.
    • Gradey Dick makes more threes per game than any other member of the Jayhawks, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.4 per contest.

    West Virginia Mountaineers Leaders

    • Erik Stevenson is the top scorer for the Mountaineers with 15.6 points per game. He also adds 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game to his scoring output.
    • West Virginia’s leader in rebounds is Tre Mitchell with 5.4 per game, and its leader in assists is Kedrian Johnson with 3.2 per game.
    • Stevenson hits 2.4 three-pointers per game, the most on the Mountaineers.
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