Kansas State at West Virginia: 1/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Kansas State at West Virginia: 1/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Kansas State Athletics

West Virginia Mountaineers (11-2) vs Kansas State Wildcats (8-5)

Game Info: Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2:00 pm (WVU Coliseum)

Betting Odds: West Virginia Mountaineers -7 -- Over/Under: 129 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kansas State Wildcats will visit the WVU Mountaineers  in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Saturday afternoon. 

The Wildcats are coming off of a 13 point loss to Texas in their last time out. Nijel Pack scored 21 points and Selton Miguel finished with 13 points for the Wildcats who were hit badly by Covid. 

The Kansas State Wildcats are led in scoring by Nijel Pack who averages 15.6 points and 3.5 rebounds for this team. Markquis Nowell averages 12.8 points and 4 rebounds a night. Mark Smith is the third leading scorer for the Wildcats as he averages 10.3 points a game for this team.

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The Wildcats are averaging 69.7 points per game on 43.6% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 61.2 points per game. They are shooting 75.3% from the free throw line. 

The West Virginia Mountaineers are coming off of a blowout loss to Texas in their last time out. Jalen Bridges led West Virginia with 18 points, and Malik Curry scored 14. Sean McNeill had 12 points in the loss.

The West Virginia Mountaineers are led in scoring by Taz Sherman who averages 20.9 points and 3.3 rebounds for this team. Sean McNeil averages 13.8 points and 2.8 rebounds a game for this team. Jalen Bridges is the third leading scorer for the Mountaineers as he averages 8.1 points a game for this team.

The Mountaineers are averaging 69.5 points per game on 44.8% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 60.9 points per game. They are shooting  63.2% from the free throw line. 

The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Wildcats are also 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games. All trends point towards the Mountaineers as they are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, but I think Kansas State has the ability to keep this one close as they are well matched in this one. 

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Clayton’s Pick Kansas State +7

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