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Mountaineers open as college hoops underdog vs Cowboys

Oklahoma State CowboysWest Virginia Mountaineers
Feb 23, 2:00 PM | WVU Colliseum

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the West Virginia Mountaineers try to run the Oklahoma State Cowboys off the court at WVU Colliseum in college hoops action.

The Mountaineers sit at 13-13 (10-13-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cowboys are currently 19-6 (12-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? West Virginia is 11-13 OU, and Oklahoma State is 10-13 OU.

View Oklahoma State vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Mountaineers installed as 2.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mountaineers rated this week at No. 126 and the Cowboys sitting at No. 20. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 78-67 result in favor of the Cowboys.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits West Virginia's No. 209-ranked offense, averaging 66.1 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 67 at 61.8 PPG. The Mountaineers field goal percentage has averaged 40.9% so far, less than the Cowboys marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Defensively, Oklahoma State features the nation's No. 112-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.9 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 218 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Oklahoma State, they were a 68-67 loser as they battled Kansas at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. Markel Brown scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Cowboys to a win (they lost 68-67 to Kansas at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Wednesday).

West Virginia was a 71-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Kansas State. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. The Mountaineers got 16 points from Deniz Kilicli, but it was Kansas State that prevailed in a 71-61 final on Monday at Bramlage Coliseum.

Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing TCU are 4-1
After playing Kansas are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Baylor are 2-0
After playing Kansas State are 1-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cowboys at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
West Virginia is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
West Virginia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma State at TCU, Wednesday, February 27
West Virginia home to Baylor, Wednesday, February 27