West Virginia Mountaineers (14-9) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (11-12)
February 12, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -3.5 / West Virginia Mountaineers +3.5; Over/Under: -133.5
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The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Oklahoma State Cowboys meet in college basketball action from Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The West Virginia Mountaineers will look to build on a 79-63 win over Iowa State last time out. Taz Sherman leads WVU in scoring and assists with 18.7 PPG and 2.7 APG while Sean McNeil has 13.5 PPG to make up the duo of double-digit scorers for WVU so far this season. Jalen Bridges also has 9.2 PPG and 5.1 RPG while Gabe Osabuohien has 5.8 RPG to lead the Mountaineers on the glass. As a team, West Virginia is averaging 68.5 PPG on 42% shooting from the field, 32.1% from three and 70.2% from the foul line while allowing 65.8 PPG on 42.7% shooting from the field and 30.7% from three this season.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to bounce back from a 77-73 loss to TCU last time out. Avery Anderson III leads the Cowboys in scoring with 11.1 PPG while Bryce Thompson has 10.2 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Oklahoma State so far this season. Bryce Williams has got 9.8 PPG while Isaac Likekele has 7.7 PPG with team-highs of 5.8 RPG and 3.7 APG to lead the Cowboys in rebounding and assists this season. As a team, Oklahoma State is averaging 69.3 PPG on 43.8% shooting from the field, 30.4% from three and 66.4% from the foul line while allowing 66.9 PPG on 40.4% shooting from the field and 33.3% from three this season.
West Virginia is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games while the over is 14-3 in their last 17 road games. Oklahoma State is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games.
I get the case to be made for Oklahoma State laying points at home, but the problem I have is that The Cowboys have been playing a ton of close games as of late and with the line here, it makes it very hard to buy into the mindset that OK State can pull away here. I think this is a spot that WVU keeps this one close if not win the game outright, so give me the Mountaineers and the points here.