West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys: 3/11/2021 Big 12 Tournament Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 11, 2021

The No. 4 seed West Virginia Mountaineers (18-8) are 3-point favorites in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals when they face off against the No. 5 seed Oklahoma State Cowboys (18-7) on Thursday at Sprint Center, beginning at 11:30 AM ET on ESPN. Both teams hope to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

West Virginia vs Oklahoma State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
West Virginia -3 -112 -110 151 -110 -112 -160 131

Computer Picks

Computer picks for West Virginia vs Oklahoma State
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Oklahoma State (+3) Under (151) West Virginia 75 Oklahoma State 74

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Total Facts

  • In 12 of 26 games (46.2%) this year, the Mountaineers and their opponents have scored no less than this matchup’s over/under of 151 points.
  • Oklahoma State has played in 12 games this season (out of 25 total matchups — 48% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 151 points.
  • The Mountaineers and the Cowboys combine to average 3.2 more points per game than the over/under of 151 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 144.4 points per game, 6.6 fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The average total the Mountaineers have had set in matchups this season is 1.3 less points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average total in Cowboys games this season is 2.1 fewer points than the point total of 151 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Mountaineers score 5.3 more points per game (77.6) than the Cowboys give up (72.3).
  • West Virginia has a 10-0-1 record against the spread and a 13-5 record overall when scoring more than 72.3 points.
  • Oklahoma State is 3-5 overall and 3-5 against the spread in games when it allows more than 77.6 points.
  • The Cowboys score an average of 76.6 points per game, just 4.5 more points than the 72.1 the Mountaineers allow.
  • When it scores more than 72.1 points, Oklahoma State is 12-0 against the spread and 14-4 overall.
  • West Virginia’s record is 5-4-1 against the spread and 4-6 overall when it allows more than 76.6 points.
  • The Mountaineers have scored a total of 143 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 5.5 per game), and the Cowboys have out-scored opponents by 108 points on the season (4.3 more per game).

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West Virginia Betting Information

  • The Mountaineers have been strong against the spread this season, earning a 13-12-1 record.
  • The Mountaineers have posted a losing record of 7-9 against the spread when the spread is -3 or higher.
  • In 18 of 26 (69.2%) contests this season, West Virginia and its opponents have hit the over.

Oklahoma State Betting Information

  • Oklahoma State has covered the spread in greater than half of its outings, going 15-9-1 ATS.
  • The Cowboys have not fared well as a 3-point underdog, going 4-6-1 against the spread when they are at least 3-point underdogs.
  • Oklahoma State and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this season — 16 of 25 (64%).

Head to Head

West Virginia vs Oklahoma State (Last 6 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/6/2021 West Virginia -10 147 -540 +395 Regular Season 85-80 OKST
1/4/2021 West Virginia -1.5 143.5 -125 +103 Regular Season 87-84 WVU
2/18/2020 West Virginia -10.5 135.5 -659 +453 Regular Season 65-47 WVU
1/6/2020 Oklahoma State -1 137 -117 -105 Regular Season 55-41 WVU
3/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 85-77 OKST
1/12/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 85-77 OKST

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West Virginia Leaders

  • The Mountaineers leader in points and assists is Miles McBride, who puts up 15.3 points per game along with 4.7 assists.
  • Derek Culver leads the Mountaineers in rebounding, grabbing 9.8 rebounds per game while also scoring 14.8 points a contest.
  • The Mountaineers get the most three-point shooting production out of Sean McNeil, who makes 2.3 threes per game.
  • The West Virginia steals leader is McBride, who averages 1.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Culver, who compiles 0.8 rejections per contest.

Oklahoma State Leaders

  • Isaac Likekele racks up 6.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, placing him atop the Cowboys’ rebound and assists leaderboards.
  • Cade Cunningham’s stat line of 19.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game put him atop the Cowboys scoring leaderboard.
  • Cunningham is the top scorer from distance for the Cowboys, hitting 2.0 threes per game.
  • Oklahoma State’s leader in steals is Cunningham (1.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Kalib Boone (1.3 per game).
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