The #22 Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-3) travel to Morgantown this weekend for a BIG 12 battle with the West Virginia Mountaineers (4-6). Kickoff is set for 12:00 PM EST on November 23rd at Milan Puskar Stadium and the game will be televised on ESPN2.
Taking a look at the Week 13 college football odds, Oklahoma State opened as a 7-point road favorite earlier this week. The spread has come down by two full points after early betting, as the Cowboys are currently available at -5. The total for the game is sitting at 55 points.
Vegas Betting Preview & Game Odds: WVU vs Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State won their third straight game last weekend, beating Kansas 31-13 at home to improve to 7-3 on the season overall. The Cowboys scored 14 unanswered points in the first quarter and never looked back, cruising to a double-digit victory over the final 45 minutes of the game. QB Spencer Sanders went 12/18 for 168 passing yards and a touchdown through the air while RB Chuba Hubbard racked up 122 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Dillon Stoner torched the Jayhawks secondary, exploding for 150 receiving yards and two touchdowns on just five catches. As a whole, Oklahoma State gained over 450 total yards of offense and found the end zone four times in the win.
The Cowboys had a solid outing on the other side of the ball against Kansas, giving up under 300 total yards of offense and two touchdowns. Oklahoma State was especially impressive defending against the run, allowing only 39 net rushing yards.
West Virginia snapped a five game losing streak last weekend after upsetting Kansas State 24-20 on the road to improve to 4-6 on the season overall. The Mountaineers trailed 20-14 heading into the fourth quarter before scoring ten unanswered points down the stretch to pull off an impressive comeback. QB Jarret Doege played well, going 20/30 for 234 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air. RB Leddie Brown led the way on the ground, rushing for 62 yards on a team-high 13 carries. George Campbell also chipped in, hauling in five catches for 92 receiving yards and two scores. Overall, West Virginia generated over 300 total yards of offense and scored three touchdowns in the victory.
The Mountaineers were fairly strong defensively against Kansas State, holding the Wildcats to just two touchdowns despite giving up well over 400 total yards of offense. West Virginia did a great job getting pressure to QB Skylar Thompson, as they recorded two interceptions.
NCAA Football Betting Predictions & Free Pick: Oklahoma State -5
I’m leaning towards laying the five points and rolling with the road favorite in this BIG 12 clash, as I think that the Cowboys should be able to grind out a cover. Oklahoma State has certainly been the much more consistent team against the spread so far this season, going a very impressive 8-2 ATS through their first ten games. The Mountaineers haven’t been nearly as solid, as they are currently 4-6 ATS over that same time span. West Virginia has also really struggled at home this year, failing to cover the number in three out of their last four outings at Milan Puskar Stadium. Oklahoma State has dominated on the road as well, going 4-1 against the spread over their last five games away from Boone Pickens Stadium.
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The Cowboys have also owned West Virginia against the spread over the last several matchups between these two BIG 12 rivals, covering the number in five out of their last seven meetings overall. That trend has been even more apparent when reducing the sample size, as Oklahoma State is a perfect 3-0 against the spread since 2016. They have also averaged nearly ten more points per game over those three games, which certainly doesn’t bode well for the Mountaineers in this spot considering the spread is just five points. I’ll lay the points and take a shot with the Cowboys – give me Oklahoma State to cover!