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Lay Points with Kansas State vs West Virginia

The West Virginia Mountaineers (9-18, 4-10 Big 12) head on the road as big college basketball betting underdogs against the Kansas State Wildcats (16-11, 6-8). The current line features the Wildcats as 9½-point favorites in a game set to be played at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kan. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. ET and the over/under is currently set at 142½.

 

Lay Points with Kansas State vs West Virginia
Lay Points with Kansas State vs West Virginia

West Virginia vs Kansas State Game Information

  1. Game: West Virginia (9-18, 4-10 Big 12) vs Kansas State (16-11, 6-8)
  2. Date/Time: Feb. 26 7:00 p.m. ET
  3. Location: Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan, Kansas
  4. West Virginia vs Kansas State Live Stream: TBS.com

 

Kansas State’s road woes are well-documented to this point, but the Wildcats picked up three key home victories in the last 11 games, taking down top-25 teams in Baylor, Kansas and BYU. While there are certainly concerns about any potential NCAAB betting spot involving them on the road, they’ve proven to be a capable home team and one that can get the job done in front of their own fans.

West Virginia vs Kansas State Odds and Spread

West Virginia vs Kansas State Prediction

Kansas State 74, West Virginia 62

  1. Kansas State is 4-1 ATS in its last five games
  2. The over is 3-2 in Kansas State’s last five games
  3. West Virginia is 2-3 ATS in its last five games
  4. The over is 2-3 in West Virginia’s last five games
  5. West Virginia is 2-6-1 ATS in games away from home this year
  6. West Virginia is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 road games
  7. The over is just 3-7 in West Virginia’s last 10 road games
  8. The over is 3-7 in Kansas State’s last 10 home games

 

West Virginia vs Kansas State Over/Under Pick: Under 142½

While the total of 142½ here looks to be a close spot, i do think we see defense take a premium in this matchup. Both teams have flashed solid upside defensively, with Kansas State allowing just 69.0 points per game and West Virginia checking in at 74.4. The biggest key here is that both the Mountaineers and Wildcats have been far from sure-fire bets to light up the scoreboard as well. Both are averaging under 72 points per game.

West Virginia vs Kansas State ATS Pick: Kansas State -9½

Kansas State has been the far superior team this season, but that especially stands true when the Wildcats play at home. While they’ve posted just a 4-7 record over the last 11 games, they’ve gone 4-2 at home during that stretch, dropping every game on the road. Their wins include victories over Baylor, Kansas and BYU, all of which were ranked in the top 25 at the time they faced them.

It’s a big edge for Kansas State to be at home here and we’re taking the Wildcats to cover the 9½-point spread against a struggling West Virginia group that is winless in true road games.

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Questions Of The Day

Does either team have a defensive edge between West Virginia and Kansas State?


Kansas State has been the superior defensive team, allowing just 69 points per game compared to the 74.4 allowed by West Virginia this season. The Wildcats also average more steals per game (6.3 vs. 4.4) and blocks (4.3 vs. 3.7).

Which player will score the most points when West Virginia and Kansas State meet?


While Kansas State has two players currently averaging 15.1 points per game, I’m going to take Tylor Perry to lead the way. He’s totaled 16-plus points in four of the team’s last six games. He’s also scored 16, 24 and 26 in the team’s most recent three road games.

 

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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