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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Mountaineers underdogs vs Cowboys at Oklahoma State

West Virginia MountaineersOklahoma State Cowboys
Jan 26, 1:00 PM | Gallagher-Iba Arena

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds


West Virginia travels to Oklahoma State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 9-9 record with a victory over the Cowboys.

The Cowboys currently sports a 12-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-8 ATS. The Mountaineers are 9-9 and 6-9-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cowboys produce a 4-11 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mountaineers have gone 7-9 against the number.

View West Virginia vs Oklahoma State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cowboys installed as 8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Cowboys and the No. 107-rated Mountaineers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-67 win for the Cowboys on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma State's No. 114-ranked offense, averaging 70.1 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 174 at 65.9 PPG. The Cowboys field goal percentage has averaged 43.9% so far, more than the Mountaineers marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.4% per game.

Defensively, West Virginia features the nation's No. 134-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 151 nationally in scoring at home.

West Virginia won its last outing, a 71-50 result against TCU on January 23. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. West Virginia cruised to victory on Wednesday, running TCU out of the gym and running up a 71-50 score at WVU Colliseum.

Oklahoma State lost its last outing, a 64-54 result against Baylor on January 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Oklahoma State got 24 points from Le'Bryan Nash but lost anyway, 64-54, to Baylor on Monday at Ferrell Center.

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

Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Iowa State are 4-6
After playing Baylor are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Mountaineers at Cowboys trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of West Virginia's last 13 games on the road
West Virginia is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
West Virginia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Oklahoma State is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Oklahoma State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Oklahoma State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
West Virginia home to Kansas, Monday, January 28
Oklahoma State home to Iowa State, Wednesday, January 30