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West Virginia Mountaineers visit Kansas State Wildcats in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

West Virginia MountaineersKansas State Wildcats
10-7January 18, 2014, 01:30 | Bramlage Coliseum13-4

Bramlage Coliseum features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Kansas State Wildcats and the visiting West Virginia Mountaineers in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Mountaineers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 7-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 10-5 ATS. West Virginia is 6-7 on the totals; Kansas State is 3-12.

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

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Wildcats installed as -4-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 19-rated Wildcats and the No. 79-ranked Mountaineers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, West Virginia was an 80-69 loser at home against Texas. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. West Virginia suffered an 80-69 loss against Texas on Monday, getting 23 points from Juwan Staten in a losing effort at WVU Colliseum.

Last time out for Kansas State, they were a 72-66 winner as they battled Oklahoma at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. The Wildcats grabbed a 72-66 win over the Sooners on Tuesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Marcus Foster at Bramlage Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kansas State's No. 77-rated squad against West Virginia's No. 102-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kansas State rates No. 152 in the country with 5.82 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 35 nationally with 7.94 per match.

A few Mountaineers at Wildcats trends to consider:
West Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
West Virginia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
West Virginia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
West Virginia is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Kansas State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Kansas State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas State's last 7 games
Kansas State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
West Virginia home to Texas Tech, Wednesday, January 22nd
Kansas State at Texas, Tuesday, January 21st