Oklahoma Sooners vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Odds Analysis - Free Pick

January 6, 7:15 PM EST

Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
WVU -5

The 6th ranked West Virginia Mountaineers (13-1) host the 7th ranked Oklahoma Sooners (12-1) in a Big 12 game that will take place at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia at 7:15 PM ET on 1/6/18. West Virginia are the 5-point home favorite with a total line listed on the NCAAB board at 172.

In their last game Oklahoma was at home where they beat Oklahoma State 109-89. Brady Manek was the high scorer for the Sooners going off for 28 points on 9/11 shooting and Trae Young, who is averaging nearly 30 ppg this season, chimed in with 27 points coming one rebound shy of a triple-double with 10 assists and nine boards. Tavarius Shine was the high scorer for the Cowboys with 16 points on 7/11 shooting. Oklahoma outscored Oklahoma State by 12 points in the 2nd half and for the game they shot 54.7% from the floor and the Cowboys shot 43.8%. The Sooners easily covered the spread as a 9.5-point favorite and the total points scored of 172 had OVER bettors cashing. Oklahoma has won 10 in a row since suffering their lone loss of the season and in that span, they were knocked off three ranked teams.

West Virginia was on the road in their last game where they beat Kansas State 77-69. Teddy Allen came off the bench and was the high scorer for the Mountaineers picking up 22 points on 8/12 shooting and four players for the team went for double figures. Xavier Sneed was the high scorer for the Wildcats with 20 points on 6/11 shooting and he hit six of his nine 3-pointers. West Virginia shot 53.6% from the floor while holding Kansas State to 35.7% shooting. The Mountaineers covered the spread as a 1.5-point favorite and the total went Under. West Virginia has reeled off 13 straight wins since losing their first game of the season facing a ranked Texas A&M team and they have knocked off one top 25 team in their win streak.

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Oklahoma ranks 1st in the nation in ppg and 327th in opponents’ ppg and West Virginia ranks 28th in ppg and 33rd in opponents’ ppg.

Last season these teams split the two games facing each other with each winning on the road.

This season Oklahoma is 6-6 ATS with an O/U record of 11-1 and West Virginia is 5-5 ATS with an O/U record of 5-5.


Oklahoma: 88.41
West Virginia: 90.95



[G] 11/06/2017 - Brandon Knapper is out indefinitely ( Knee )
[F] 01/02/2018 - Esa Ahmad eligible to play 01/13 vs Texas Tech ( Eligibility )

Key Betting Trends

  • OU is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games
  • OU is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games
  • OU has an Over record of 5-0 in their last 5 road games
  • WVU is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record
  • WVU is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games after an ATS win
  • WVU has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record

OU at WVU Betting Angles

The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games between these teams.

The favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 games between these teams.

In the last 6 games between these teams the Under record is 5-1.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Prediction 1/6/18

Oklahoma in my opinion is undervalued in this spot. They’re 2-0 against the Big 12 this season which included a nice win on the road over a good TCU team – the Horned Frogs only loss this season. West Virginia certainly isn’t a pushover and has played exceptionally well on defense. However, the Sooners are very proficient on offense ranking No. 1 in the nation in scoring and note that in their two matches against conference foes they have put up season high points against their opponent.  OU may not get the outright win, but they should be in this throughout and stay within the number. 

Free Pick: 
Take Oklahoma +5 (CK)