Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - 2/27/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
West Virginia Mountaineers (21-7) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (12-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers will travel to play the Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Big 12 game on Saturday.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 12-16 (3-12) and are coming off of a loss to Oklahoma by a score of 71-49. Oklahoma State has lost 3 games in a row and is currently 9th in the Big 12 standings. Oklahoma State is averaging 67.9 points per game while giving up 67.3 points per game. Oklahoma State is also averaging 35.3 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game. Jeff Newberry is averaging 11.4 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game for Oklahoma State. Leyton Hammonds is averaging 10.4 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Cowboys. Oklahoma State is shooting 74.1% on free throws, 33.8% on three-pointers, and 42.7% on all field goal attempts.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers are 21-7 (10-5) and are coming off of a win against Iowa State by a score of 97-87. West Virginia has lost 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 2nd in the Big 12 standings. West Virginia defeated Oklahoma State by a score of 77-60 in these two teams first meeting of the season. West Virginia is averaging 79.9 points per game while giving up 66.8 points per game. West Virginia is also averaging 40 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game. Jaysean Paige is averaging 14.2 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game for West Virginia. Devin Williams is averaging 13.3 points per game and 8.9 rebounds per game for the Mountaineers. West Virginia is shooting 66.2% on free throws, 31.9% on three-pointers, and 45.2% on all field goal attempts.
West Virginia is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. West Virginia is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 conference games. The over is 6-2-1 in West Virginia’s last 9 road games. Oklahoma State is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games. Oklahoma State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games. The under is 9-2 in Oklahoma State’s last 11 home games. West Virginia is 5-0 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
West Virginia is the better team in this matchup and should be able to win on the road. Oklahoma State will be without their two leading scorers for this game, but will be at home. West Virginia is the better offensive team and has the rebounding advantage in this matchup. I like the Mountaineers here.