Kentucky vs. West Virginia Prediction
Are the West Virginia Mountaineers laying too many points to the Kentucky Wildcats at 7:00 p.m. ET tonight? Or will the home team cover?
Who Oddsmakers Like: West Virginia. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Mountaineers are 9.5-point home favorites to beat the Wildcats, who opened as 10-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 149 and that's where it currently sits.
Who Public Bettors Like: Kentucky. As of Saturday morning, 54% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Wildcats to cover the spread. Meanwhile, 66% of the betting tickets for this game are on the under.
Who We Like: West Virginia. The Mountaineers are a perfect 5-0 at the betting window in their last five games coming off an ATS loss. They're also 9-4-1 against the spread in their last 14 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
On the other side, the Wildcats have not covered the spread in their last four games coming off a successful cover in their previous game. They're also 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS -9.5