Kansas State vs. West Virginia: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – February 26, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on February 25, 2024

Tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Monday, the Kansas State Wildcats (16-11, 6-8 Big 12) will take on the West Virginia Mountaineers (9-18, 4-10 Big 12) at Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats’ Cam Carter and the Mountaineers’ Quinn Slazinski are among the players to watch. Monday’s matchup between the Wildcats and the Mountaineers sees the Wildcats as a solid, 9.5-point favorite. The game has an over/under of 141.5.

Kansas State vs. West Virginia Betting Lines

Kansas State vs West Virginia Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Kansas State -9.5 141.5 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick West Virginia (+9.5)
Total Pick Over (141.5)

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Kansas State vs. West Virginia Stat Rankings

Kansas State Avg. (Rank) West Virginia Avg. (Rank)
71.8 (242nd) Points Scored 68.6 (306th)
69.0 (98th) Points Allowed 74.4 (259th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
9.7 (100th) Off. Rebounds 8.1 (243rd)
7.2 (202nd) 3pt Made 7.0 (218th)
14.0 (118th) Assists 12.7 (211th)
14.1 (347th) Turnovers 12.3 (278th)

Kansas State vs. West Virginia Betting Trends

  • The Wildcats have beaten the spread 14 times in 27 games.
  • Kansas State has two wins ATS (2-4) as a 9.5-point favorite or greater this year.
  • Out of 27 Wildcats games so far this season, 12 have hit the over.
  • Kansas State and its opponent have broken the 141.5-point mark 15 times this year.
  • The over/under in this game is 141.5 points, 0.7 higher than the average total in Wildcats games this season.
  • West Virginia has covered the spread 11 times in 26 games.
  • The Mountaineers are 3-4 as 9.5-point underdogs or greater.
  • Kansas State has played 27 games this season, and 12 of them have hit the over.
  • There have been 14 Mountaineers games this season with more than 141.5 points scored.
  • The average total for West Virginia’s games is 143.0 points, 1.5 more than this game’s over/under.

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Kansas State Impact Players

  • Carter records a team-leading 15.1 points per game. He is also posting 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists, shooting 40.3% from the floor and 30.1% from downtown with 1.7 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Arthur Kaluma is tops on his team in rebounds per contest (7.2), and also posts 15.0 points and 2.0 assists. Defensively, he puts up 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocked shots.
  • David N’Guessan posts 7.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest, shooting 58.8% from the field.
  • William McNair is averaging 7.5 points, 0.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds per contest.

West Virginia Impact Players

  • Slazinski is the Mountaineers’ top scorer (12.9 points per game) and rebounder (4.1), and puts up 2.1 assists.
  • Jesse Edwards is putting up 14.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest, making 59.8% of his shots from the floor.
  • The Mountaineers get 16.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game from Raequan Battle.
  • Kerr Kriisa gets the Mountaineers 10.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.8 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.
  • Kobe Johnson is putting up a team-high 2.3 assists per contest. And he is contributing 6.2 points and 2.2 rebounds, making 41.6% of his shots from the field.

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