West Virginia vs. K-State Prediction
The West Virginia Mountaineers are only laying a point to Kansas State today at 3:30 p.m. ET in Manhattan. Is Dana Holgorsen's team a safe play?
ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Kansas State. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Wildcats are now 1-point home favorites to beat the Mountaineers, who opened as a 2.5-point underdogs. As for the total, the number currently sits at 61.5 points after opening at 64.5.
THE PUBLIC LIKES: West Virginia. As of Saturday morning, the Mountaineers are receiving 54% of the tickets.
HISTORICAL TRENDS LIKE: Kansas State. The underdog is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams while the Mountaineers are 0-5 at the betting window in their last five games versus the Wildcats. The under, meanwhile, is 5-0 in the last five meetings.
WHO WE LIKE: West Virginia. Kansas State quarterback Jesse Ertz is doubtful to play today while backup Alex Delton is questionable. Granted, Skylar Thompson did a great job last week in Kansas State's victory over Texas Tech but Will Grier is coming off a 316-yard performance against a solid Iowa State team a week ago. Plus, Kansas State has allowed three straight opposing quarterbacks to throw for 400-plus yards. The Wildcats are just 2-6 against the spread as a home favorite.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 11 PICK: WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS +1