Kansas State vs West Virginia Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/4/23

West Virginia Mountaineers (17-13) vs Kansas State Wildcats (23-7)

Game Info: Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 2:00 pm (WVU Coliseum)

Betting Odds: West Virginia Mountaineers -3 -- Over/Under: 150 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas State Wildcats and West Virginia Mountaineers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at the WVU Coliseum. When these two teams faced off on December 31st it was Kansas State that secured the 82-76 victory in overtime. 

Kansas State Betting Preview

Kansas State comes into this game with a 23-7 record overall and they have gone 20-10 against the spread. Kansas State has won four games in a row and in the last game against Oklahoma the offense scored 85 points and that led to the 16 point victory. Kansas State is averaging 75.6 points while thier defense is giving up 68 points per game. The offense is ranked 92nd while the defense is ranked 123rd. Keyontae Johnson is averaging 17.6 points while shooting 52.2 percent from the field. 

West Virginia Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is West Virginia who sits with a 17-13 record overall and they have gone 15-15 against the spread. In the last game against Iowa State, West Virginia scored 72 points and that was enough to win by three points. West Virginia is averaging 76.3 points while their defense is giving up 70.8 points per game. West Virginia’s offense is ranked 70th while their defense is ranked 208th. Erik Stevenson is averaging 15.2 points while shooting 43.6 percent from the field. 

Kansas State vs West Virginia Trends

Kansas State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall. The Wildcats are 14-3 in their last 17 games against a team with a winning straight up record. The under is 6-0 in the WIldcats last six games on Saturday. The over is 5-0 in West Virginia’s last five games as a home favorite. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Kansas State might not win this game, but they are getting too many points here. West Virginia is averaging 76.3 points per game, but Kansas State is averaging 75.6 points and they are going to find offensive success again in this game. Kansas State will score enough to cover the spread. This is one of my favorite plays on the board. 

Shane’s Pick Kansas State +3 -110

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