Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
West Virginia Mountaineers (20-6) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (17-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers and Oklahoma State Cowboys play Saturday at the Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The West Virginia Mountaineers have split their last six games and look for their fourth ranked win. On the season, WVU is averaging 74.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting and is allowing 65.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Juwan Staten is averaging 14.5 points and 4.6 assists while Devin Williams is averaging 11 points and 8.1 rebounds. Jonathan Holton is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Jevon Carter is shooting 47 percent from the field. The West Virginia Mountaineers have four players averaging at least eight points, and they’re shooting 64.9 percent from the line and 30.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, WVU is allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in four of its last five games.
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys have split their last 10 games and look for their sixth ranked win. On the season, OSU is averaging 66.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting and is allowing 61.4 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Le'Bryan Nash is averaging 17 points and 5.7 rebounds while Phil Forte III is averaging 16.5 points and 1.7 assists. Anthony Hickey Jr. is dishing 3.5 assists and Michael Cobbins is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have five players averaging at least 6.7 points, and they’re shooting 72 percent from the line and 33.5 percent from downtown. Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in seven of its last 10 games.
The Mountaineers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cowboys are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games.
Both of these teams have had their moments throughout the season and their letdowns. However, I like more of what I've seen from West Virginia, as the Mountaineers are a tough group that simply gets after it. Give me WVU and the points, as I think the road team wins this one outright.