Kansas State vs. West Virginia Prediction: Picks & Start Time – November 19, 2022

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Big 12 rivals will clash when the No. 19 Kansas State Wildcats (7-3) meet the West Virginia Mountaineers (4-6).

Kansas State vs. West Virginia Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Kansas State as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Kansas State has -307 odds to pick up the win, while West Virginia is listed at +241 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 54.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Kansas State vs. West Virginia Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, November 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Stadium: Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Betting Preview

Kansas State

Kansas State is totaling 417.8 yards per game on offense (46th in the FBS), and rank 49th on defense, yielding 361.1 yards allowed per game. Kansas State ranks 49th in points scored this season (30.6 points per game), but has been thriving on the other side of the ball, ranking 12th-best in the FBS with 17.5 points allowed per game. Kansas State is averaging 203.1 passing yards per game offensively this season (104th in the FBS), and is surrendering 217.3 passing yards per game (51st) on the other side of the ball. On offense, Kansas State has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 15th-best in the FBS by compiling 214.7 per game. The Wildcats rank 58th on defense (143.8 rushing yards allowed per game). Kansas State is averaging a 35.8% third-down conversion rate on offense, which ranks them 98th in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 41st, giving up a 35.4% third-down percentage. With 18 forced turnovers (25th in the FBS) against seven turnovers committed (fourth in the FBS), Kansas State’s +11 turnover margin is the fourth-best in college football.

West Virginia

From an offensive standpoint, West Virginia is putting up 408.2 total yards per contest (55th-ranked). It ranks 101st in the FBS on the other side of the ball (415.2 total yards allowed per game). West Virginia’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in scoring defense this season, conceding 32.8 points per game, which ranks 16th-worst in the FBS. Offensively, it ranks 46th with 31.2 points per contest. West Virginia ranks 53rd in passing yards per game (242.7), but it has been less effective on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 19th-worst in the FBS with 268.0 passing yards allowed per contest. West Virginia is accumulating 165.5 rushing yards per game on offense this season (55th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 147.2 rushing yards per contest (65th-ranked) on defense. In terms of third-down efficiency, West Virginia ranks 34th in the FBS (44.1% third-down conversion percentage) and 67th on the other side of the ball (38.6% third-down rate allowed). With eight forced turnovers (124th in the FBS) and 15 turnovers committed (74th in the FBS) this season, West Virginia ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -7.

Kansas State vs. West Virginia Betting Analysis

Kansas State Betting Insights

Kansas State has covered the spread seven times in 10 games with a set spread. Kansas State has an ATS record of 1-1 when playing as at least 8.5-point favorites. This season, Kansas State games have hit the over four times. The Wildcats have won five of the six games they were the moneyline favorite this season (83.3%). The Wildcats are 0-0 (winning 66.7% of their games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -307 or shorter.

Mountaineers Betting Insights

West Virginia is 5-5-0 against the spread this year. West Virginia is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 8.5-point underdogs. Games involving West Virginia have hit the over on five occasions this year. This season, the Mountaineers have won two out of the seven games in which they’ve been the underdog. This season, the Mountaineers have won one of their two games when they’re the underdog by at least +241 on the moneyline.

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Kansas State vs. West Virginia Against The Spread & Betting Records

Kansas State

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.6 53.5 51.1
Implied Total AVG 30.4 31.8 28.3
ATS Record 7-3-0 4-2-0 3-1-0
Over/Under Record 4-6-0 2-4-0 2-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-1 4-1 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-2 0-1 2-1

Mountaineers

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 58.8 62.1 55.5
Implied Total AVG 34.8 38.8 30.8
ATS Record 5-5-0 3-2-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 5-5-0 4-1-0 1-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-1 0-1 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-5 2-1 0-4

Players to Watch

Kansas State

  • Austin Moore has helped spur the Wildcats’ defense with 57 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, and one interception in 10 games.
  • Felix Anudike has helped lead the Wildcats’ defense with 7.5 sacks to go along with 6.0 TFL and 34 tackles in 10 games.
  • As part of the Wildcats’ defense, Kobe Savage has amassed three interceptions to go along with 50 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and three passes defended in 10 games.
  • The Wildcats’ defense has been helped by the play of Josh Hayes, who has suited up for 10 games, posting 3.0 TFL and 49 tackles.

Mountaineers

  • As a tone-setter on defense, the Mountaineers’ Lee Kpogba has registered 56 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two sacks in 10 games.
  • The Mountaineers’ Dante Stills has collected 4.5 sacks to go with 7.0 TFL and 22 tackles in 10 games.
  • In 10 games for the Mountaineers, Aubrey Burks has delivered 43 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one interception.
  • On defense, Sean Martin has racked up 25 tackles, 6.0 TFL, and four sacks in 10 games.

Kansas State vs. West Virginia Predictions and Pick

Kansas State vs. West Virginia betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Wildcats (-8.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (54.5)

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Our pick to win this matchup is Kansas State, and we project that Kansas State will cover the spread (Kansas State -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 54.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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