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NCAAF Matchup - Wildcats Mountaineers Odds Preview

West Virginia MountaineersKansas State Wildcats
3-4October 26, 2013, 03:45 | Snyder Family Stadium2-4

The visiting Mountaineers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Snyder Family Stadium against the Wildcats.

The Wildcats sport records of 2-4 and 3-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mountaineers sit at 3-4 and 2-5 ATS on the season. The over under records are 2-4 for the Wildcats and 2-5 for the Mountaineers.

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

The visitors opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 63-rated Mountaineers taking on the No. 54-rated Wildcats in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 29-21 win for the Wildcats on Saturday.

West Virginia was a 37-27 loser in their most recent outing at home against Texas Tech. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (64) made winners of OVER bettors. Daniel Sams went over the 100-yard mark (199) in his team's latest effort, but Baylor still defeated Kansas State by a score of 35-25.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas State's No. 62-ranked offense, averaging 30.17 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 84 this week at 29.71 PPG. The Wildcats aerial game is averaging 216.17 yards per game, less than the Mountaineers secondary allows through the air, 257.14 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Mountaineers own the league's No. 118-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 304 yards per game when on the road. Kansas State, on the other hand, rates No. 40 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Mountaineers at Wildcats trends to consider:
West Virginia is 4-11-1 SU in its last 16 games
West Virginia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
West Virginia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games on the road
Kansas State is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Kansas State is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas State's last 10 games at home

Next up:
West Virginia at TCU, Saturday, November 2nd
Kansas State at Iowa State, Saturday, November 2nd