The Big 12 currently has 3 teams ranked in the Top 10. Two of those teams, TCU and Baylor, are ranked in the Top 5 while Oklahoma is ranked ninth.
One team that would like to join the 3 squads in the Top 10 is Oklahoma State. The undefeated Cowboys face their toughest test yet when they take on West Virginia in an important Big 12 matchup on Saturday night. Can Oklahoma State stay undefeated? For West Virginia, bouncing back from a devastating loss to Oklahoma is a must. Who wins this important Big 12 clash on Oct. 10?
A Closer Look At How To Bet The #21 Oklahoma State Cowboys Vs West Virginia Mountaineers NCAAF Week 6 Odds
What: No. 21 Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-0) at West Virginia Mountaineers (3-1)
When: Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Kickoff: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Morgantown, WV
Stadium: Milan Puskar Stadium
Weather: 64° F | A Mixture of Sun and Clouds
Spread: West Virginia -7
Moneyline: Oklahoma State +235 vs Team West Virginia -275
Game Total: 61.5
Watch: ESPN 2
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Oklahoma State vs West Virginia
Why Bet On #21 Oklahoma State to Beat West Virginia (-7)
Oklahoma State is one of three undefeated Big12 teams.
Oklahoma State is 2 and 3 against the spread. The Cowboys are also undefeated on the season with a 5 and 0 record. Multiple times, Oklahoma State appeared to be dead in the water. Against Texas, the Cowboys needed a lot of luck in order to beat the Longhorns after being down for most of the game. The Texas punter made a terrible mistake; he failed to catch the ball correctly from the long snapper, that led to the Cowboys 30 to 27 victory.
Versus Kansas State in their last game, it looked like staying undefeated just wasn’t going to happen. The Cowboys were down 28 to 20 at half time. They proceeded to outscore Kansas State, who was also undefeated, 16 to 6 in the second half. It’s difficult to describe what resiliency means with stats. Oklahoma State just wins games behind a better than it looks defense. Oklahoma State could very well show its resiliency again this Saturday.
Why Bet On West Virginia (-7) to Beat #21 Oklahoma State
Through the first 3 games of the season, West Virginia’s D ranked tops in the nation in scoring defense and turnover margin.
Oklahoma State has a decent defense. The Cowboys allow 310 total yards per game. Teams pass for only 177.8 yards per game against Oklahoma State. Opponents rush for 132 yards per game versus the Cowboys. Oklahoma State’s D allows 19.2 points per. That’s not bad in the Big 12.
The best way for West Virginia to beat a stout defense is to run the football. West Virginia has been incredibly balanced on offense this season. The Mountaineers average 214.2 yards per game on the ground while passing for 285.5 yards per game. If the Mountaineers bring that type of offensive balance to the game on Saturday, they should be able to hand Oklahoma State its first loss of the season.
Covering the spread might be an issue for the Mountaineers, though. Even though West Virginia figures to win the game, Oklahoma State’s resiliency is going to keep it close. My final score prediction is Oklahoma State 35, West Virginia 38.