No. 11 Oklahoma State Looks to Avoid ‘Upset’ at No. 22 West Virginia in Week 9 Big 12 Battle
The 11th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to avoid the ‘upset’ when they hit the road to take on the 22nd-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers in an intriguing Week 9 Big 12 battle between two teams that are a lot more evenly matched than their national rankings indicate.
The Week 9 college football betting spread favors Oklahoma State by a touchdown over West Virginia. Now, let’s find out what’s going to go down when these two square off in one of the marquee matchups on this week’s quickly approaching schedule.
Oklahoma State Cowboys Vs West Virginia Mountaineers Spread & ATS Pick
Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-1) at West Virginia Mountaineers (5-2)
When: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
Spread: Oklahoma State Cowboys -7
Why Bet the Oklahoma State Cowboys Spread at -7
Oklahoma State has won three straight but needed overtime last weekend to squeak by Texas 13-10 and avoid their second loss of the season. Heisman trophy contending quarterback Mason Rudolph completed 25-38 for 282 yards while running back Justice Hill rushed 33 times for 117 yards in the hard-fought win, although neither found the end zone. Backup running back J.D. Kind rushed 11 times for 43 yards and scored on a 7-yard run in the first quarter, Kicker Matt Amendola added two field goals including one from 34 yards to win it in OT.
Why Bet the West Virginia Mountaineers Spread at +7
West Virginia has won two straight and got past Baylor 38-36 in another tough battle as former Florida quarterback Will Grier completed 26 of 37 passes for a stellar 375 yards and five touchdowns. The Mountaineers nearly blew a huge 38-13 lead as Baylor scored 23 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. West Virginia also committed a whopping 11 penalties for 134 yards in the narrow win.
Oklahoma State Vs West Virginia ATS Pick
No. 11 Oklahoma State Cowboys and Heisman Trophy-contending quarterback Mason Rudolph may have a higher national ranking, but I like the Mountaineers to cover the spread at home at the very least in this matchup seeing as how both of these Big 12 rivals average almost an identical amount of points on offense and West Virginia allows less than seven points per game more than the Cowboys defensively.
Oklahoma State is just 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games while West Virginia has gone 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an ATS loss. I say take the Mountaineers and the points to cover at home while pushing the cowboys for the outright win.
Pick: West Virginia +7