Oklahoma Sooners vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
The Oklahoma Sooners and the West Virginia Mountaineers face off on Sunday in Anaheim in college basketball action. The Sooners are -1 point favorites over the Mountaineers with an over/under point total set at 134.
The Oklahoma Sooners knocked off UTEP in Thursday which was their third win in a row to start the season but they ran into a buzz saw on Friday when they were outright stomped by Gonzaga. Lon Kruger’s team is still trying to find out where they stand this year and this game should give them a true reading as they were clearly in over their heads against the Zags. As a team Oklahoma is averaging 65.8 points, 11.8 assists, and they are shooting 39.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.8 points, 9.8 assists, and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Romero Osby is averaging 12 points and 8.2 assists, Steven Pledger is averaging 11.2 points, and Amath M;Baye is averaging 8.0 points and 6.2 rebounds. Oklahoma looked tired and defenseless on Friday but they need to gear up for what should be a physical war here.
The West Virginia Mountaineers were also losers on Friday as they fell to Davidson by three. Bob Huggins’ team looked to be on solid ground on Thursday beating a decent Marist team but they had no answer for Davidson. As a team WVU is averaging 65.7 points per game, 12 assists, and they are shooting 41 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.7 points, 12.3 assists, and their opponents are shooting 42.4 percent. Aaric Murray is averaging 10 points and 5.7 rebounds, Jabarie Hinds is averaging 9.3 points, and Deniz Kilicli is averaging 7.0 points and 7.0 rebounds. I am not sure which West Virginia team is going to show up but it appears this looks to be a down year in Morgantown.
Oklahoma is 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, 1-5 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 6-14 against the spread against the Big 12. West Virginia is 7-2 against the spread against the Big 12, 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games overall, and 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
I like the Mountaineers here get the one point.
West Virginia Mountaineers +1 Oklahoma Sooners