Kansas Has Their Eyes on Sportsbook Gold
Posted by: Mike Davis
The Kansas Jayhawks basketball program has a longstanding online NCAAB betting repute and this year’s squad is doing a great job of representing the school colors. Bill Self leads Kansas in his 14th year as the Jayhawks coach and under his watch the program has advanced to a 22-3 record and a No. 3 nationwide ranking. Throughout his tenure, Self has proven himself as an elite coach by always keeping the Jayhawks in contention for the title, and actually winning the NCAA tournament back in 2008. But now that we’re 9 years down the line, Self and Kansas’ program are looking to win another NCAA title in order to cement their sportsbook legacy.
With each passing day there are fewer games until the start of the NCAA Madness and fans can begin to fill out their March Madness betting brackets. As we draw nearer to the officials start of the tournament, each contest becomes more and more important as the remaining games on the schedule begin to diminish. This Monday night, Kansas will be looking to capitalize on a contest against a nationally ranked opponent.
On February 13th, the Jayhawks will play host to No. 13 West Virginia at the Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. The Jayhawks are coming into this matchup with a No. 3 nationwide ranking and will be looking to improve on their 10-2 Big 12 record. Considering how high the AP poll is ranking Kansas, most college basketball betting sites will come out in favor of the Jayhawks.
ONLINE NCAAB BETTING ODDS – REGULAR SEASON – Monday, February, 13th
Kansas Jayhawks -4½ (-110) 156 (-110) -200
West Virginia Mountaineers +4½ (-110) 156 (-110) +170
As most sportsbook fans would expect, Self’s squad is indeed coming into Monday night’s games as the favorite. Granted, West Virginia isn’t known for having the most formidable of basketball programs in the nation, but this year the Mountaineers have been far from a pushover.
After playing in 25 games, West Virginia is riding into this matchup with a 20-5 record – 3rd best in the Big 12. Baylor currently has a 1-lead over the Mountaineers, but in the coming weeks West Virginia could very well pass the Bears. It’s not likely, but it is an online NCAAB betting possibility. So far this season, West Virginia has posted an 8-4 record in conference play.
Kansas will be looking to pick up their 3rd consecutive win after conceding 2 sportsbook losses in their last 6 games. The Jayhawks are lead by leading point-scorer Frank Mason III who is putting up 20.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game. Josh Jackson is second in points for Kansas with an average of 16.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game.
The sportsbook underdogs will turn to Jevon Carter who is currently leading the team in points with his average of 11.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.3 assists. Second for West Virginia is Esa Ahmad who is currently draining 11.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists.