Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia Pick
Is No. 19 West Virginia set to roll to a big win at home when the Mountaineers host Oklahoma State today at Noon ET?
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, West Virginia is favored at home today, as the Mountaineers are getting odds of -12 points against Oklahoma State. The over/under total for the game has been set at 150 points. Today’s game takes place from the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia and will air live on ESPN.
Oklahoma State is coming off a 67-56 loss at home to Baylor for its fourth loss in five games. The Cowboys are 14-10 overall, 4-7 in the Big 12 and 9-12 against the spread. Oklahoma State is averaging 77 points per game on offense this season while allowing 67.3 per game on defense. Jeffrey Carroll is averaging 15.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game to lead the Cowboys while Kendall Smith is adding 11.6 points per contest.
West Virginia has won two straight, beating Kansas State at home and winning at Oklahoma. The Mountaineers are now 18-6 overall, 7-4 in the Big 12 and 10-10 against the spread. WVU is averaging 80.8 points per game this season while allowing 67.3 per contest. Jevon Carter has been doing a little bit of everything this season for West Virginia. He is averaging 16.6 points, 5 rebounds, 6.8 assists and 3.3 steals per game. Sagaba Konate is adding 10.7 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
West Virginia has won six of its last seven meetings with Oklahoma State, including a 85-79 win at Oklahoma State back on Dec. 29. The Cowboys don’t bring much defense to the table and are facing a very good defense that will be playing at home. WVU should have some momentum building from the big win at Oklahoma and I think the Mountaineers’ press defense will give Oklahoma State fits. The public betting is backing West Virginia at home as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: WEST VIRGINIA -12