2012 FOX College Football Week 8 Odds: Kansas State vs. West Virginia Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Friday, 19 October 2012 08:30
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Kansas St. vs. West Virginia Odds

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MORGANTOWN, WV (The Spread) – No. 17 West Virginia hopes to rebound from its first loss on Saturday when it hosts No. 4 Kansas State at 7PM ET on FOX.

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West Virginia is 5-1 on the year, 2-1 in the Big 12 and 4-0 at home. Kansas State is 6-0 overall, 3-0 in the Big 12 and 2-0 on the road. The Wildcats are 4-1-1 against the spread this year while the Mountaineers are 2-4 ATS. These two have no recent meetings.

Trends show that Kansas State is 6-1-1 against the spread in its last 8 road games and 19-6-1 ATS in its last 26 conference games. West Virginia has covered the spread in its last 4 games after a loss but is just 1-4 ATS in its last 5 conference games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv West Virginia is a slight favorite at home, as the Mountaineers are getting odds of -2.5 points against Kansas State. The over/under total for this game has been set at 74 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had West Virginia favored by 3.5 points. The spread was never higher than that and it has not been lower than its current 2.5-point setting.

West Virginia is coming off a 49-14 drubbing at the hands of Texas Tech last week. It was the first loss for the Red Raiders and a far cry from what the Mountaineers had done on offense all year. This season, WVU is averaging 45.7 points per game, and that includes last week’s 14-point performance. West Virginia has been led by quarterback Geno Smith, as he has thrown for 2,271 yards and 25 touchdowns on the year. The issue for WVU this season has been the defense, as it is giving up 37.3 points per game on the year.

Kansas State is coming off a 27-21 win at Iowa State last week. The Wildcats have won two of their last three games by 6 points or less. For the year, K-State is scoring 40.8 points per game on offense while the defense is holding opponents to just 16.5 points per game. The offense has been led by quarterback Collin Klein, who has thrown for 1,074 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for 510 yards and 10 scores.

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In terms of Injuries, Kansas State has no new injuries to report. For West Virginia, offensive lineman Jeff Braun is questionable with an ankle injury while receiver Stedman Bailey is also questionable with an ankle issue.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Kansas State. The Wildcats are getting 53% of the wagers with odds of +2.5 points at West Virginia on Saturday.

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