As it stands, the Sooners are predicted to be a No. 4 seed while the Mountaineers are looking at a No. 5. West Virginia has actually won its last two straight over No. 23 Kansas and No. 10 Texas Tech.
Oklahoma is 12-5 overall and 7-4 in Big 12 play this season. The conference is stacked featuring No. 2 Baylor, Texas, Texas Tech, Kansas, and the Sooners Saturday challenger, West Virginia. Oklahoma can fill it up averaging 75.5 points per video game led by guard Austin Reaves (15.8 ppg).
The Sooners are 5-2 in their last seven games however have actually been excellent to gamblers with a best 7-0 ATS mark in those seven video games. That consists of three covers as an underdog and an excellent 76-50 win over Kansas State as a 14-point favorite.
Lon Kruger has taken pleasure in plenty of success with the Sooners program taking Oklahoma to 6 trips to the NCAA tournament. Amongst those journeys are two Sweet Sixteens and an area in the Final Four in 2016 as part of a 29-8 season.
Lon Krugers group has losses to ranked Kansas, No. 2 Baylor, and then-No. Oklahoma won 3 straight video games versus Top 10 programs when the Sooners beat No. 9 Kansas, No. 5 Texas, and No. 9 Alabama all in succession.
Whats really excellent are the Sooners point totals in those seven video games. Minus a 52-point effort versus defensive-minded Texas Tech, Oklahoma scored 79, 66, 80, 75, 76, and 82 points. Regardless of the Sooners point totals in those games, the Over was simply 2-5. For the season, the Over is 6-10 in Oklahomas 16 video games so far.
Its a Top 25 Big 12 showdown in Morgantown when No. 14 West Virginia hosts No. 12 Oklahoma on Saturday. The two teams are amongst the countrys finest and continue to battle for seeding in March Madness.
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NCAAB FREE PICK: Play the OVER all the way as much as 146.
Oklahoma won 3 straight games against Top 10 programs when the Sooners beat No. 9 Kansas, No. 5 Texas, and No. 9 Alabama all in succession. The conference is stacked including No. 2 Baylor, Texas, Texas Tech, Kansas, and the Sooners Saturday challenger, West Virginia.
As it stands, the Sooners are projected to be a No. 4 seed while the Mountaineers are looking at a No. 5. West Virginia has won its last 2 straight over No. 23 Kansas and No. 10 Texas Tech. They also have a win over a quality Richmond program that was ranked 19th at the time and a five-point loss, 87-82, to No. 1 Gonzaga.
The Sooners had actually covered seven games in a row before beating Iowa State last Saturday 79-72 as a 14.5-point favorite. Oklahoma is 8-2 ATS in the house, but the Sooners have a little bit more trouble covering the spread on the roadway where they are simply 3-2-1 ATS.
Play the Over all the way up to 146. The Total has reviewed in 3 straight Mountaineers games and two of the 3 totals were 146.
The Mountaineers have actually failed to cover in 2 of their last 3 games, though among those was as an 11.5-point favorite over Iowa State (a team that hasnt won a Big 12 game).
Yes, the Under is 11-3 in the Sooners last 14 video games, however West Virginias offending pace will speed this video game up. They have put up big numbers in their past 5 video games and they are playing at home.
West Virginia is 13-5 total this season and they have actually played very well in your home going 6-2 up until now. They have wins over Texas Tech and Kansas at home and the Mountaineers have actually won 4 of their last five. What they have not done all that well is cover a point spread.
Where WVU stands out is on the offensive end. Huggins utilizes a pressure defense to fuel his offense, which ranks 50th in the nation in scoring. The Mountaineers totals over their last 5 video games have been impressive– 82, 91, 76, 80, and 88. The 82 points were scored in a win over that exact same defensive-minded Texas Tech team.
For the season West Virginia is 9-9 ATS and simply 4-4 ATS at home. A little over a month ago, the Mountaineers were a 1.5-point underdog at Oklahoma. The Sooners, powered by a 29-point efficiency by Umoja Gibson, would go on to win 75-71. Gibson struck an amazing 8-of-11 three-pointers and shot 10-of-14 total. Reaves included 13 points on a poor 5-of-14 shooting night.