Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Mountaineers versus the Cowboys? Tip off is at at 2:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK. The odds for this Big 12 conference game currently have Oklahoma State as the -4.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 143 points.

WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS VS OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys -4.5

This game will be played at Gallagher-Iba Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Cowboys.
  • Not only will Oklahoma State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Will the Mountaineers Win in Stillwater?

West Virginia enters this game as a 4.5-point underdog, which is fitting considering they are just 2-9 as the underdog this season. On the road, the Mountaineers have been even worse, going 0-4 with an average scoring margin of -15.8 points per game.

In their last 10 games away from home, West Virginia is just 1-9, and they are coming off a 72-59 loss to UCF. So far this season, the Mountaineers' record is 7-12, including a 2-4 mark in Big 12 play.

As the underdog this season, West Virginia has gone 4-7 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Mountaineers have an ATS mark of 4-6. On the road this year, their ATS record sits at 1-3 and they are 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three road contests. Overall, West Virginia is 8-11 ATS this season.

West Virginia has an over/under record of 10-9 this season and today's line of 143 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (140.3). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.

Against UCF, the West Virginia had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 68.4 points per game. They scored 59 points and posted a field goal percentage of 36.2% in the game. The team's top scorer is Quinn Slazinski, who comes into today's matchup with an average of 13.4, while Raequan Battle also maintains a PPG average of 17.9 leading up to the game.

On defense, West Virginia is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.7 points per game. In today's game vs. Oklahoma State, the West Virginia defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, West Virginia made 21 free-throws vs. the Mountaineers.

Can Oklahoma State Lock in a Home Win?

Coming into tonight's game, Oklahoma State has lost six straight games and is still searching for its first conference win. The Cowboys are 0-6 in Big 12 play, compared to 8-5 in non-conference action.

At home this season, Oklahoma State has gone 7-6, while the team is 0-5 on the road. The Cowboys' average scoring margin at home is +5.9, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.

As the favorite this season, Oklahoma State is 4-7 against the spread. At home, the Cowboys have gone just 4-9 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Oklahoma State has a 4-6 ATS mark.

So far this season, the over/under record in Oklahoma State games is 10-8. Today's OU line of 143 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (140.4). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 145 points scored in those games.

In their previous game, the Cowboys' offense finished with 69 points, which is right in line with their current average of 71.9 points per contest. Leading Oklahoma State in scoring vs. TCU was John-Michael Wright with his 16 points. Javon Small also added 15 points for the Cowboys.

Currently, the Cowboys' defense holds the 105th rank in the nation, allowing 69.6 points per game. In today's game vs. West Virginia, the Oklahoma State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Oklahoma State made 17 free-throws vs. the Cowboys.