The second game of the Big Monday doubleheader will be a duel from the Big 12 conference as the improving West Virginia Mountaineers will make the journey to the Midwest to battle the Kansas St Wildcats on February 18th. The Mountaineers and Wildcats begin from Kansas St at 9PM Eastern Time and ESPN will over it live on television. Pick up college basketball odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The current college basketball odds from this Big Monday college basketball game has the home standing Kansas St Wildcats the -10 point favorite with the over under line of 127 ½ points. A money line bet on the favored Kansas St Wildcats will lay -600 odds. Bettors who believe that the road underdog West Virginia Cavaliers can head into Kansas St on Big Monday and come away with a straight up win can get back +500 odds for their money line wager.
The Mountaineers and Wildcats have an earlier meeting this season in Big 12 play back on January 12th and it was Kansas St pulling out the 65-64 road win at the West Virginia Mountaineers as a -1 point betting favorite. The game ended over 123 ½ points. Both teams shot the ball extremely well as the Mountaineers and Wildcats connect each on 51% from the field. West Virginia lost the game at the free throw line as the team can make just 12 of 22 from the charity stripe.
After a bad start to their conference season the West Virginia Mountaineers have begun showing much needed improvement on the court. They enter play with four wins over their past five games. The Mountaineers play on the defensive end of the court has been encouraging as the team has allowed 64 points or fewer points to five of their previous six opponents.
It is really hard to lay double digits on a team that can’t make their free throws. The Wildcats convert on just 67.3% from the charity stripe this season. They are also a mid-pack team when it comes to field goal shooting as the club converts on just 43.4% of their shots. The Mountaineers are a good rebounding team so look for their hustle to keep the ball alive and retain possession of the basketball on the offensive end of the court. The Kansas St Wildcats offense has sputtered at times this season so look for West Virginia to be competitive here and keep it close and cover this inflated point spread at online sportsbook usa.