The Kansas Jayhawks are a heavy NCAA football betting underdog versus the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, November 5th at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown. Here are the betting sportsbook odds:
Kansas +34½ (-110) 53½ (-110) +8500
West Virginia -34½ (-110) 53½ (-110) -23000
The Kansas Jayhawks lost their seventh game in a row this season against the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday – though “lost” may not even begin to describe the 3-56 beatdown they receive. Kansas only had 170 yards, and has now lost 17 consecutive Big 12 games and 39 straight road games. Jayhawks head coach David Beaty highlighted the relationship between the absence of several key defensive players and the lopsided scoreboard. Key Sooners defensive players, that is. Sometimes, silence is golden, coach.
The Mountaineers lost for the first time this season, a 20-37 defeat to the Oklahoma State Cowboys. WV quarterback Skyler Howard went 24 of 39 for 212 yards with two TDs, but he also threw two interceptions and lost one fumble. The Mountaineers’ schedule put them in a big-fish-in-a-small-pond type of situation, and their 6-game-winning house of cards finally fell apart. But after hitting this bump, their easy ride will continue against the Jayhawks.
Would you like a side of NCAA football betting with that? Kansas QB Montell Cozart is completing 60.5% of his passes for 951 yards, seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. Cozart and backup Ryan Willis have combined for 10 TD passes this season. Steven Sims Jr. and LaQuvionte Gonzalez have 1082 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. Shakiem Barbel has 19 catches.
The Jayhawks’s rushing game is averaging 102.7 yards per game. Ke’aun Kinner has run for 427 yards and one touchdown. Kansas is yielding 39.3 points and 446.1 yards per game. Fish Smithson has 57 tackles, Dorance Armstrong Jr. has eight sacks, and Brandon Stewart has two interceptions. The Jayhawks are 7-24-1 against the spread in their last 32 games on the road, and 17-35-1 against the spread in their last 53 games overall. Kansas has lost 28 games in a row against ranked teams.
Janie’s got some NCAA football betting tidbits. WV QB Howard is completing 65.7% of his passes for 2033 yards, 13 touchdowns and six picks, and has one touchdown pass in four of his last five games. Shelton Gibson and Daikiel Shorts Jr. have 1108 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. Ka’Raun White has 33 catches. The Mountaineers running attack is averaging 206.8 yards per game. Rushel Shell III has rushed for 503 yards and five touchdowns. The ‘Neers are yielding 20.6 points and 387.3 yards per game. Justin Arndt has 41 tackles, Noble Nwachukwu has three sacks, and Rasul Douglas has three interceptions. WV has not lost a home game since October 10th, 2015.
Thirty-four is a lot of points, but the Mountaineers need to win by as many points as possible from now on to please the Elders of the Poll whom they angered with their poor showing last week, and Kansas should not present too much resistance.