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Kansas State Wildcats host West Virginia Mountaineers in college basketball action

West Virginia MountaineersKansas State Wildcats
Dec 8, 9:00 PM | Bramlage Coliseum

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Kansas State Wildcats Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Thursday when the Mountaineers of West Virginia hit the hard court against the Wildcats of Kansas State.

Kansas State battles the Mountaineers, currently sitting with a 4-2 mark (2-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-2 for the Wildcats and 1-3 for the Mountaineers.

View West Virginia vs Kansas State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Kansas State in this one will find them as 2-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wildcats rated this week at No. 46 and the Mountaineers sitting at No. 36. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 85-81 result in favor of the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mountaineers is ranked No. 26 in NCAA hoops at 40.7 per game. Contrast that with Kansas State’s No. 17 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Kansas State is the No. 238-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while West Virginia rates No. 294 at 4.5 per game.

Defensively, West Virginia features the nation's No. 241-rated defense on the road, allowing 75 points per game. Kansas State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 111 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, West Virginia was a 75-62 loser on the road against Mississippi State. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as underdogs. The Mountaineers endured a 75-62 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Deniz Kilicli at Humphrey Coliseum.

Last time out for Kansas State, they were a 69-61 winner as they battled Virginia Tech on the road. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Wildcats got 17 points from Jamar Samuels as Kansas State ran past Virginia Tech 69-61 on Sunday at Cassell Coliseum.

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Mississippi State are 1-0
After a loss are 8-2

Kansas State Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing North Florida are 1-0
After playing Virginia Tech are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

A few Mountaineers at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of West Virginia's last 10 games on the road
West Virginia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
West Virginia is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
West Virginia home to Miami, Saturday, December 10
Kansas State home to North Florida, Sunday, December 11