West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State Total Pick

by | Jan 2, 2023 | cbb

West Virginia (10-3 SU 7-6 ATS) vs. Oklahoma State (8-5 SU 7-6 ATS)
When: Monday, January 2nd: 7:00 ET
Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena Stillwater, OK
TV: ESPN
Point Spread: WVIR +3/ OKST -3
Total: 139.0
Money Line: West Virginia Mountaineers +129/ Oklahoma State Cowboys -157

The Mountaineers are just 1-2 in true road games this season but lost one in overtime which is the reason they are not riding a five-game win streak into this match. The Cowboys have been good at home, albeit not playing much, with a 5-1 record. The tip-off for tonight’s game at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK, is set for 7:00 PM ET

Line Movement

There has been a lot of movement on this line, with an opener of Oklahoma State -2.5 driven up to as high as -3.5 in the early betting but has leveled out at -3 at the time of print. The O/U line hit most boards at 139, but it has slipped to 138 at some of the sharper books.

Last Game Info

West Virginia most recently fell to Kansas State (82-76). Not only did the Mountaineers lose straight-up, but they picked up an ATS defeat as +1 point underdogs. The combined 158 points finished above the 141 total line.

Oklahoma State lost to Kansas in their last game by a score of 69-67. But because the Cowboys were +10 point underdogs, they finished with an ATS win. The combined 136 points did not surpass the 138.5 total line.

Current Form

West Virginia
Over their last five games, West Virginia has a straight-up record of 4-1 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. Over this stretch, the Mountaineers’ offense averages 82.6 points per game while hitting 48.0% of their shots from the field. On the defensive end of the floor, they have allowed opponents to shoot 44.5% from the field while allowing 71.6 points per contest.

Oklahoma State
In their previous five contests, Oklahoma State is 3-2 straight-up and 4-1 vs. the spread. In these five games, they have a scoring average of 67.4 points per game on a shooting percentage of 44.0%. Defensively, they allow teams to hit 37.7% of their shots while giving up 59.4 points per game.

Average Power Rating Of Opponents Played

This season, the combined power rating of West Virginia’s opponents comes in at 117. On the other side, Oklahoma State’s combined opponent power rating sits at 136.

How Does West Virginia Fare On The Road?

For the season, the Mountaineers have played four road games and have a record of 2-2. In these contests, West Virginia is 2-2 vs. the spread. Offensively, they have averaged 80.0 points per game on a shooting percentage of 50.1%. On defense, the Mountaineers allow 73.2 points per contest when playing away from home. So far, opposing teams have a field goal percentage of 44.1% in these games.

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How Does Oklahoma State Fare At Home?

In their seven games at home, Oklahoma State has a 4-3 record vs. the spread while going 6-1 straight-up. On offense, the Cowboys are shooting 48.2% on their home floor, leading to 75.0 points per game. Defensively, opponents are shooting 36.1% in these contests. The Oklahoma State defense is allowing 60.4 points per game at home.

Offense vs. Defense

For the season, West Virginia is averaging 68.5 points per game (289th) while posting an overall field goal percentage of 41.3%. In today’s game, they will be matched up against an Oklahoma State defense that has allowed an average of 62.1 points per contest. This year, opponents have hit 36.8% of their shots vs. Oklahoma State. On the other side, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are coming into the game averaging 68.4 points per game on a shooting percentage of 43.4%. The Cowboys will be facing a defensive unit allowing an average of 67.5 points per contest. So far, teams have hit 42.3% of their shots vs. the Mountaineers.

Three-Point Shooting

From beyond the arc, West Virginia has a shooting percentage of 32.8% while ranking 519th in attempts per game. The Mountaineers will be facing an Oklahoma State defense that has a 3-point field goal shooting percentage allowed of 28.3%. Oklahoma State enters the game having hit 29.5% of their looks from deep while averaging 5.37 made 3’s per game. On the other end, West Virginia has allowed opponents to hit 31.5% of their shots from beyond the arc.

Injuries Of Note

West Virginia

  • No Reported Injuries

Oklahoma State

  • Quion Williams (Questionable) Undisclosed

Pick Against The Betting Line

Both teams have consistently gotten out to fast starts in the first half, making the first-half total of 64.5 appear on the low side. Take the OVER.