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Oklahoma State CowboysWest Virginia Mountaineers
13-2January 11, 2014, 04:00 | WVU Colliseum10-5

West Virginia looks to cover the Mountaineers-Cowboys pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 10-5 mark when they host Oklahoma State in college basketball wagering action.

West Virginia battles the Cowboys, currently sitting with a 13-2 mark (6-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-6 for the Mountaineers and 7-4 for the Cowboys.

View Oklahoma State Cowboys vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mountaineers at No. 43 and the Cowboys at No. 31 heading into this contest.

Oklahoma State was an 87-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas. They covered the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Oklahoma State got 27 points from Markel Brown en route to an 87-74 victory over Texas on Wednesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

In their last action, West Virginia was an 89-86 winner on the road against Texas Tech. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Juwan Staten scored 25 points for West Virginia on Monday, leading the Mountaineers to an 89-86 win over Texas Tech at United Spirit Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature West Virginia's No. 95-rated squad against Oklahoma State's No. 82-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, West Virginia rates No. 26 in the country with 8.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 87 nationally with 6.93 per match.

A few Cowboys at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Oklahoma State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma State's last 5 games on the road
West Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
West Virginia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Oklahoma State home to TCU, Wednesday, January 15th
West Virginia at Texas, Monday, January 13th