Cowboys vs. Mountaineers Prediction
The 17th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers are double-digit favorites on their home floor tonight against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Can WVU get it done in front of the home faithful?
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
WVU Coliseum at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Mountaineers are a 10.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 136 points. As of Tuesday morning, 69 percent of public bets are being placed on host West Virginia. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Cowboys get past Red Raiders
Oklahoma State earned a 73-70 home win Saturday over Texas Tech to improve to 13-12 overall and 3-9 in the Big 12 Conference. Jonathan Laurent paced the Cowboys with 16 points on 4-of-9 shooting including 1-of-4 shooting plus 7-of-8 from the free throw line. He also pulled down seven rebounds. Kalib Boone registered 16 points, four boards and three blocked shots off the bench. Isaac Likekele contributed 14 points, seven caroms, six assists and three steals. Cameron McGriff added 10 points and nine rebounds. The Cowboys outscored the Red Raiders 46-41 in the second half after trailing by two at the break.
Mountaineers stumble at Bears
West Virginia lost 70-59 Saturday afternoon at top-ranked Baylor to drop to 18-7 overall and 6-6 in conference action. Taz Sherman led the Mountaineers with 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting including 5-of-9 from 3-point range plus 3-of-3 at the charity stripe. He also dished out two assists. Oscar Tshiebwe added 11 points, 12 rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots. The Mountainers trailed 33-22 at halftime and were unable to bounce back.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cowboys are 3-2 ATS in the last five meetings. The Cowboys are 3-2 straight up in the last five meetings.
The Mountaineers are 13-12 ATS this season. West Virginia is 7-18 on over-unders this season.
The Mountaineers had a brutal schedule this past week with a home loss to Kansas where a bad second half did them in, followed by the poor start they could not recover from at Baylor. But I still believe in this WVU squad as it plays nasty defense and the offense should fare much better now that they aren't going against an elite defense. I'm taking West Virginia to win big tonight
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS -10.5