K-State vs West Virginia Odds
In a battle between ranked Big 12 teams, 6-0 Kansas State, No. 4 in the BCS standings, heads to Morgantown to take on Geno Smith and 5-1 West Virginia Saturday night (7 pm ET, Fox).
The Mountaineers, who just got toasted by Texas Tech, were early three-point favorites over the Wildcats, who just won at Iowa State.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had the Mountaineers pegged as 4-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was sitting at 72 at BetOnline which was the best number for OVER bettors.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mountaineers rated this week at No. 48 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 21. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 59-43 result in favor of the Wildcats this week.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits West Virginia's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 45.7 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 19 this week at 16.5 PPG. The Mountaineers aerial game is averaging 384.8 yards per game, more than the Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 240.2 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Wildcats feature the league's No. 10-rated road run defense, allowing 78.5 yards per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, ranks No. 71 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Kansas State, they were a 27-21 winner as they battled Iowa State on the road. Kansas State covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite, while 48 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Collin Klein went over the 100-yard mark (105) in his team's latest effort as Kansas State defeated Iowa State by a score of 27-21 on Saturday.
West Virginia was a 49-14 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Texas Tech. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (63) made winners of UNDER bettors. West Virginia lost its last outing 49-14 against Texas Tech on Saturday, getting a 114-yard receiving performance from Tavon Austin in a losing cause at Jones AT&T Stadium.
Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Wildcats at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas State's last 5 games on the road
Kansas State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas State's last 14 games on the road
West Virginia is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
West Virginia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of West Virginia's last 9 games at home
West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Kansas State home to Texas Tech, Saturday, October 27
West Virginia home to TCU, Saturday, November 3