West Virginia vs. Kentucky Elite Eight Betting Odds

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West Virginia vs. Kentucky Elite Eight Betting Odds

West Virginia vs. Kentucky Elite Eight betting odds featured a nearly identical line to that of the lead in game between Butler and Kansas State.  BetUS.com offered Kentucky at -4 and this is where the line opened as well. 

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The Kentucky Wildcats and the West Virginia Mountaineers square off in what appears to be an epic Elite Eight contest. The winner moves on to the Final Four and will likely be considered the favorite to win the NCAA Championship. The Wildcats are 4 point favorites, with a total of 133.5 points. CBS will televise the game starting at 7:00 EDT.

Kentucky certainly appears to be on a mission, as they are demolishing opponents in the NCAA Tournament just like they did during the regular season. Kentucky has won their 3 tournament games by more than 25 PPG! Their latest victim was Cornell, who the Wildcats held to 45 PTS. The Wildcats have won their past 8 games SU, including the SEC Championship. With other #1 seeds being eliminated, the Wildcats are the odds on favorite to win the NCAA Tournament. Kentucky has been ranked in the Top 3 of most national polls all season long. The Wildcats enter tonight's game at 35-2 SU and 20-15 ATS overall this season. Kentucky is 16-2 SU and 12-6 ATS away from home this season, including a perfect 9-0 SU in neutral court contests. The Wildcats are 10-5 ATS as a single digit favorite this season. Kentucky has played 2 games against the Big East this season, and have gone 2-0 ATS in those games. Freshmen G John Wall and F DeMarcus Cousins continue to lead the

Wildcats in their pursuit of a national championship. Wall averages team highs of 16.6 PPG and 6.6 APG, while Cousins averages 15.1 PPG and a team high 9.9 RPG this season.

Some important West Virginia vs. Kentucky betting odds for this Elite Eight game include the following:

The Wildcats are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 NCAA Tournament games as the listed favorite. The Wildcats are 13-3-1 ATS in their last 17 vs. Big East. The over is 4-1 in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.  The Mountaineers are 11-2-1 ATS in their last 14 NCAA Tournament games.

Kentucky is young, and that has played a small role in them remaining healthy all season long. The Wildcats are so healthy, they don't even have an injury report today.

West Virginia is easily playing their very best basketball at the perfect time, as they've won their past 9 games SU entering tonight's Elite Eight contest. The Big East Champions will have to be at their absolute best tonight in order to beat Kentucky. The Mountaineers are 30-6 SU and 16-19 ATS overall this season, and entered the NCAA Tournament ranked #5 in the country. West Virginia is 17-4 SU and 10-11 ATS in road games this season. Like their opponent tonight, West Virginia is perfect in neutral court games this season. The Mountaineers are 10-0 SU and 5-4-1 ATS in their neutral court contests. Today marks only the 3rd time this season West Virginia has been the listed underdog. They are 1-1 both SU and ATS in this unique role this season. The Mountaineers continue to win with defense, as they haven't allowed any of their 3 opponents in the tournament to score in the 60's. That includes games against high scoring Washington and Missouri. West

Virginia uses an effective 1-3-1 zone that has held 6 consecutive opponents under 60 PTS. F Da'Sean Butler leads the team with 17.4 PPG this season, and is one of 3 Mountaineers to score more than 2,000 PTS in his career.

The Mountaineers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games as the listed underdog. The under is 7-0 in their last 7 neutral site games overall. West Virginia lost point guard Truck Bryant 2 games ago with a broken foot. Forward Da'Sean Butler is also on the injury report, listed as probable with a hand injury.

Pregame.com projects the final score to be 66-65 in favor of West Virginia. The Mountaineers +4 is the Play of the Day!

Johnny Detroit, Gambling911.com 

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