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West Virginia vs Oklahoma Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds

Mountaineers vs Sooners Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: West Virginia Mountaineers at Oklahoma Sooners
  • Where: Norman at Lloyd Noble Center
  • Date: Saturday, January 14th
  • Betting Odds: West Virginia +4, WVIR +154 | OKL -189 O/U 137.0

Mountaineers Preview:

West Virginia heads into this matchup having played 16 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-6. On the road, the Mountaineers will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 2-3. So far, the Mountaineers have been the underdog 6 times, going 1-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.

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West Virginia will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Erik Stevenson who is averaging 13.75 points per game for the Mountaineers. Stevenson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Mountaineers’ offensive game plan is the play of Tre Mitchell who has hit 50.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.44 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for West Virginia this season, as they are currently ranked 289th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Mountaineers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.8%, placing them 333rd in the NCAA.

Sooners Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs West Virginia, the Oklahoma Sooners will be taking the floor for the 17th time this season and have an overall record of 10-6. Currently, the Sooners have been the home team 12 times, sitting with a record of 8-4. The Sooners’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4 points in their favor. For the season, Oklahoma has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 7-2.

Oklahoma will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Grant Sherfield who is averaging 17.38 points per game for the Sooners. Sherfield is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Sooners’ offensive game plan is the play of Tanner Groves who has hit 54.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.69 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Oklahoma this season, as they are currently ranked 286th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Sooners’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.9%, placing them 260th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Oklahoma Sooners -4

Leading into this matchup, the Oklahoma Sooners are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -4. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Sooners’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Oklahoma has a field goal percentage of 47.5, good for 46th in college basketball. In addition, look for the team to add to their trend of covering the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road matchups, they are 7-3 vs the spread.

 


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