West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-5) at West Virginia Mountaineers (13-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm (WVU Colliseum)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -15.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and West Virginia Mountaineers meet Saturday at the WVU Coliseum.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are averaging 70.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 63.5 points on 38.7 percent shooting. Jeff Newberry is averaging 11.9 points and 5.7 rebounds while Leyton Hammonds is averaging 10.5 points and 4.6 rebounds. Jawun Evans is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Olivier is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. Oklahoma State is allowing 30.2 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have lost four straight road games.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers look to build on their solid 13-1 start to the year. The West Virginia Mountaineers are averaging 86.6 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 63.6 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Devin Williams is averaging 14.7 points and 8.6 rebounds while Jaysean Paige is averaging 12.9 points and 1.1 assists. Jevon Carter is dishing 3.1 assists and Jonathan Holton is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The West Virginia Mountaineers are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line. West Virginia is allowing 25 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The West Virginia Mountaineers have lost three home games since last season.
The Cowboys are 9-23-1 ATS in their last 33 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mountaineers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cowboys are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
West Virginia is one of the better teams in the Big 12 and have one of the more aggressive defenses in the country. However, it's not like OK State is chopped liver. The Cowboys are more than capable of compeiting and should be able to keep this game within the big number.