West Virginia vs. Oklahoma St. Pick
Will No. 7 West Virginia be on upset alert when it opens Big 12 play on the road tonight against Oklahoma State at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, West Virginia is favored on the road today, as the Mountaineers are getting odds of -3 points against Oklahoma State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 152 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma and will air live on ESPNU.
West Virginia is rolling along to an 11-1 start to the season. The Mountaineers are 3-5 against the spread this season, failing to cover in their last two lined games. WVU is averaging 84.8 points per game on offense while holding opponents to just 63.4 per game. Jevon Carter is leading the team with 18.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game while Daxter Miles Jr. is adding 14.8 points per contest.
Oklahoma State has won three straight games since a 78-66 loss to Wichita State. The Cowboys are now 10-2 overall and 4-5 against the spread. They have covered in just five of their last six lined games. Oklahoma State is averaging 79.4 points per game this year while giving up only 65.7 per contest. Jeffrey Carroll is averaging 15 points and 6.2 rebounds per game to lead the Cowboys while Kendall Smith is adding 11.1 points and 4 assists per contest.
West Virginia has won five of its last six meetings with Oklahoma State and the Mountaineers have covered in seven of the last eight in this series. They have also covered in four straight trips to Oklahoma State. While neither team is doing a great job of covering right now, I still feel the Mountaineers have the better talent. Oklahoma State has failed to cover in five straight at home as well. The public betting is backing West Virginia and I agree.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: WEST VIRGINIA -3