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Looking at WVU’s Numbers and Odds After Back-to-Back Losses

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Following back-to-back losses to Kansas and Baylor over the last week, let’s take a look at West Virginia’s numbers and if they have taken a hit.

  • Record / 13-4 (2-3 Big 12)

  • Bracketology / 9-seed

  • NET / 46

  • KenPom / 48

The Mountaineers have moved down to a 9-seed in ESPN’s latest bracketology update by Joe Lunardi. WVU is projected to play 8-seed Colorado State in the first round, with the winner most likely facing No. 1 seed Arizona. The NET and KenPom rankings haven’t taken too much of a hit since last Saturday. West Virginia has moved down from No. 43 to No. 46 in the NET rankings, which are determined by opponent, margin of game and the site the game is played at.

But those are national rankings. Let’s cut it down to the Big 12 numbers. The Big 12 Conference has proven to be the best conference in all of college basketball, as all 10 teams are in the top 65 in the NET. According to Sports Betting Dime, West Virginia has the sixth-highest odds to win the Big 12 this season. WVU’s current odds are at +2500.

Sports Betting Dime’s Big 12 Winner Odds

  • Baylor +140
  • Kansas +230
  • Texas +360
  • Texas Tech +950
  • Iowa State +1900
  • West Virginia +2500
  • Oklahoma +3200
  • Oklahoma State +4000
  • TCU +8000
  • Kansas State +16000

West Virginia will now head to Lubbock, Texas, to try and avoid a three-game losing streak, when they take on No. 18 Texas Tech. The Mountaineers and Red Raiders will tipoff at noon, on Saturday, broadcasted on ESPN2.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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