West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys NCAA Basketball Betting Odds and Free Sports Picks


West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia Mountaineers
11-1 (1-0 V)
7:00 pm ET, Friday, December 29, 2017
Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State Cowboys
10-2 (8-1 H)
ESPNU
 
West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys NCAA Basketball Betting Odds and Free Sports Picks

West Virginia rolls into its Big 12 opener Friday at Oklahoma State with a familiar look and feel, worthy of carrying on its "Press Virginia" persona.

The No 7-ranked Mountaineers (11-1) are producing 20.9 turnovers per game, the third-most nationally. So far, they've forced 251 turnovers while allowing just 245 field goals with their familiar brand of full-court pressure.

Excited, too, to counter with their own defense, which Boynton has worked hard to instill as his team's identity. Oklahoma State (10-2) forces 17.0 turnovers per game, with an emphasis on half-court traps and staying active in passing lanes.

It could get intense inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.

The Mountaineers will surely do their best to play their part, looking to carry momentum into the beginning of conference play.

The Mountaineers have won 11 straight since a rough 23-point loss to Texas A&M. So on the whole, it was a successful run through nonconference play, highlighted by a win over No. 15 Virginia.

West Virginia rides senior guard Javon Carter's all-around efforts, as he ranks third in the Big 12 at 18.2 points per game, fourth with 6.3 assists and leads the nation at 3.7 steals.

The Cowboys are again leaning on senior guard Jeffrey Carroll, who missed the season's first three games as the school performed an internal investigation into any possible involvement relating to the FBI crackdown on former assistant coach Lamont Evans.

Carroll, a preseason All-Big 12 selection, has averaged 19.7 points and 7.3 points since rejoining the starting lineup three games ago.

Otherwise, Oklahoma State relies on balance, with eight players averaging at least 7.6 points per game. And they count even more on defense, with a win over No. 24 Florida State serving as the calling card. The Cowboys forced the Seminoles into a season-high 22 turnovers in that game.

West Virginia opens conference play on the road at Oklahoma State for the second straight season, part of an annual two-game road trip to start Big 12 play designed to kick out two long trips while school is still out for holiday break.

After Friday's game in Stillwater, the Mountaineers will head to Manhattan, Kan., for a New Year's Day game against Kansas State. For West Virginia's newcomers, it's an eye-opening welcome to the Big 12.

 

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
West Virginia Mountaineers -2½ (-110) -145 153 (-110)o
Oklahoma State Cowboys +2½ (-110) +125 153 (-110)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: West Virginia 86, Oklahoma State 76

 


 

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Oklahoma State Cowboys VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

West Virginia Mountaineers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 11-1 9-1 2-0 3-5 3-3 0-2 84.75 63.42 21.33
Last 10 10-0 8-0 2-0 3-4 3-2 0-2 85.40 60.90 24.50
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 10-2 8-2 2-0 4-5 3-4 1-1 79.42 65.67 13.75
Last 10 8-2 6-2 2-0 2-5 1-4 1-1 79.20 67.60 11.60
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00

Betting Odds Trends

West Virginia Mountaineers

West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
West Virginia is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games on the road
West Virginia is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Oklahoma State
West Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games when playing Oklahoma State
West Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Oklahoma State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Oklahoma State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Oklahoma State is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games when playing West Virginia
Oklahoma State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing West Virginia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma State's last 5 games when playing West Virginia
Oklahoma State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against West Virginia

Injuries

West Virginia Mountaineers

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Esa Ahmad F Out indefinitely - Eligibility - 10/31/17 Ahmad is likley to miss the entire first semester of the season due to eligibility reasons.
Brandon Knapper G out for season - Knee - 11/6/17 Knapper had offseason knee surgery and is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 season.

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
2/4/17 WVU 75 OKST 82 -10.5/165 OKST/U
12/30/16 OKST 75 WVU 92 2.5/167 WVU/P
2/27/16 OKST 56 WVU 70 7.5/134.5 WVU/U
1/9/16 WVU 77 OKST 60 -14.5/142.5 WVU/U
3/7/15 WVU 81 OKST 72 -5/136 WVU/O
2/21/15 OKST 63 WVU 73 -4.5/133.5 WVU/O
1/25/14 OKST 81 WVU 75 -13.5/150.5 WVU/O
1/11/14 WVU 72 OKST 73 5/152 WVU/U
2/23/13 WVU 57 OKST 73 3/131 OKST/U
1/26/13 OKST 80 WVU 66 -9.5/128 OKST/O

West Virginia: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS WVU FG Opp FG Reb
12/23/17 FOR 86-69 (W) -28.5/140.5 LO 30/66 23/54 40-27
12/20/17 COPP 77-38 (W) -/- -- 24/77 11/47 53-35
12/9/17 @PITT 69-60 (W) -15.5/150.5 LU 27/59 16/47 29-36
12/5/17 UVA 68-61 (W) -4/132 WU 21/50 19/46 30-23
11/30/17 NJIT 102-69 (W) -/- -- 35/71 23/57 41-33
11/26/17 MIZZ (N) 83-79 (W) -7.5/150 LO 22/60 24/56 29-44
11/24/17 UCF (N) 83-45 (W) -7.5/144 WU 32/70 12/49 44-34
11/23/17 @MRST (N) 84-78 (W) -29.5/150.5 LO 26/74 26/47 41-28
11/20/17 LBSU 91-62 (W) -26.5/159 WU 31/71 21/56 41-31
11/18/17 MORG 111-48 (W) -/- -- 45/77 18/56 47-27

Oklahoma State: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS OKST FG Opp FG Reb
12/22/17 UTRGV 102-83 (W) -/- -- 32/66 30/71 35-31
12/19/17 TLSA 71-59 (W) -12.5/149 LU 30/66 20/53 33-25
12/16/17 @FSU (N) 71-70 (W) 6/152 WU 27/70 24/58 33-39
12/9/17 WICH 66-78 (L) 5/145.5 LU 21/52 20/45 22-30
12/3/17 MVSU 83-62 (W) -/- -- 31/59 26/62 32-31
11/29/17 PEAY 79-63 (W) -23/150.5 LU 28/57 22/56 32-32
11/26/17 HBU 101-74 (W) -/- -- 30/62 26/66 41-29
11/21/17 PITT (N) 73-67 (W) -13/142.5 LU 25/66 27/53 39-25
11/20/17 TAM (N) 55-72 (L) 5/138 LU 20/67 28/57 36-41
11/16/17 ORU 91-48 (W) -19/152 WU 35/70 20/60 45-26

 

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