Kansas St Wildcats versus West Virginia Cavaliers Pick Prediction NCAA College Basketball Odds Preview 2-18-2013

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The 13-12 West Virginia Mountaineers will travel in Big 12 conference action when they lock horns with the 20-5 Kansas St Wildcats in an NCAA college basketball game on Monday night. Tip time from Kansas St is scheduled for 9PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

The odds from this college basketball game has the home team Kansas St Wildcats favored by -10 ½ points with the over under line of 127 points. The early money landed on the Wildcats and over as the game opened up a few hours ago with Kansas St favored by -10 points with the total at 126 points.

The teams met back on January 12th and it was Kansas St with the 65-64 road win at West Virginia as a +1 point underdog. The total came in at over 123 ½ points.

West Virginia has a true road mark of 3-6 on the season. The team is 6-6 straight up against the Big 12 conference. On the road in conference the Mountaineers have wins at Texas, Texas Tech and TCU with losses at Iowa St, Oklahoma St and Baylor. They win their fourth game in five tries after a 66-64 home win against the Texas Tech Red Raiders as a -13 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 135 ½ points. The Mountaineers shot 48.7% in the win and 4 of 12 from three. They pulled down 12 more rebounds than the Red Raiders and allowed 41.1% shooting. Eron Harris had 15 points on 5 of 10 shooting for West Virginia in the win. The Mountaineers struggles this season has come with shooting. They sit in the bottom quartile of college basketball in field goal and three point percentages. West Virginia hits on 41.1% of their shots and 31.6% from beyond the arc.

The Wildcats sport a home record of 12-1 on the year. Kansas St is 9-3 against conference foes. At home the team has a loss to Kansas with wins against Oklahoma St, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa St and are coming off the 81-61 win on Saturday against the Baylor Bears as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 130 ½ points. Kansas St led 38-29 at the half in the win. They make 45.5% from the field and 11 of 25 from three. The Wildcats allowed 45.7% shooting and win the game as they force 19 Bears turnovers. Angel Rodriguez had 22 points and 10 assists on 7 of 15 shooting. Kansas St has held opponents to an average of 59 points per game ranking in the top ten percent of college basketball in scoring defense.

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