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West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys
Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 3:30 PM
Venue: Boone Pickens Stadium
Week 2 ATS Betting Lines: : West Virginia -4.5
Week 2 NFL Betting Total: 72.5
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A big matchup in the Big 12 this Saturday pits the No. 13 West Virginia Mountaineers against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Kickoff at Boone Pickens Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. on ABC.
The Mountaineers are still battling for the Big 12 title at 6-1 straight-up in conference play. They need to get past the Cowboys this week before hosting Oklahoma State next Friday to keep those chances alive. Their loan SU loss this season came against Iowa State on the road against eight other wins and their record against the spread stands at 6-2-1. The total went OVER 55 points in last Saturday’s 47-10 rout against TCU and it has gone OVER in their last three games.
West Virginia relies heavily on a passing game that is averaging 337.3 yards per game. Will Grier has thrown for 2,961 yards and 31 touchdowns as big part of the team’s scoring average of 40.2 points per game. The Mountaineers have been able to back that up with a defense that is only allowing an average of 20.9 PPG.
Oklahoma State started the season with four SU wins in its first five games while going 3-2 ATS. However, things have gone in the opposite direction since early October with four SU losses in its last five games with a 2-3 record against BetAnySports’ closing spread. The Cowboys did give Oklahoma a run for their money in last Saturday’s 48-47 road loss as heavy 21.5-point underdogs. The total has gone OVER in three of their last five games.
This is another offense that is predicated on moving the ball downfield through the air with 316.6 passing yards, but its still has a solid ground game that is adding an average of 194 yards running the ball. In the game against the Sooners, Taylor Cornelius threw for 501 yards and three touchdowns while completing 34 of his 53 passing attempts. Tylan Williams came down with 10 of those completions for 220 yards and two scores.
The Mountaineers cannot get caught looking past this game and I do not think they will given everything that is on the line. Look for West Virginia to keep moving forward with a SU road win that covers BetAnySports’ 4.5-point spread.