West Virginia vs. Kansas State Pick
No. 7 West Virginia lost to Oklahoma at home earlier this week but will the Mountaineers rebound versus Kansas State tonight at 6:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Mountaineers are 3-point road favorites versus the Wildcats while the over/under is sitting at 147 points. As of this writing, neither the point spread nor the total have moved off the original numbers.
WEST VIRGINIA KEY TRENDS: The Mountaineers are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, all of which were conference games. That said, they're 13-5 against the number in their last 18 games as a road favorite and are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games versus an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
KANSAS STATE KEY TRENDS: The Wildcats are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five games overall and are 18-7-2 against the number in their last 27 games as a home favorite. That said, they're just 1-7-1 at the betting window in their last nine games coming off an ATS win and are winless at 0-3-1 against the spread in thier last four home games.
OUR PREDICTION: The Mountaineers have been a good bet coming off a loss, covering in 10 of their last 14 games following defeat. So even though they lost to Oklahoma at home, I like WVU to bounce back off that defeat with a sound victory this evening. The Wildcats are also just 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 games coming off a win and they're not catching enough points against what should be a focused and determined Mountaineers team.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS -3