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Early ESPN Prediction For Kansas' Game Saturday

Bill Self yelling with his right hand in the air.

WICHITA, KS - MARCH 17: Head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks communicates with the team as they take on the Seton Hall Pirates in the first half during the second round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at INTRUST Bank Arena on March 17, 2018 in Wichita, Kansas. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Kansas Jayhawks return to action on Saturday afternoon with a game against West Virginia at WVU Coliseum.

Kansas is on a three-game winning streak, with victories over TCU, Baylor, and Texas in the last 10 days. However, those Baylor and Texas wins may have been a little too close for Bill Self's comfort, with the Jayhawks winning five five and two points respectively.

West Virginia, on the other hand, has fallen on its face since opening up their Big 12 schedule earlier this month. The Mountaineers are 0-5 in the conference and are just 8-9 on the season.

ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the game.

ESPN’s Basketball Power Index believes that Kansas basketball has a strong chance of winning.

The computer model gives the Jayhawks a 66.1-percent chance to win this Saturday’s game in Morgantown.

The Jayhawks have had a decisive edge since the Mountaineers joined the Big 12 back in 2013.

In 14 matchups against West Virginia since 2013, Kansas is 10-4 and on a four-game winning streak in the series.

Suffice it to say, a West Virginia win would be among the biggest Big 12 upsets of the season.

Having already been caught napping on Iowa State earlier this month, Bill Self will surely make sure his team is prepared.

The game will be played at 2 p.m. EST on ESPN.