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How and what to watch for No. 23 Kansas vs. No. 17 West Virginia

A pair of ranked Big 12 opponents will meet up on Saturday afternoon in one of the games of the day.

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Kansas Jayhawks guard Marcus Garrett brings the ball up court in the second half of a Big 12 basketball game between the Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats on February 29, 2020 at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS. Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The No. 23 Kansas Jayhawks will head on the road to take on the 17th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers in a battle between ranked Big 12 teams in one of the best games of the day on Saturday afternoon.

Kansas (12-6, 6-4 Big 12) will enter this game tied for fourth place in the conference. After losing four of their last five games, the Jayhawks got the best of the Kansas State Wildcats 74-51 on Tuesday night. Four Kansas players scored in double digits including David McCormack and Christian Braun, both of whom went for 18 points. Ochai Agbaji is leading Kansas in scoring with 14.1 points per game along with 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

West Virginia (12-5, 5-3 Big 12) enter in a tie with the Texas Longhorns for second place in the conference. After postponing a few games due to COVID-19, the Mountaineers returned and have won three of the four games since returning, including a 76-72 road win over the Iowa State Cyclones on Tuesday night. Taz Sherman scored 18 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Miles McBride is averaging 15.1 points, and Derek Culver is putting up 14 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. The Mountaineers are ranked No. 15 in adjusted offensive efficiency.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Kansas vs. West Virginia on Saturday, February 6th at 2:00 p.m. ET on CBS, or you can stream it via the CBS Sports app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the CBS Sports app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: West Virginia -1
Point Total: 141.5
Money line: Kansas vs. West Virginia

  • Kansas is 5-0 straight up and 4-1 against the spread in the last five games against West Virginia.
  • Kansas is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and West Virginia hit the over in six of their last seven games.

The Best Bet

This is a virtual tossup in Morgantown with both Top 25 teams jockeying for positioning in the Big XII standings as the month of February unfolds. The over is the play here with the Mountaineers looking to push the pace as the Jayhawks follow suit.

Pick: Over 141.5

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