College Basketball Picks: West Virginia vs. Kansas State Wildcats Mountaineers

Jeff GrantContributor IFebruary 18, 2013

College Basketball Picks: West Virginia vs. Kansas State Wildcats Mountaineers

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    The Kansas State Wildcats are 14-1 at Bramlage Coliseum this season, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks on Monday night, when they host the West Virginia Mountaineers at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wildcats are 10.5-point favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 127 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big 12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.

West Virginia Mountaineers

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    The West Virginia Mountaineers have won four of their last five games, including a 66-64 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders as 13.5-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Mountaineers are 0-2 against the spread as road underdogs of 9.5 to 12 points this season. 

Kansas State Wildcats

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    The Kansas State Wildcats sit in a three-way tie atop the Big 12 Conference standings with the Kansas Jayhawks and Oklahoma State Cowboys. They come off an impressive 81-61 victory over the Baylor Bears as 4.5-point home favorites last Saturday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wildcats have covered the spread in five of their last six home games. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Kansas State Wildcats as one of their sports betting picks on Monday night, as the West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-19-1 against the spread in their last 27 games versus a team with a winning record.

    College Basketball Pick: Kansas State Wildcats -10.5

     

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