|2012 Big 12 College Football Week 12 Odds: Oklahoma vs. West Virginia|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 16 November 2012 08:30|
Oklahoma vs. West Virginia Odds
West Virginia is 5-4 on the season, 2-4 in the Big 12 and 4-2 at home. Oklahoma is 7-2 overall, 5-1 in the Big 12 and 3-0 on the road. The Sooners are 5-4 against the spread this year while the Mountaineers are 2-7 ATS. West Virginia won the last meeting between these two, 48-28, in 2008.
Trends show that Oklahoma is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 Big 12 games and in its last 4 games following a failed covers. West Virginia is just 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games following a failed cover.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Oklahoma is the favorite on the road, as the Sooners are getting odds of -11 points at West Virginia. The over/under total has been set at 74.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Oklahoma favored by 10.5 points. The spread hit a low of 10 and a peak of 11.5 points during the week before closing at Oklahoma -11.
Oklahoma is coming off a 42-34 win over Baylor last week. The Sooners are on a two-game winning streak since a 30-13 loss to Notre Dame on Oct. 27. Oklahoma is averaging 39.8 points per game on offense this year while the defense is allowing only 19.6 points per game. Quarterback Landry Jones is leading the team this year with 2,691 yards and 18 touchdowns.
West Virginia lost 55-34 at Oklahoma State last week. The Mountaineers have now lost four straight games, allowing at least 39 points in each of the losses. WVU is averaging 40 points per game this year on offense, but the defense is allowing 41.4 points per contest. The team is being led by quarterback Geno Smith, who has thrown for 3,041 yards and 31 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Oklahoma tight end Taylor McNamara is out for this game with a shoulder injury. WVU safety Travis Bell and defensive lineman Jewone Snow are both out with a shoulder injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Oklahoma. The Sooners are getting 67% of the wagers with odds of -11 points at West Virginia on Saturday.