Oklahoma Sooners vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds
After starting 5-0 this season West Virginia will be looking to break a four-game losing streak when it hosts 7-2 Oklahoma Saturday night (7 pm ET, Fox).
The Mountaineers, who just gave up 55 points to Oklahoma State, were early 11-point home dogs vs. the Sooners.
Betting Line: The Sooners were listed as 11-point favorites 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: It's a betting matchup between the No. 48-rated Mountaineers and the No. 6-ranked Sooners, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 55-34 result in favor of the Sooners.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up West Virginia's No. 11-ranked offense (40 PPG) against a Sooners defense that ranks No. 24 at 19.6 PPG. The Mountaineers passing attack has averaged 347.6 yards per game, more than the Sooners give up through the air (170.2 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Sooners own the league's No. 29-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 131.7 yards per game when on the road. West Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 95 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Oklahoma was a 42-34 winner at home against Baylor. They failed to cover the 21-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (76) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Sooners grabbed a Week 11 victory over the Bears in their last game, winning 42-34 at Memorial Stadium.
West Virginia lost its last outing, a 55-34 result against Oklahoma State on November 10. West Virginia failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog, while the 89 combined points took the game OVER the total. Geno Smith's 364-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Oklahoma State earned a 55-34 win over West Virginia on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Sooners at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Oklahoma is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 6 games
Oklahoma is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of West Virginia's last 11 games at home
West Virginia is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
West Virginia is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 6 games
Oklahoma home to Oklahoma State, Saturday, November 24
West Virginia at Iowa State, Saturday, November 24