Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia - 12/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
West Virginia Mountaineers (11-1) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-2)
College Basketball: Friday, December 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Over at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Friday, the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Oklahoma State Cowboys will be matching up in college basketball action.
West Virginia has opened up the season at 11-1, and are sitting on an 11-game win streak after losing their opener. The Mountaineers most recently took out Fordham on Saturday. In that one, West Virginia’s Daxter Miles posted 21 points.
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Tops in scoring this year for the Mountaineers is Jevon Carter, with 18.2 PPG and 6.3 APG, while Miles is second on 14.8 PPG. Also in double-digits for WVU are Lamont West (12.2 PPG) and James Bolden (11.0 PPG).
Over on the Oklahoma State side, they’re sitting at 10-2 overall. The Cowboys have won their last three games, taking out Florida State, Tulsa and UT Rio Grande Valley. In that last one, Cowboys guard Jeffrey Carroll managed 22 points.
Carroll is the leading scorer for Oklahoma State so far with 15.0 PPG and 6.2 RPG, and Kendall Smith is second on 11.1 PPG. The only other Cowboys player averaging in double-digit scoring this season is Tavarius Shine with 10.8 PPG.
The Mountaineers are 4-9-2 ATS in their last 15 games following a straight-up win and 5-12-2 ATS in their last 19 games overall. West Virginia is also 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight versus the Big 12 and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five road games.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 versus the Big 12 and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 Friday games. OSU is also 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last five home games.
The Mountaineers have been on quite a tear lately, and they’re taking care of the competition without a whole lot of trouble overall. Starting early next month, however, West Virginia’s schedule toughens up considerably. For now, though, I don’t see much of a problem taking the Mountaineers to cover.