Oklahoma State at West Virginia Pick, Analysis, Odds 2/20/23

by | Last updated Feb 20, 2023 | cbb

Oklahoma State (16-11 SU 16-11 ATS) vs. West Virginia (15-12 SU 12-14 ATS)
When: Monday, February 20th: 7:00 ET
Where: WVU Coliseum Morgantown, WV
Point Spread: OSU +5.5/WVU -5.5 (Stop wasting money! STOP betting on games at -110 odds! Lay only -105 at the web’s lowest priced odds bookie –> BetAnySports!)
Total: 142.5
Money Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys +189/West Virginia Mountaineers -238

The Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to turn it around when they head to Morgantown to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in Big 12 action. West Virginia is a five-point home favorite for this game, with a total line of 143. Rich Crew weighs out the numbers and gives out his OKST/WVU pick.

Line Movement:

This game opened on the board with the Mountaineers as a -5.5 point spread favorite and has dropped to 4.5 against the early public betting. The total line opened at 143.5 at most sportsbooks and has since dropped to as low as 142.5.

Last Game Info

Oklahoma State most recently fell to TCU (100-75). Not only did the Cowboys lose straight-up, but they picked up an ATS defeat as +6.5 point underdogs. The combined 175 points finished above the 141.5 total line.

Going into their last game, West Virginia was the betting favorite at -6.5 but fell to Texas Tech by a score of 78-72. The combined 150 points finished above the 145.5 total line.

Current Form

Oklahoma State
Over their last five games, Oklahoma State has a straight-up record of 3-2 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Cowboys’ offense averages 73.0 points per game while hitting 48.1% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 49.1% from the field while allowing 76.8 points per contest.

West Virginia
In their previous five contests, West Virginia is 2-3 straight-up and 1-3-1 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 73.6 points per game on a shooting percentage of 42.8%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 45.6% of their shots while giving up 76.6 points per game.

Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played

This season, the combined power rating of Oklahoma State’s opponents comes in at 85.4. Conversely, West Virginia’s combined opponent power rating sits at 86.2.

How Does Oklahoma State Fare On The Road?

For the season, the Cowboys have played 12 road games and have a record of 4-8. In these contests, Oklahoma State is 5-7 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 66.8 points per game on a shooting percentage of 41.4%. On defense, the Cowboys allow 69.1 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 41.4% in these games.

 How Does West Virginia Fare At Home?

In their 17 games at home, West Virginia has an 8-8 record vs. the spread while going 12-5 straight-up. On offense, the Mountaineers are shooting 45.4% on their home floor, leading to 78.1 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 43.5% in these contests. The West Virginia defense is allowing 68.5 points per game at home.

Offense vs. Defense

For the season, Oklahoma State is averaging 68.4 points per game (294th) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 43.4%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against a West Virginia defense that has allowed an average of 70.8 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 44.7% of their shots vs. West Virginia. On the other side, the West Virginia Mountaineers are coming into the game averaging 68.5 points per game on a shooting percentage of 41.3%. The Mountaineers will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 65.6 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 39.9% of their shots vs. the Cowboys.

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Three-Point Shooting

From beyond the arc, Oklahoma State has a shooting percentage of 29.5% while ranking 566th in attempts per game. The Cowboys will be facing a West Virginia defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 33.2%. West Virginia enters the game having hit 32.8% of their looks from deep while averaging 6.3 made 3’s per game. On the other end, Oklahoma State has allowed opponents to hit 31.0% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Injuries Of Note

Oklahoma State

  • Avery Anderson III (Out) Wrist

West Virginia

  • Jose Perez (Out) Eligibility
  • Josiah Davis (Out) Wrist

Pick Against The Spread

The Cowboys have allowed a crazy 100 points to TCU and 87 to Kansas in their last two but played well defensively before that holding four of five opponents to 68 or fewer points per game. West Virginia has seen their defense slide giving up 78 plus in three straight, but only one of those was at home, where they have allowed opponents an average of 68.6 PPG. In the last meeting back in Stillwater, the two teams combined for 127 points with a total line of 138.5, and I think it is an overreaction with today’s line of 143. Take the Under. Bet your college hoops predictions for FREE this week by scoring a 50% real cash bonus up to $250 in free bets at the web’s best sportsbook –> Bovada! They have the BEST live wagering platform on the web and TONS of prop bets!