Oklahoma Sooners at West Virginia Mountaineers- 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma Sooners (8-2) at West Virginia Mountaineers (8-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers +3 -- Over/Under: 71.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma Sooners will travel to play the West Virginia Mountaineers in a Big 12 college football game on Saturday.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 8-1 (5-1) this season after beating Texas by a score of 24-20 in their last game. West Virginia’s lone loss came against Oklahoma State on the road a few weeks ago. The West Virginia offense is averaging 32.2 points per game with 211.4 rushing yards and 285.1 passing yards per game. Skyler Howard is completing 64.5% of his passes for 2562 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions for West Virginia. Justin Crawford has rushed for 599 yards and 4 touchdowns, Rushel Shell has added 505 yards and 5 scores for the Mountaineers. Daikiel Shorts Jr. has caught 51 passes for 753 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Shelton Gibson has added 35 catches for 701 yards and 6 touchdowns for West Virginia. The West Virginia defense is giving up 20.6 points per game with 156 rushing yards and 253.8 passing yards per game. Justin Arndt has led the West Virginia defense with 58 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and 3 sacks, while Rasul Douglas has added 50 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 6 interceptions. Mike Molina has gone 14-19 on field goals, with a long of 44 yards.
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The Oklahoma Sooners are 8-2 (7-0) this season after beating Baylor by a score of 45-24 in their last game. Oklahoma has lost to Ohio State and Houston in the first few weeks of the season, but has won 7 games in a row. The Oklahoma offense is averaging 44.2 points per game with 219.3 rushing yards and 338.1 passing yards per game. Baker Mayfield is completing 72% of his passes for 3212 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions for Oklahoma. Dede Westbrook has caught 68 passes for 1254 yards and 14 touchdowns, while Joe Mixon has caught 29 passes for 420 yards and 4 touchdowns for Oklahoma. Joe Mixon has rushed for 937 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Samaje Perine has added 575 yards and 8 scores for the Sooners. The Oklahoma defense is giving up 30.8 points per game with 132.4 rushing yards and 297.1 passing yards per game. Jordan Evans has led the Sooners defense with 76 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and 3 interceptions, while Emmanuel Beal has added 63 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. Austin Seibert has gone 10-14 on field goals, with a long of 39 yards.
Oklahoma is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 conference games. The under is 4-1 in Oklahoma’s last 5 games. West Virginia is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 November games and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games against a team with a winning record. The under is 22-5 in West Virginia’s last 27 games on turf. The over is 4-1 in these two teams last 5 meetings.
This should be a very entertaining game between two solid teams, and I expect a lot of points to be scored in this one. Oklahoma has looked strong in their recent games, while West Virginia has played in some tougher games down the stretch. The Oklahoma offense is one of the best in the country, but goes up against one of the better defenses in the Big 12. I like West Virginia to get the job done at home.