The West Virginia Mountaineers and Oklahoma Sooners will square off on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in a Week 5 battle of unbeaten teams that will go a long way toward determining the postseason fates of both gridiron programs.
Now, let’s find out which side you should bet on in this intriguing paring.
A Closer Look At The West Virginia Mountaineers Vs Oklahoma Sooners College Football Week 5 Spread
What: No. 23 West Virginia Mountaineers (3-0) at No 15. Oklahoma Sooners (3-0)
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Kickoff: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Norman, OK
Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK)
Weather: 63° F / Rain
Spread: Oklahoma -6
Moneyline: West Virginia +190 at Oklahoma -230
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15th-ranked Oklahoma beat mediocre Tulsa 52-38 in their Week 3 matchup but failed to cover the college football betting line as a whopping 32.5-point home favorite. Now, the Sooners look to remain unbeaten and get their second win over a ranked team
Blossoming young signal-caller Baker Mayfield continued his impressive play by completing a blistering 32 of 38 passes for 487 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. For the season, Mayfield is completing 67.3 percent of his passes for 1,062 yards with 10 touchdowns and two interceptions.
Tailback Samaje Perine rushed for 152 yards with one touchdown on 22 carries while wide receiver Sterling Shepard added eight catches for 144 yards. Fellow wideout Mark Andrews added three catches for 87 yards and two scores. The Sooners are ranked eighth in passing (371.0 ypg) and 19th in scoring (41.3 ppg). Defensively, Oklahoma ranks 49th in points allowed (21.7 ppg).
23rd-ranked West Virginia is coming off an overwhelming 45-6 win over Maryland in Week 4 to easily cash in as 17-point home favorites. Now, the Mountaineers look to pick up their first road win and remain undefeated when they visit No. 15 Oklahoma.
Quarterback Skyler Howard completed 21 of 33 passes for 294 yards with four touchdowns and one interception. The strong-armed signal-caller is completing a blistering 69 percent of his passes for 916 yards with nine touchdowns and one interception. Running back Wendell Smallwood added 147 rushing yards and one score on 22 carries.
The Mountaineers are ranked 18th in passing (323.0 ypg) and 31st in rushing (220.3 ypg) while putting up a stellar 43.3 points per game (14th). Defensively, West Virginia is limiting their opponents to a national-best 7.7 points per game.
Spread Betting Analysis Regarding This Matchup:
52 percent of the betting public likes West Virginia and so do I after watching the Mountaineers through three games. I know West Virginia was favored to beat a mediocre Maryland team this past weekend, but the Mountaineers’ total domination on both sides of the ball leads me to believe that moving the ball and putting points on the board will be a lot tougher for Baker Mayfield and the Sooners’ offense than it was been through their trio of games this season.
I know Oklahoma has won three straight against West Virginia, including a 12-point road win last year, but I really like the way the Mountaineers are playing right now ad believe they could be a worthy selection to pull off the outright road win.
The Mountaineers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game which is a good sign as they face an Oklahoma defense that gave up 38 points to a lousy Tulsa team in their last contest.
The Sooners are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games, 2-6 ATS in their last eight conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last four home games against a team with a winning road record.