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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas State Wildcats Betting Matchup Report

Kansas State WildcatsWest Virginia Mountaineers
Jan 12, 1:30 PM | WVU Colliseum

Kansas State Wildcats vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

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WVU Colliseum will host West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Kansas State Wildcats action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 12-2 and 4-6 ATS on the year, while the Mountaineers are at 8-6 and 3-8-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Mountaineers are 4-8, while the Wildcats have a 2-6 mark.

View Kansas State vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, West Virginia sat as 1.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Mountaineers, most recently No. 84 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 48 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-68 victory for the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and West Virginia has the nation's No. 170-rated offensive output, at 68.3 PPG. The visiting Wildcats defense ranks No. 15 allowing on average 56.9 PPG. The Mountaineers FG% has averaged 39% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.2% per game.

Defensively, Kansas State features the nation's No. 117-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 156 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kansas State was a 73-67 winner at home against Oklahoma State. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Kansas State got 28 points from Rodney McGruder en route to a 73-67 victory over Oklahoma State on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum.

West Virginia was a 57-53 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Texas. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. West Virginia got 12 points from Aaric Murray en route to a 57-53 victory over Texas on Wednesday at Frank Erwin Center.

Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing TCU are 0-1
After playing Oklahoma State are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Texas are 0-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Wildcats at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Kansas State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kansas State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
West Virginia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Kansas State at TCU, Wednesday, January 16
West Virginia at Iowa State, Wednesday, January 16