West Virginia vs. Oklahoma - 1/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma Sooners (11-4) at West Virginia Mountaineers (14-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (WVU Colliseum)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN News
The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Oklahoma Sooners face off on Tuesday at WVU Coliseum in Big 12 college basketball action.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 14-2 this season and ranked 14th in the nation and they are coming off of a home loss to Iowa State. WVU is averaging 78.4 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62 points and their opponents are shooting 44.6 percent. Juwan Staten leads the Mountaineers averaging 16.5 points per game. Devin Williams is averaging 10.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, Jonathan Holton is averaging 10 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Jevon Carter is averaging 7.7 points. West Virginia is 5-2 at home and 2-1 in Big 12 play.
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The Oklahoma Sooners are 11-4 this season and are coming off of a loss at Kansas State but they are ranked 16th in the nation. Oklahoma is averaging 72.9 points and they are shooting 44 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.4 points and their opponents are shooting 36.3 percent. Buddy Hield leads the Sooners averaging 16.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Isaiah Cousins is averaging 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds, TaShawn Thomas is averaging 11.9 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Ryan Spangler is averaging 9.3 points and 8.1 rebounds. Oklahoma is 2-1 on the road this season and 2-1 in Big 12 play.
West Virginia is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 6-15 against the spread following a loss, and 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Oklahoma is 8-2 against the spread against the Big 12, 12-5-1 against the spread in their last 18 road games, and 5-1 against the spread following a loss. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
This looks like a tight one but I look for Oklahoma to get the win as they have more options to work with.