Oklahoma Sooners Favorites to beat the West Virginia Mountaineers
According to the best sport betting sites the Oklahoma Sooners will beat the West Virginia Mountaineers by 2.5 points. The question for users of the best online sportsbooks is simple. Can Oklahoma’s porous defense keep enough points off the board to cover the spread? The answer has been a resounding ‘no’ all through the season. The Sooners are 10-1 SU overall and 7-1 SU in conference play. However, they also are 4-7 ATS. That record is not likely to improve against West Virginia. WVU is No. 9 in the nation in points per game with an average of 40.9. The ‘Neers have scored a total of 409 points this year. The Sooners have scored 136 more points, but have also played one more game. Additionally, OU leads the NCAA with 49.5 points per game, but they allow 30.7 points per game (86th). Compare that to West Virginia’s 23.3 points allowed per game.
Starting QB Kyler Murray has 34 TDs on 3310 passing yards. He also completes 70.3% of his passes and has a 205.8 passer rating. The ‘Neers allow 243.7 passing yards per game, which ranks them at No. 89. If Taylor Cornelius torched WVU for 338 yards and five TDs, just imagine what Murray could do. Who’s Taylor Cornelius? Exactly. According to the best sport betting sites, Oklahoma is 19-0 SU in its last 19 games on the road. They have won those games by an average margin of 20.42 points.
Speaking of Cornelius and Oklahoma State, the Sooners allowed the Cowboys 501 passing yards. “Our defense has had a hand in winning all of the nine games that we’ve had this year. But do we need to improve? Yes. I’m not looking the other way,” head coach Lincoln Riley said. “But at the same time we’ve got a team that’s very capable of winning a championship right now, but our focus right now is getting better, and putting ourselves in position to do that, which we’ve done up to this point this season.”
Betting West Virginia
Starting QB Will Grier has 33 TDs on 3325 passing yards. He completes 67.2% of his attempts and has 174.2 passer rating. OU’s pass defense is even worse than WMU’s. The Sooners allow 263.6 yards through the air per game (106th). West Virginia is 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 after a loss.
Oklahoma Sooners at West Virginia Mountaineers NCAA Football Betting Preview
- Date: November 23
- Time: 7:00 p.m. CT
- Venue: Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, West Virginia
Lines from MyBookie.ag:
- OKLAHOMA -2½ (-120) 83 (-110) -145
- WEST VIRGINIA +2½ (EV) 83 (-110) +125
- Oklahoma is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
- Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oklahoma’s last 7 games
- West Virginia is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- West Virginia is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia’s last 5 games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Oklahoma vs. West Virginia
This will be very close, perhaps even too close to call. It’s a toss-up and it could easily go either way. Only one thing’s for sure. Both teams are scoring machines. And Oklahoma’s defense is a broken machine. This one is all but guaranteed to go over the total. Even if the best sport betting sites have it at 84 points. The total has gone over in Oklahoma’s last four games playing WVU with an average combined score of 80.0 points. And it has gone over in six of Oklahoma’s last seven games with an average combined score of 89.0 points.