At the onset of the season West Virginia was touted as a top Big 12 title contender. Not to mention a potential qualifier for the college football playoff. But last Saturday exposed the Mounties as pretenders instead of contenders. Consider their loss at struggling Oklahoma State. After that the Mounties NCAA Football betting prospects will get even more difficult. To be exact Oklahoma will come calling on Friday. As a consequence, West Virginia’s weak defense could be blown apart. After all Boomer Sooner boasts one of the most prolific offenses in college football. And a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
Date and Time: Friday, November 23, 2018, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia
NCAA Football Betting Odds at SBG:
|Oklahoma||-1½ (-110)||83 (-110)|
|West Virginia||+1½ (-110)||83 (-110)|
Oklahoma vs. West Virginia TV Coverage: ESPN
Wagering value is dropping for Oklahoma even as they continue winning. OU is now 10-1 straight up but 4-7 against the spread. In sum the Sooners have failed to cover their last three wins. Last week OU beat Kansas 55-40 as 35-point home overlays. Offensively Oklahoma ranks tops in the land for scoring. However, a defense that ranks 89th nationally is a real eyesore. Not to mention a drag on wagering value. In contrast quarterback Kyler Murray is a national sensation. Murray has an insane 205.8 rating with 34 touchdowns and just six interceptions.
West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia is 8-2 straight up, 6-3-1 vs. the line, and 6-4 over the total. Last Saturday the Mounties lost a 45-41 shootout at Oklahoma State. It was the fourth consecutive game that went over the total for WVU. Immediately apparent is how bad the West Virginia defense truly is. The Mounties blew a 31-14 lead against the Pokes. And they rank 90th in the country against the pass. Offsetting that is an offense that ranks ninth in the country for scoring. In comparison to Kyler Murray WVU quarterback Will Grier has a 174.2 rating with 33 TD’s.
Stats to Consider
Oklahoma has been in the red as a NCAA Football betting road team. For example, the Sooners have covered just two of their last eight games away from home. Six of their last seven road tilts have gone over the total. Contrarily West Virginia has been a profitable play at Milan Puskar Stadium. In their last five home games the Mounties have gotten the money four times. And three of those five games went over the total.
Team vs. Team
The cashier’s cage has been under the full control of Oklahoma in this online wagering series. Specifically, the Sooners have won and covered their last four meetings with West Virginia. All four of those contests went over the total. Additionally, OU has won and covered their last two visits to Milan Puskar Stadium. The last three in this series at Morgantown cleared the total.
Matchup to Watch
Of great concern is the matchup of Murray against the Mounties porous pass defense. Certainly, that is the NCAA Football Betting advantage for Oklahoma. As was previously noted Oklahoma owns this series.
Oklahoma vs. West Virginia NCAA Football Betting
To conclude Murray should light up the Mounties.
Oklahoma vs. West Virginia NCAA Football Betting Pick: Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma vs. West Virginia NCAA Football Betting Score Prediction: Sooners 42, Mountaineers 31
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