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NCAA hoops odds preview - Kansas State vs. West Virginia

Kansas State WildcatsWest Virginia Mountaineers
15-6February 01, 2014, 01:30 | WVU Colliseum12-9



The visiting Kansas State Wildcats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at WVU Colliseum against the West Virginia Mountaineers.

West Virginia will face the 15-6 Wildcats, who own a 13-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mountaineers are 9-8 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wildcats are 5-14 favoring the OVER.

View Kansas State Wildcats vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds and Stats.

The Wildcats were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 17-rated Kansas State taking on the No. 85-rated Mountaineers in this contest.

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In their last action, Kansas State was a 66-58 winner at home against Texas Tech. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Kansas State earned a 66-58 victory over Texas Tech on Tuesday, getting 17 points from Will Spradling at Bramlage Coliseum.

West Virginia won its last outing, a 66-64 result against Baylor on January 28. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. West Virginia earned a 66-64 victory over Baylor on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Juwan Staten at Ferrell Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wildcats is ranked No. 83 in NCAA hoops at 36.9 per game. Contrast that with West Virginia’s No. 121 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, West Virginia is the No. 30-ranked team in the country at 7.9 per game, while Kansas State rates No. 146 at 5.9 per game.

A few Wildcats at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Kansas State is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games
Kansas State is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Kansas State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
West Virginia is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
West Virginia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games
West Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Kansas State home to Texas, Saturday, February 8th
West Virginia at Oklahoma, Wednesday, February 5th

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