West Virginia vs. Kansas Betting Odds & Game Analysis | College Football Week 13 Predictions


By Dan Watson | November 22, 2021, 4:39 am

In a matchup of two conference rivals, the West Virginia Mountaineers (5-6, 0-0 Big 12) will face off against the Kansas Jayhawks (2-9, 0-0 Big 12). The Mountaineers are big favorites, expected to win by at least two touchdowns (currently -15). The game has an over/under of 55.5 points.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

West Virginia stats and betting info

Betting trends for West Virginia

  • So far this season, West Virginia has put together a 6-5-0 record against the spread.
  • The Mountaineers are 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 15-point favorites.
  • West Virginia has hit the over in four of its 11 games with a set total (36.4%).
  • This season, three of West Virginia’s 11 games have gone over Saturday’s total of 55.5 points.
  • This season the average total for Mountaineers games is 52.5 points, 3.0 fewer than the over/under of 55.5 points for this contest.
  • The Mountaineers rack up 113.0 fewer yards per game (378.5), than the Jayhawks give up per matchup (491.5).
  • In games that West Virginia amasses over 491.5 yards, the team is 2-0 overall.
  • The Mountaineers have turned the ball over three more times (17 total) than the Jayhawks have forced a turnover (14) this season.
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 264.4 (2908) 34
Rush yards 114.2 (1256) 113
Points scored 26.2 (288) 80
Pass yards against 217.5 (2392) 51
Rush yards against 133.5 (1468) 39
Points allowed 24.0 (264) 49

Key players for West Virginia

  • Jarret Doege has 2,738 passing yards (248.9 ypg) to lead West Virginia, completing 65.4% of his passes and throwing 16 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions this season.
  • The team’s top rusher, Leddie Brown, has carried the ball 204 times for 909 yards (82.6 per game), with 12 touchdowns this year. He’s also caught 33 passes for 202 yards (18.4 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Winston Wright’s 643 receiving yards (58.5 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s registered 57 receptions and three touchdowns.
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Kansas stats and betting info

Betting trends for Kansas

  • So far this year, Kansas has compiled a 3-7-0 record against the spread.
  • In games they have played as at least 15-point underdogs this season, the Jayhawks are 3-7 against the spread.
  • Six of Kansas’ 10 games with a set total have hit the over (60%).
  • This season, seven of Kansas’ games have finished with a combined score higher than 55.5 points.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 3.2 points fewer than the average over/under in Jayhawks’ games this season (58.7 points).
  • The Jayhawks collect 27.6 fewer yards per game (323.3) than the Mountaineers give up per matchup (350.9).
  • Kansas is 1-4 overall when the team piles up more than 350.9 yards.
  • This season the Jayhawks have turned the ball over 11 times, one more than the Mountaineers’ takeaways (10).
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 179.0 (1969) 111
Rush yards 144.3 (1587) 84
Points scored 20.1 (221) 118
Pass yards against 242.0 (2662) 89
Rush yards against 249.5 (2744) 129
Points allowed 42.9 (472) 129

Key players for Kansas

  • Jason Bean has thrown for 1,252 yards (113.8 ypg) to lead Kansas, completing 56.4% of his passes and tossing six touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. He’s also run for 402 yards (36.5 ypg) on 92 carries with two rushing touchdowns.
  • Devin Neal’s team-high 707 rushing yards (64.3 per game) have come on 158 carries, with eight touchdowns this year.
  • Kwamie Lassiter II’s 608 receiving yards (55.3 yards per game) lead the team. He has 52 receptions with three touchdowns.

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