Oklahoma at West Virginia Week 12 Betting Prediction & Lines

Posted by Peter Boysen on November 18, 2016 in

When the Oklahoma Sooners visit the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, their Big 12 matchup could push the winner closer to a berth in the College Football Playoff, especially if the top of the standings takes another seismic shift like last week, when three of the top four teams lost. West Virginia sits at 8-1, with their lone loss coming to Oklahoma State, while Oklahoma sits at 8-2, with setbacks at the hands of Houston and Ohio State. The Sooners bring a seven-game winning streak to Check out all of our college football betting odds for this weekend’s action.

Oklahoma at West Virginia Week 12 Betting Prediction & Lines

When: Saturday, November 19, 2016, 7:00pm ET
Where: Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV
Radio: Oklahoma / West Virginia
Live Stream: WatchESPN
NCAA Football Odds: Oklahoma (-3), O/U 66.5

Why should you bet on the Sooners?

After those early losses in Houston and then at home to Ohio State, Oklahoma has run off a perfect record in Big 12 play and could slide into that fourth playoff position if Clemson, Michigan and/or Ohio State have another loss. Last week, they demolished Baylor, 45-24, as the #5 offense in the nation featured Baker Mayfield throwing for 300 yards and two touchdowns while running for another. Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine combined to pick up 224 yards on the ground and score three touchdowns. That three-headed nightmare in the backfield could wreak havoc against a West Virginia team that puts offense first.

Why should you put your money on the Mountaineers?

Given that West Virginia has just a single loss — and currently sits behind quite a few two-loss teams in the College Football Playoff rankings — a win over Oklahoma could give them a huge jolt in terms of national credibility. While the Mountaineers’ 24-20 win over Texas last week did not feature the sort of offensive fireworks that people normally associate West Virginia football with, it did show that the team could play defense when their offense wasn’t posting 30 or 40 points. West Virginia had three takeaways and stopped several Texas drives late in the fourth quarter on an off day from Mountaineer quarterback Skyler Howard. A similar effort — on a larger scale — could deliver a big win on Saturday.

Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

While West Virginia has some impressive games this year, Oklahoma’s wins have been more impressive, and their offense has been more consistent against Big 12 competition. I like the Sooners to come out of Morgantown with a big win, 31-27.