West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds
The scoreboard might be in 'tilt' mode at Pickens Stadium Saturday afternoon when the Oklahoma State Cowboys and West Virginia Mountaineers go at it in a Big 12 bout (3:30 pm ET, ABC/ESPN2).
As of the early betting 5-3 OSU was a seven-point favorite over 5-3 WVU.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Cowboys in this one found them as 7.5-point favorites at GTbets.eu. The over under number was slated to open a short time later.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Cowboys, currently No. 28 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Mountaineers, who rate No. 39 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 54-38 victory for the Cowboys.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma State's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 42.5 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 119 this week at 39.8 PPG. The Cowboys aerial game is averaging 355.9 yards per game, more than the Mountaineers secondary allows through the air, 350 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Mountaineers feature the league's No. 57-rated road run defense, allowing 163.7 yards per game. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.
West Virginia was a 39-38 loser in its last match at home against TCU. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 77 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In their last gridiron battle, Tavon Austin did much of the damage, producing 101 receiving yards but West Virginia managed to defeat the Mountaineers 39-38 at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.
Oklahoma State was a 44-30 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas State. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (74) made winners of OVER bettors. Last time out for the the Cowboys, they were scorched by $WinningWR for 135 receiving yards against the Wildcats in a 44-30 loss at Snyder Family Stadium.
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Mountaineers at Cowboys trends to consider:
West Virginia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
West Virginia is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
West Virginia is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Oklahoma State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Oklahoma State is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games
West Virginia home to Oklahoma, Saturday, November 17
Oklahoma State home to Texas Tech, Saturday, November 17