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NCAA hoops odds preview - Oklahoma vs. West Virginia

Oklahoma SoonersWest Virginia Mountaineers
Jan 5, 4:00 PM | WVU Colliseum

Oklahoma Sooners vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

9-3TEAM RECORD7-5

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on WVU Colliseum Saturday as host West Virginia looks to handle the Oklahoma Sooners in NCAA hoops action.

The Mountaineers bring a 7-5 record (2-7-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-3 Sooners, who are 6-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed West Virginia go 4-6 so far and the Sooners go 3-3.

View Oklahoma vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Mountaineers installed as 1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 70 (Mountaineers) and the No. 43 (Sooners) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-70 result in favor of the Sooners has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature West Virginia's No. 55-rated squad against Oklahoma's No. 96-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, West Virginia rates No. 310 in the country with 4.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 270 nationally with 5.1 per match.

Defensively, Oklahoma features the nation's No. 136-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 109 nationally in scoring at home.

Oklahoma won its last outing, a 72-42 result against Texas A&M C.C. on December 31. The battle between the Sooners and Islanders didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Texas A&M C.C. was handed a 72-42 defeat on Monday at Lloyd Noble Center.

West Virginia was a 74-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Kentucky. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as favorites. West Virginia earned a 74-67 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Sunday, getting 17 points from Juwan Staten at WVU Colliseum.

Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma State are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 2-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Sooners at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Oklahoma is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
West Virginia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Oklahoma home to Oklahoma State, Saturday, January 12
West Virginia at Texas, Wednesday, January 9