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UNDER a Shockingly Strong Play Between Okie State, WVU

Offense has been hard to come by when West Virginia and Oklahoma State have faced off. The UNDER is 4-1 between the Mountaineers and Cowboys since WVU joined the Big 12 in 2012 and has cashed in each of the past four. Could offense be an issue when West Virginia hosts Oklahoma State this Saturday?

Shark Bites
  • West Virginia is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 21 of West Virginia’s last 30 games against the Big 12.
  • Oklahoma State is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games on the road.

Quarterback Mason Rudolph powered Oklahoma State over West Virginia last season, as the signal-caller completed 26 of 36 passes with three touchdowns. Ultimately, though, it was West Virginia that produced more offensive yardage than the explosive Okie State squad.

How Oklahoma State bounces back after last week’s mediocre performance against Texas will be interesting. The Cowboys offense sputtered to just 13 points, the fewest it has tallied since November 15, 2014 – which also happened to be against Texas. That was just the beginning of a brutal stretch that continues the next two weeks with games at West Virginia and vs Oklahoma.

West Virginia’s offense has really started humming thanks to the skills of Will Grier. The QB has accounted for 727 passing yards with 10 touchdowns and one interception in WVU’s past two games. However, the defense has been a major concern, as it has allowed 71 points and 1,010 yards in the same two-game span.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the West Virginia Mountaineers pegged as 6-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing; check the lines shortly.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 49-34 win for the Cowboys. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs West Virginia Mountaineers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the West Virginia Mountaineers have seen them go 5-2 and 3-4 ATS so far this season, while the Oklahoma State Cowboys are at 6-1 and 4-3 ATS. In OVER/UNDER totals betting, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are 4-3, while the West Virginia Mountaineers are 5-1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and West Virginia vs Oklahoma State injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mountaineers rated this week at No. 33 and the Cowboys sitting at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the West Virginia Mountaineers' No. 4-ranked offense (43.29 PPG) against a Oklahoma State Cowboys defense that ranks No. 43 at 22.29 PPG. The Mountaineers passing attack has averaged 364 yards per game, more than the Cowboys give up through the air (225.29 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cowboys feature the league's No. 5-rated road run defense, allowing 60 yards per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, ranks No. 87 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Longhorns, they had no answer for Justice Hill as the Cowboys rolled to a 13-10 victory at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

Will Grier throttled the Bears defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 375 yards as West Virginia handed Baylor a 38-36 defeat.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Oklahoma State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Oklahoma State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma State's last 7 games on the road
  • West Virginia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • West Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • West Virginia is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • West Virginia is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home

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