Kansas State vs. West Virginia Pick
Is No. 15 West Virginia ready to get back on track at home when the Mountaineers host Kansas State today at 4PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, West Virginia is favored at home in this game, as the Mountaineers are getting odds of -8 points against Kansas State. The over/under total is listed at 145 points. Today’s game will take place from the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia and will air live on ESPN2.
West Virginia has been in a real funk, losing three straight and five of its last six games. That includes a 93-77 loss at Iowa State earlier this week. WVU is 16-6 overall, 5-4 in the Big 12 and 8-11 against the spread. The Mountaineers are averaging 80.6 points per game this season while allowing 67.8 per contest. Jevon Carter is leading West Virginia this season with 17.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists per game while Daxter Miles Jr. is adding 12.8 points per game. Miles is battling an illness and is questionable to play today.
Kansas State is coming off a 70-56 loss at home to Kansas. That snapped a four-game win streak for the Wildcats. K-State is 16-6 overall, 5-4 in the Big 12 and 8-11 against the spread. The Wildcats are averaging 75.4 points per game on offense while allowing just 66.8 per game. Barry Brown is leading Kansas State with 17 points per game while Dean Wade is adding 16.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest.
West Virginia has won eight of its last nine meetings with Kansas State, including a 77-69 win at Kansas State back on Jan. 1. WVU hasn’t looked good lately, but its lone win in recent weeks was a dominant showing against Texas at home. Returning home after a loss at Iowa State in which the defense played awful should help the Mountaineers get back to form. Kansas State won’t be ready for the WVU defense at home. The public betting is strongly with Kansas State, but I will take West Virginia at home.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: WEST VIRGINIA -8