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Kansas vs. West Virginia odds, picks, how to watch, live stream: Model makes CBB predictions for Jan. 15, 2022

Big 12 powers will meet Saturday when the Kansas Jayhawks (13-2, 2-1) host the West Virginia Mountaineers (13-2, 2-1). Both teams have been regulars in the NCAA Tournament in recent years, and they’re both well-positioned to make another March Madness run. It’ll be a matchup of contrasting strengths, with the Jayhawks averaging a whopping 81.7 points per game, while Bob Huggins guides a stingy WVU defense that gives up just 61.3 points per contest this season. You can stream the game on Paramount+.

Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. ET from Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Jayhawks as 11.5-point favorites in the latest Kansas vs. West Virginia odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 143. Saturday’s matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.

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How to watch Kansas vs. West Virginia

  • Kansas vs. West Virginia date: Saturday, Jan. 15
  • Kansas vs. West Virginia time: 2 p.m. ET
  • Kansas vs. West Virginia TV channel: CBS 
  • Kansas vs. West Virginia live stream: Paramount+

College basketball picks for West Virginia vs. Kansas

Before tuning into the Kansas vs. West Virginia game, you need to see the college basketball picks from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

For West Virginia vs. Kansas, the model’s strongest pick is to go under 143 points. The season-long numbers for Kansas show the Jayhawks’ offensive upside, as they’re averaging 81.7 points per game and shooting 50.1 percent from the field. 

But those numbers are a bit inflated by early-season blowouts. It’s been tougher sledding for the Jayhawks recently on offense, as they are averaging 67.7 points in Big 12 play. Though they won, they’re coming off their lowest point total of the year in their 62-61 win over Iowa State earlier this week. 

Add in a tough West Virginia defense that gives up just 61.3 points per game and it’s easy to see how this game stays under the total. SportsLine’s model is projecting that this matchup goes under well over 50 percent of the time, making it a top pick for Kansas vs. West Virginia bets on Saturday. 

How to watch, live stream the college basketball on CBS

Now that you know what to pick, get ready to watch NCAA on CBS games on Paramount+ on any device you want. Visit Paramount+ now to stream your live local CBS sporting events, including the NFL, SEC on CBS, and so much more

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