After a hot start and a top ten ranking, the West Virginia Mountaineers have suffered from an online wagering slump. But the Mounties may be back on track after their best performance of the Big 12 season this far. The Oklahoma Sooners are roaring back into national prominence as a March Madness betting contender but the public has taken notice, driving down their board value in the process. With freshman guard sensation Trae Young, the Sooners have one of the most electrifying players in the country. Oklahoma will host West Virginia in Big 12 action Monday night.
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Date and Time: Monday, February 5, 2018, 9 p.m. Eastern
Location: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
West Virginia +2½ (-110) 168½ (-110) +120
Oklahoma -2½ (-110) 168½ (-110) -140
Mountaineers vs. Sooners TV Coverage: ESPN
The West Virginia Mountaineers have an online wagering record of 17-6 straight up and 9-10 against the spread. Under the total has hit in 10 out of West Virginia’s 19 games. The Mounties snapped a three-game losing streak with a dominant 89-51 home payout over Kansas State. It was just the second win and payout for coach Bob Huggins team in their last six games. West Virginia is a balanced team that plays well on the entire floor. Jevon Carter is their offensive leader with a team best 16.9 points and 6.8 assists per game.
The Oklahoma Sooners are 16-6 straight up and 8-13 against the spread. OU has a home record of 5-5 against the spread. Over the total has hit in seven out of Oklahoma’s ten home games. The Sooners are coming off a 79-74 loss at Texas. It was the sixth time out of seven games in which OU failed to get the money. Young is the sensation of the nation with 29.8 points and 9.7 assists per game. In the loss at Texas Young had 19 points and 14 assists. Thanks to the dominance of Young the Sooners boast the highest scoring offense in the nation. After making the Final Four in 2016, the Sooners missed the Big Dance last year. If coach Lon Krueger’s team can finish strong March Madness is a certainty.
Team vs Team
West Virginia has had the recent sports betting edge in their head to head series with Oklahoma. The Mounties have covered three out of the last four meetings in this head to head series. On January 6, Oklahoma was run off the floor at West Virginia in an 89-76 Mounties payout. The under has hit in six out of the last seven meetings in this head to head series. West Virginia has paid out in their last two visits to the Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners and Mounties have gone under the total in their last four meetings at Oklahoma.
Matchup to Watch
This online wagering matchup features a team in West Virginia that has been had been running on fumes until Saturday. The Sooners dynamic offense has proven to be enough to score a big home win over Kansas last month. The Sooners will be motivated for a strong performance after the loss at Texas. They also will remember how bad their loss to the Mounties was in their previous matchup.
Mountaineer vs. Sooners NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
Oklahoma has the best player on the floor, the best offense in the nation, and the revenge angle.
NCAA Betting Online Pick: Oklahoma Sooners
NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Sooners 92, Mountaineers 85
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