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College Basketball betting: West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds and Picks

Last time for Oklahoma State in the Big Dance was 2017.  There is a sense that OSU may need March Madness betting dance shoes this year.  Head coach Michael Boynton has methodically built up OSU in four seasons.  Freshman sensation Cade Cunningham is the best evidence of the Cowboys’ improvement.

In a similar way, West Virginia hasn’t been to the Big Dance since 2018.  WVU has been ranked in the top ten this season.  Coach Bob Huggins can’t be held down forever.  More emphatically Huggins eventually figures things out.  WVU and OSU meet Monday Night.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Information

Date: Monday, January 4, 2021
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Location: Gallagher Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma
TV Coverage: ESPN2

West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State Betting Odds

West Virginia -2 (-110) 142½ (-110) -135
Oklahoma State +2 (-110) 142½ (-110) +115
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West Virginia at Oklahoma State CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, West Virginia is the more public online sportsbook brand.  Coach Bob Huggins is a big part of that.  He is one of the most recognizable coaching figures in college basketball.  Additionally, the Mountaineers have made the NCAA Tournament in nine of the last 13 seasons. Oklahoma State’s last era of success was too long ago for gamblers to recall.  Sharps will look hard at the Cowboys.  Cause by their under the radar improvement.  Public awareness of Okie State’s improvement is non-existent.  That is why pro gamblers are swooping in for the kill.

Mountaineers Look to Bounce Back

West Virginia lost at Oklahoma Saturday 75-71.  As a result, the Mounties are 8-3 straight up, 5-6 vs. the odds, and 6-5 over the total.  West Virginia has 2021 March Madness betting national metrics of 144th for scoring and 145th for points allowed.

Sophomore guard Miles McBride leads WVU with 14.8 points per game.  McBride has scored 15 points or more in four of his last five games. And then junior forward Derek Culver averages 13 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.

Cowboys Involved in Close Shaves Lately

Late on the Cowboys have been in some tight games.  January 2 was an 82-77 overtime win at Texas Tech.  December 20 was a tough 77-74 loss at Texas.  OSU has a bet on NCAA basketball record of 7-2 straight up, 4-4-1 against the spread, and 5-3-1 under the total.  The Pokes rank 98th nationally for scoring and 194th for points allowed.  OSU has gone over the total in five of their last six games.

Namely freshman Cade Cunningham leads OSU with 18.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.  Cunningham has scored double digits in five straight games.

West Virginia at Oklahoma State Against the Spread

West Virginia is 21-21 against the spread in all games.  While on the road the Mounties are 4-11 vs. the line.  In Big 12 games West Virginia is 9-12 on the board.  Accordingly, the Mountaineers are 15-26-1 under the total.  On the road, West Virginia is 6-9 to the under.  And against the Big 12, the Mounties are 8-12-1 under the total.,

Overall, the Cowboys are 18-22-1 against the spread.  Against the Big 12, Oklahoma State is 9-13 vs. the line.  OSU is 7-13 on the board at Gallagher Iba Arena.  Oklahoma State is 22-16-3 over the total.  At home, the Cowboys are 10-7-3 over the total.  And against the Big 12, OSU is 14-6-2 to the over.

Oklahoma State has covered four of their last six against the Mountaineers.  Four of the last six between these teams cleared the total.  Specifically, at Oklahoma State, the Mounties have paid in five of their last six.  Three of the last five in this series at OSU stayed under.

West Virginia at Oklahoma State CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, Oklahoma State makes for a live 2021 March Madness betting Play.  West Virginia is certainly good.  Huggins remains one of America’s better coaches.  But in this spot, the Cowboys should offer the greater wagering value.

West Virginia at Oklahoma State CashBet Best Bet: 

Oklahoma State Cowboys


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