West Virginia vs. Oklahoma - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oklahoma Sooners (17-11) at West Virginia Mountaineers (19-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm (WVU Coliseum)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -8 -- Over/Under: 135.5
The Oklahoma Sooners and the West Virginia Mountaineers meet in Big 12 conference college basketball action from the WVU Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.
The Oklahoma Sooners come into this one stuck in the middle of the Big 12 at 7-8 in conference play following a 65-58 win over Texas Tech last time out. Kristian Doolittle leads Oklahoma in scoring and rebounding with 15.5 PPG and 8.9 RPG while Brady Manek is 2nd in scoring with 14.9 PPG as well as a team-high 6.3 RPG and Austin Reaves has 13.9 PPG and 5.2 RPG to go along with his team-high 2.9 APG this season. As a team, Oklahoma is averaging 70.5 points on 42.2% shooting from the field, 32% from 3-point range and 76.6% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 67.8 points on 40.2% shooting from the field and 33.7% from 3-point range this season. Oklahoma is 2-8 straight up and 3-7 against the spread on the road this season.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are in the same boat as OU, sitting at 7-8 in conference play after a 67-57 loss to Texas last time out, making it 5 losses in their last 6 games. Oscar Tshiebwe leads West Virginia in scoring and rebounding with 11.1 PPG and 9.1 RPG while Derek Culver is 2nd in scoring with 10.5 PPG and Jermaine Haley has a team-high 2 APG this season for the Mountaineers. As a team, West Virginia is averaging 70.1 points on 42.4% shooting from the field, 28.9% from 3-point range and 63.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 61.7 points on 38.4% shooting and 28.4% from 3-point range this season. West Virginia is 13-1 straight up and 9-5 against the spread at home this season.
Head-to-head, the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
Part of me wants to give Oklahoma a fighting chance here after the win over Texas Tech, but the problem is that the Sooners are a far different team on the road than they are at home, and not in a good way at all. Losses on the road to Texas Tech and Kansas are excusable, but losses to Kansas State and Oklahoma State? Not so much. West Virginia will be ticked off after not showing up against Texas last time out, and I just think that Oklahoma is in a bad spot here. I’ll lay the points with West Virginia in a double-digit victory.