How To Bet Oklahoma vs West Virginia

Posted by Henry Watkins on February 19, 2016 in

The Big-12 Conference has been one of the strongest all season long, with no less than 3 teams now sitting on 20-plus wins. Two of those teams, the Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers, are set to go head to head in what could be a huge college hoops betting match-up this weekend. The Mountaineers are a game up on the Sooners in the conference standings, but it is Oklahoma who have the distinct advantage when it comes to the national rankings. Both of the teams are in the top 10, and both will be looking to get the win here in order to enter March Madness with a more favorable draw. The Sooners already have a win over West Virginia this season, but it was a mere 2 points that separated the teams in that one. This should be a fun one to bet on, and even more fun to watch.

How To Bet the Oklahoma Vs West Virginia NCAAB Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Saturday, February 20, 4 PM ET
Where: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia
Radio: KOKC
Live Stream: WatchESPN

Why bet on the Oklahoma Sooners

If the Sooners (20-5, 8-5) continue playing the way that they have been over the last couple of weeks, they will quickly find themselves dropping quite a long way down in the national rankings. Oklahoma have lost 2 in a row and 3 of their last 4 games. The fact that a pair of those losses came against un ranked opponents is not going to help their cause when it comes to their final ranking, but a win against the Mountaineers might help them maintain a top 10 position. Oklahoma has to be concerned with the fact that they have lost their last two road games, but they can certainly take some solace in the fact that they have already taken out West Virginia this season. The Sooners are averaging 82.8 PPG, and are giving up 71.4 PPG.

Why bet on the West Virginia Mountaineers

The Mountaineers (20-6, 9-4) are also not playing particularly well of late, as they have dropped 2 of their last 3 games. In fairness to West Virginia, both of those losses came at the hand of ranked opponents, but what does that mean given that they have another top 25 teams coming to visit this weekend? The Mountaineers have been solid at home all season long, and have only dropped a single game there so far, a 56-49 loss to Texas that was far and away their worst performance of the season. WV were able to play Oklahoma very tight when they met them on the road, and that suggests this one could be just as close. The Mountaineers are averaging 80.0 PPG, and are giving up 65.6 PPG.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This is a crucial game for both teams, and I expect it to be just as close as it was the last time they met. At the end of the day, I believe it will be the Sooners who edge out the victory in this one.

Oklahoma Sooners 76 West Virginia Mountaineers 75