Big 12 Basketball on Monday will see a pair of ranked teams in action as the Oklahoma Sooners host the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Mountaineers and Sooners both know the important of this game in terms of the Big 12 standings. The West Virginia Mountaineers are coming off a win over Kansas State, and are now 17-6 on the season. the win snapped a three game losing streak for Bob Huggins team.
The Oklahoma Sooners are 16-6 on the season and have won 6 out of 10 games in the Big 12 this season. Both Oklahoma and West Virginia are chasing the Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Tech Red Raiders in the conference standings. The Oklahoma Sooners are -2 over the West Virginia Mountaineers in Big 12 Basketball on Monday.
Huggins Mountaineers Looking for Back to Back Wins
The visiting – West Virginia Mountaineers are scoring 81 points per game, which ranks them inside the Top 40 in the nation. In the three game losing streak, the Mountaineers scored 74.5 points per game, but the defense allowed 85 points per game. The top scorer for the Mountaineers has been Jevon Carter with more than 16 points per game. He is also dishing out 7 assists per game.
The Mountaineers after this game still have work to do. The Big 12 is loaded, and they will go home and host Oklahoma State and TCU, before going on the road to take on Kansas. These two teams met earlier this season and the Mountaineers won at home by 13 points.
Sooners Need a Win
The Oklahoma Sooners are led by head coach Lon Kruger. Kruger is looking to get his Sooners back on track following their rivalry loss to the Texas Longhorns. The Sooners have dropped 4 out of their last 6 games overall. The Sooners will face tough road games at Iowa State and Texas Tech following this game, before rematches with Texas and the Kansas Jayhawks.
The Sooners are one of the top scoring teams in all of College Basketball. The Sooners are scoring just shy of 90 points per game. Trae Young is the man on the offensive side for the Sooners, with more than 29 points per game, Christian James is second and Brady Manek is third, as they are combining for more than 22 points per game.
Sooners Top Mountaineers
What a game this is going to be. These two teams already played once, and it was a great game. Now, the Sooners are looking to get back on track, and also get some revenge. Both teams can really score, so it may come down to who plays better defense late in the game. The winner of this game will stay in a decent spot in the Big 12 standings, while the losers has a tough shot at taking down the title. When you are betting this game, the home team seems to be the way to go. Bet the Oklahoma Sooners -2 over the West Virginia Mountaineers on Monday.