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How and what to watch for Kansas State vs. No. 10 West Virginia

West Virginia will come in winning five of six games, while Kansas State is looking for three straight wins.

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West Virginia Mountaineers guard Taz Sherman shoots against TCU Horned Frogs guard PJ Fuller during the second half at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena. Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The West Virginia Mountaineers will look to avoid a bad loss on Saturday when they host a Kansas State Wildcats team that has been playing much better as of late.

West Virginia (16-6, 9-4 Big 12) checks in at second place in the conference and won five of their last six games including two straight. The Mountaineers are coming off a 74-66 road win over the TCU Horned Frogs on Tuesday. Taz Sherman went for 23 points, and Derek Culver added 18 points and 14 rebounds. West Virginia is ranked 10th in adjusted offensive efficiency this season, and this will be the first of four straight home games to close out the regular season.

Kansas State (7-18, 3-13 Big 12) is ninth in the conference, but the Wildcats find themselves on a two-game winning streak including Tuesday’s 62-57 shocking home win over the No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners. Mike McGuirl led Kansas State to the upset win, knocking down three 3-pointers in consecutive possessions in the final few minutes of the game. He scored 19 points and hit five 3-pointers with seven rebounds. The Wildcats still rank No. 182 in the latest KenPom ratings, but they appear to have turned a corner as they are keeping games close and finding ways to win.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Kansas State vs. West Virginia on Saturday, February 27th at 4:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login. If you don’t have a cable login to access the ESPN app, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: WVU -14.5
Point Total: 139.5
Money line: Kansas State +850, West Virginia -1667

  • Kansas State 2-13 straight up in their last 15 games but 5-1 against the spread in their last six.
  • The total went under in four of Kansas State’s last five games, while the over hit in seven of West Virginia’s last eight.
  • West Virginia is 5-1 straight up in their last six games and 4-1 against the spread in their last five.

The Best Bet

Kansas State has shown fight even going beyond their two victories, playing Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas Tech somewhat close to within the last three weeks.

Expect them to continue that trend and cover in Morgantown on Saturday.

Pick: Kansas State +14.5

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