The offshore sportsbooks are expecting some points to be scored in Saturday’s West Virginia vs Oklahoma State matchup with a betting total in the low 60s. That number makes sense, as the Mountaineers (4-7) have allowed 31+ points in six of their last seven while OSU (7-4) has gone from one of the best defenses in the country a season ago to one of the worst this year, giving up 451.2 ypg.
Before Betting on West Virginia vs Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State at one point looked like they had potential to make the CFP, starting off the year 5-0 and getting up to #8 in the country before a 43-40 OT loss to TCU in week 7. Since that defeat to the now #4 Horned Frogs, the Cowboys have gone just 2-3 as they head towards a middle-of-the-pack bowl game.
Oklahoma State’s defense has struggled all year, but they had been able to get by on their offense in shootout games like the 58-44 win over Central Michigan or beating Texas Tech 41-31. That offense hasn’t been able to break 20+ ppg over the last four though which really puts Saturday’s game in limbo.
If OSU can’t put some points on the board Saturday we truly know they are dysfunctional. That’s because in recent weeks West Virginia has lost 48-31 to Kansas State, 31-14 to Iowa State, and 41-31 to TCU with a 23-20 victory over Oklahoma mixed in there. The Mountaineers should do their part in making this game a shootout, not just because of their atrocious defense but because their offense looked good last week against K-State with Garrett Greene taking over at QB for the benched JT Daniels and throwing 3 TD passes.
Mountaineers vs Cowboys NCAAF Offshore Betting Odds
|BetOnline||WVU (3.78) | Oklahoma St. (1.3)||61||WVU +7.5 (1.9) | Oklahoma St. -7.5 (1.9)|
|Bovada||WVU (3.65) | Oklahoma St. (1.3)||62||WVU +8.5 (1.9) | Oklahoma St. -8.5 (1.9)|
|BetUS||WVU (3.53) | Oklahoma St. (1.3)||62.5||WVU +8 (1.9) | Oklahoma St. -8 (1.9)|
|SportsBetting.ag||WVU (3.78) | Oklahoma St. (1.3)||61||WVU +7.5 (1.9) | Oklahoma St. -7.5 (1.9)|
|Pinnacle||WVU (3.54) | Oklahoma St. (1.3)||62.5||WVU +8 (1.93) | Oklahoma St. -8 (1.93)|
|MyBookie||WVU (3.34) | Oklahoma St. (1.33)||62||WVU +8 (1.9) | Oklahoma St. -8 (1.9)|
West Virginia vs Oklahoma State Prediction & Pick
You can’t trust West Virginia to keep this one within 8 but at the same time Oklahoma State can’t be trusted to put the game out of reach. The side is a coin-toss, but with two decent offenses and horrible defenses the way to play this one is on a high scoring game.
Pick: Over 61