The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Kansas State Wildcats meet in college basketball action from the Bramlage Coliseum on Monday night.
The West Virginia Mountaineers will look to bounce back from an 81-58 loss to Oklahoma State last time out. Taz Sherman leads WVU in scoring and assists with 18.4 PPG and 2.6 APG while Sean McNeil has 13.4 PPG to make up the duo of double-digit scorers for WVU so far this season. Jalen Bridges also has 9.2 PPG and 5 RPG while Gabe Osabuohien has 5.7 RPG to lead the Mountaineers on the glass. As a team, West Virginia is averaging 68.1 PPG on 41.5% shooting from the field, 31.8% from three and 70.5% from the foul line while allowing 64 PPG on 41.3% shooting from the field and 30.5% from three this season.
The Kansas State Wildcats will look to build on their 75-69 OT win over Iowa State last time out. Nijel Pack leads the Wildcats in scoring with 17.7 PPG while Markquis Nowell has 11.5 PPG and a team-high 5.1 APG as well this season. Mark Smith also has 12 PPG along with a team-high 8.4 RPG to lead the Wildcats on the glass and to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Kansas State so far this season. As a team, Kansas State is averaging 67.5 PPG on 42.1% shooting from the field, 33.9% from three and 70.7% from the foul line while allowing 64 PPG on 41.3% shooting from the field and 27% from three this season.
West Virginia is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss by 20 or more points while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games following an ATS loss. Kansas State is 0-2-2 ATS in their lat 4 home games against a team with a losing road record while the under is 15-5 in their last 20 games following an ATS win.
I get the case to be made either way here, but I’m going to lean towards the under in this one. West Virginia has had serious scoring issues more often than not as of late, and while Kansas State’s turned on the offense as of late, it’s not what we’re used to seeing from K-State as a whole and I think this could be a first to 65 wins kind of game if we even get that high. Give me the under here.