West Virginia vs. Kentucky Odds
CLEVELAND, OH (TheSpread) – Top-seeded Kentucky looks to go 37-0 tonight when it takes on No. 5 West Virginia in the Midwest Regional semifinal of the NCAA Tournament at 9:45PM ET on CBS.
Kentucky is 36-0 on the season, 7-0 on the neutral floor and 18-16-2 against the spread. West Virginia is 25-9 overall, 8-1 on a neutral court and 19-13 against the spread. The Wildcats are making their 41st appearance in the Sweet 16 while West Virginia is appearing in a regional semifinal for the ninth time. These two last met in 2011 with Kentucky getting a 71-63 win at home.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kentucky is favored heavily in this game, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -13.5 points against West Virginia. The over/under total for the game has been set at 136.5 points. This game is being played from Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
West Virginia has defeated Maryland and Buffalo thus far in the NCAA Tournament. The Mountaineers are just 3-3 in their last six games, but are 4-1 against the spread in their last five. WVU has hit the under in both tournament games thus far, but had hit the over in four straight prior to March Madness.
Kentucky has defeated Hampton and Cincinnati thus far in the tournament, but the Wildcat have failed to cover the spread in both games, with the spread being 15 points or more in both contests. The Wildcats are just 3-3-1 against the spread in their last seven and they have hit the under in four of their last six games.