Kansas State Wildcats host West Virginia Mountaineers in college basketball action
West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Kansas State vs West Virginia battle Monday at Bramlage Coliseum as the Wildcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Wildcats currently sports a 20-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-11 ATS. The Mountaineers are 13-12 and 9-13-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats produce a 9-9-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mountaineers have gone 10-13 against the number.
Bettors looking to go with the Wildcats in this one found them listed as 10-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Mountaineers was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 42 (Wildcats) and the No. 108 (Mountaineers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-66 result in favor of the Wildcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas State's No. 136 nationally ranked offense (69 points per game) against a Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 159 at 65.6 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 43.4% from the field, more than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (40.9% on average).
Defensively, West Virginia features the nation's No. 131-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Kansas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 119 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, West Virginia was a 66-64 winner at home against Texas Tech. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites. West Virginia got 25 points from Deniz Kilicli en route to a 66-64 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday at WVU Colliseum.
In their last action, Kansas State was an 81-61 winner at home against Baylor. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Kansas State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Baylor out of the gym and running up an 81-61 score at Bramlage Coliseum.
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Oklahoma State are 1-0
After playing Texas Tech are 1-1
After a win are 5-5
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Baylor are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
A few Mountaineers at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games on the road
West Virginia is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Kansas State is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games at home
Kansas State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas State's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas State's last 6 games at home
West Virginia home to Oklahoma State, Saturday, February 23
Kansas State at Texas, Saturday, February 23