Mountaineers vs. Sooners Prediction
The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Oklahoma Sooners split the series during the regular season with each team winning on their home court. Which team will win today's rubber match on a neutral court in the Big 12 Tournament?
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Sprint Center at 9PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Sooners are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 145.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 67 percent of public bets are siding with Oklahoma. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Mountaineers fall at Cowboys
West Virginia ended the regular season with a 79-71 loss Saturday at Oklahoma State to fall to 12-19 on the season. The Mountaineers trailed 49-41 at halftime and were unable to recover. West Virginia shot 29-of-65 from the floor, 13-of-28 from 3-point distance plus 6-of-9 at the free throw line. Lamont West helped paced the Mountaineers with 16 points on 5-of-16 from the floor, 5-of-11 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-1 at the free throw line. He also notched three rebounds and two assists. Derek Culver also scored 16 while ripping down 21 rebounds and dishing out two assists. Jermaine Haley contributed 16 points and seven rebounds. Emmitt Matthews Jr. had 13 points, five boards and three assists. Jordan McCabe added 12 points and five assists.
Sooners stumble at Wildcats
Oklahoma suffered a 68-53 loss Saturday night at Kansas State to finish the regular season with a 19-12 overall record and 7-11 in Big 12 play. The Sooners trailed 32-22 at halftime and could not rally after the break. Oklahoma shot 22-of-53 from the field, 5-of-17 from 3-point range plus 4-of-6 at the free throw line. Kristian Doolittle led the Sooners with 14 points on 7-of-11 shooting. He also registered four rebounds and three asissts. Jamal Bienemy added 12 points and four assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Mountaineers are 4-1 ATS in their last five Wednesday games. West Virginia is 0-6 ATS in its last six neutral site games.
The Sooners are 5-2 ATS in their last seven Wednesday games. Oklahoma is 19-9-3 ATS in its last 31 games overall.
Oklahoma is another team on the bubble as the Big 12 Tournament starts and is in a must-win situation today versus a Mountaineers squad that is outside the top 100 in both adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency. The Sooners have been very good defensively this season and are 3-1 straight up this season in neutral court games against all better opponents than West Virginia. I don't see a letdown happening today.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA SOONERS -6.5