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Kansas State vs West Virginia Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 12 (Back Another High-Scoring Big 12 Battle)

Larry Rupp
Kansas State vs West Virginia odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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Kansas State vs West Virginia Week 12 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
No. 15 Kansas State Wildcats (7-3, 5-2 Big 12) vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (4-6, 2-5 Big 12)
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Milan Puskar Stadium — Morgantown, WV
Coverage: Big 12 Network/ESPN+

Week 12 of the 2022 college football season includes a Big 12 battle between the No. 15 Kansas State Wildcats and West Virginia Mountaineers. Kansas State took down Baylor by a score of 31-3 in Week 11. Quarterback Will Howard racked up 196 passing yards and 3 touchdowns during the win.

Meanwhile, West Virginia snuck by Oklahoma in a 23-20 upset win its last time out. Quarterback Garrett Greene stole the show with 138 passing yards, 119 rushing yards and 3 total touchdowns. He entered the game after head coach Neal Brown decided to bench long-time starter JT Daniels.

Kansas State vs West Virginia Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: KSU: (-310) | WVU: (+245)
Spread: KSU: -7.5 (-106) | WVU: +7.5 (-114)
Total: 54.5 — Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Kansas State enters this contest as a notable road favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This Big 12 clash also features a total of 54.5 points, which is about average compared to this week's college football projected totals.

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Kansas State vs West Virginia Prediction & Pick

Brown has yet to reveal who the starting quarterback will be on Saturday, but did mention that Greene "earned the opportunity to play more." Either way, West Virginia should be able to find some success through the air on Saturday. The Wildcats allowed 268 passing yards to the Mountaineers in 2021.

It's worth mentioning that West Virginia looks like a completely different team when playing in front of their own fans. The Mountaineers average 34.8 points per game at home compared to 21.6 points per game on the road. They also average an impressive 5.7 yards per play at Milan Puskar Stadium.

West Virginia has won three straight home games against Kansas State, so an upset may be brewing.

Final Score Prediction: Kansas State: 27 | West Virginia: 31

Kansas State vs West Virginia Betting Trends

- Kansas State is 5-2 straight up in its last seven away games.
- The total has hit the under in eight of Kansas State's last 10 games against West Virginia.
- West Virginia is 2-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last eight games against a Big 12 opponent.
- The total has hit the over in four of West Virginia's last five home games.

Kansas State vs West Virginia Best Bet

The Big 12 conference has been churning out one shootout after another in college football this year. Nine of the 10 teams in the conference average at least 30.6 points per game and reliable defense is nowhere to be found. Don't expect that to change Saturday between West Virginia and Kansas State.

The total has hit the over in four of the Mountaineers' last five home games. Yes, they are scoring with ease, but they are also allowing opponents to rack up 39.0 points per game at Milan Puskar Stadium. Offensive stars like Deuce Vaughn and Ben Sinnott will help Kansas State get into the end zone.

Bet: Over 54.5 (-114)

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