Big 12/SEC Challenge: Kentucky Wildcats vs. West Virginia Mountaineers

A big game on Saturday night in College Basketball will feature the Kentucky Wildcats on the road at the West Virginia Mountaineers. This game is part of the Big 12 / SEC Challenge. The West Virginia Mountaineers came into the week ranked 7th in the nation. They will fell a bit as they lost on the road at TCU. West Virginia is now 16-4 overall and 5-3 in Big 12 play.

The Kentucky Wildcats started the week unranked. Kentucky lost back to back games on the road at South Carolina and at home to Florida to move their record to 15-5. The Wildcats are tied for third in the SEC standings with their 5-3 record. The West Virginia Mountaineers are -7 over the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday.

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Bob Huggins and his West Virginia Mountaineers are looking to improve upon their 10-1 home record. The lone loss for the Mountaineers at home was to the Kansas Jayhawks. The Mountaineers are scoring more than 81 points per game, and allowing 65.8 per game. West Virginia, in their three recent losses are scoring just 69 points per game.

The Mountaineers are led in scoring by Jevon Carter. The senior guard is scoring just shy of 17 points per game. Daxter Miles Jr and LaMont West are joining in on the scoring fun, with nearly 25 points per game combined between the two. The Mountaineers are at Iowa State in their next game, as they get back to Big 12 play.

Wildcats Looking to Get Hot

The Kentucky Wildcats snapped their two game winning streak with their win on Tuesday, and now they are looking to get hot and stay hot. John Calipari says his team has a bunch of work to do to get to where they need to be. The Wildcats have Vanderbilt and go on a road trip to Kentucky following this game in an effort to catch Auburn and Florida at the top of the SEC.

The Wildcats are 106th in the nation with 77.1 points per game. The defense for Kentucky is allowing 69.6 per game. The top scorer for Kentucky this season has been Kevin Knox. He leads a group of four guys scoring double digits per game. Knox is scoring 14.6 points per game. The Wildcats are seeking their 18th trip to the NCAA Final Four.

Mountaineers Edge Wildcats

The point spread for this game is 4 points and favorites are the home team. West Virginia is a tough place to play, and the young athletes for Kentucky are going to have a tough time with the pressure of the Mountaineers. West Virginia is going to come away with a home win in this game. When you are placing your final bet for this Big 12 / SEC Challenge game – take the West Virginia Mountaineers -7 over the Kentucky Wildcats.

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