Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia - 10/29/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
West Virginia Mountaineers (6-0) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Boone Pickens Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers and Oklahoma State Cowboys clash Saturday afternoon in a key Big 12 college football showdown at Boone Pickens Stadium on FOX.
The West Virginia Mountaineers look to remain undefeated and stay in the college football playoff race. Four of the West Virginia Mountaineers last five losses have come on the road. Skyler Howard is completing 66.5 percent of his passes for 1,821 yards, 12 touchdowns and four interceptions. Howard has moved the chains through the air 85 times this season. Shelton Gibson and Daikiel Shorts Jr. have combined for 993 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Ka'Raun White has 27 receptions. The West Virginia Mountaineers ground game is averaging 206.5 yards per contest, and Rushel Shell III leads the way with 465 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, West Virginia is allowing 17.8 points and 392.2 yards per game. Justin Arndt leads the West Virginia Mountaineers with 34 tackles, Noble Nwachukwu has three sacks and Rasul Douglas has three interceptions.
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The Oklahoma State Cowboys look to build on their solid three-game winning streak while becoming bowl eligible. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have three wins over ranked teams since the 2014 season. Mason Rudolph is completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 2,259 yards, 14 touchdowns and two interceptions. Rudolph has eight touchdown passes in his last three games. James Washington and Jalen McCleskey have combined for 1,276 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Jhajuan Seales has 21 receptions. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ground game is averaging 144 yards per contest, and Justice Hill leads the way with 565 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing 27.4 points and 448.7 yards per game. Devante Averette leads the Oklahoma State Cowboys with 47 tackles, DeQuinton Osborne has 3.5 sacks and Ramon Richards has two interceptions.
The Mountaineers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The Cowboys are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 26-10-1 ATS in their last 37 games in October. The over is 63-30-2 in Cowboys last 95 home games and the under is 21-7 in Mountaineers last 28 games overall.
The road team has won the last two meetings between West Virginia and Oklahoma State, so that's good news for the Mountaineers. However, winning in OK State isn't easy and the Cowboys have the offensive talent to match West Virginia score for score if needed. This is a dangerous game for West Virginia, a team that's been on the road just once this season. I have the Oklahoma State Cowboys winning this game outright, but I'll take my free field goal just for the value.