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Sooners host Mountaineers in Week 2 action

West Virginia MountaineersOklahoma Sooners
Sep 7, 7:00 PM | Grass of Memorial Stadium

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds

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Oklahoma opened as a 21.5-point favorite over a West Virginia team that struggled mightily against William & Mary in its opener.

The Mountaineers trailed William & Mary 17-7 at halftime, before rallying for a 24-17 victory over the Tribe of the FCS. First-year WVU starting quarterback Paul Millard had an uneven performance and now must face what appears to an improved Oklahoma defense.

The Sooners had far less trouble against Louisiana-Monroe. The OU defense pitched a shutout and new starting quarterback Trevor Knight overcame some early jitters to help the Sooners put up 34 points.

Traditionally a strong home team to bet, Oklahoma is just 1-4 against the spread in its last five home games.

The Sooners survived a 50-49 thriller last season in Morgantown, W.V.

View West Virginia vs Oklahoma Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Mountaineers were listed as 21.5-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Sooners rated this week at No. 16 and the Mountaineers sitting at No. 101. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 53-26 result in favor of the Sooners this week.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma's No. 46-ranked offense, averaging 34 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 43 this week at 17 PPG. The Sooners aerial game is averaging 124 yards per game, less than the Mountaineers secondary allows through the air, 207 YPG per game.

West Virginia won its last outing, a 24-17 result against William & Mary on August 31. West Virginia failed to cover in that game as a 32-point favorite, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Charles Sims went over the 100-yard mark (120) in his team's latest effort as West Virginia defeated William & Mary by a score of 24-17 on Saturday.

Oklahoma was a 34-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against Louisiana-Monroe. They covered the 22.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (34) made winners of UNDER bettors. Trevor Knight went over the 100-yard mark (103) in his team's latest effort as Oklahoma defeated Louisiana-Monroe by a score of 34-0 on Saturday.

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2

A few Mountaineers at Sooners trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games
West Virginia is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
West Virginia is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
West Virginia is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Oklahoma is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Oklahoma is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
Oklahoma is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Oklahoma is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
West Virginia home to Georgia State, Saturday, September 14
Oklahoma home to Tulsa, Saturday, September 14