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Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia Prediction,
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and Odds - 11-23-2019

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#129 Oklahoma State
Cowboys -6
#130 West Virginia
Mountaineers 6

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:00pm

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Game Stats

Oklahoma State

7 - 3

6-2
ATS
5-5
O/U
36
PPG
27
OPPG

West Virginia

4 - 6

4-5
ATS
4-6
O/U
21
PPG
30
OPPG

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Big 12 rivals meet Saturday as nationally-ranked Oklahoma State visits West Virginia.

After upsetting #24 Kansas State last weekend, West Virginia looks for a repeat performance vs. the Cowboys. Jarrett Doege completed 20 of 30 and three touchdown strikes as the Mountaineers dealt the Wildcats a fourth loss on the season. This victory broke a five-game West Virginia losing streak which began Oct. 5 vs. Texas.

Meanwhile, riding three-straight triumphs, Big 12 standout Oklahoma State looks for momentum heading into their season-finale vs. #10 Oklahoma. Though, before that classic in-state showdown, Mike Gundy's men can't overlook dangerous host WVU.

The Cowboys enter Saturday's contest as modest -7 road favorites.

Secondary comes through for Oklahoma State

A bowl fixture for well over a decade, Oklahoma State seeks winning ground today to enhance their upcoming postseason experience. Behind the nation's #16 offense (36.5 ppg) the Cowboys have torched many opponents this season as their quality run continues. Freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders guides Oklahoma State's balanced effort, tossing 16 touchdowns against 11 interceptions for 2,o65 yards. As Sanders adds experience each week, Chuba Hubbard provides consistent superstar level production. Hubbard's 1,726 yards and 20 touchdowns rank among national leaders and have the Cowboys primed for a big weekend.

Last weekend, Hubbard's 168 yards, two touchdown offering meshed with Sanders' 22 of 37, 236 yards, two touchdown afternoon to push the Cowboys past Kansas 31-13. In that contest, Kansas State's upright defense grabbed three interceptions from three Jayhawks quarterbacks. Kolby Harvell-Peel (2 INT) and frosh Trace Ford (1 INT) kept Kansas' end-zone celebrations minimal while helping secure another quality conference win.

Jarrett Doege comes through for WVU's upset bid

West Virginia halted a pronounced backslide last Sat. vs. streaking Kansas State. After trading punches all night with the Wildcats, maintaining striking distance, Mountaineers cornerback Hakeem Bailey's game-winning pick-six ended matters. Prior to that, however, Jarrett Doege, filling in for struggling play-caller Austin Kendall, added 20 of 30 passing with three touchdowns against no interceptions. Kendall's breakout game lifted spirits among WVU nation while adding a 24-20 upset vs. nationally-ranked competition. Now the million-dollar question is if Doege can replicate his recent success opposite the Cowboy's infused secondary.

As their quarterback situation crystallizes, it is reasonable to expect late-season improvements from West Virginia's #112 offense (21.4 ppg). Though, as mentioned, the burden of proof resides now on Doege's shoulders to carry his struggling team into next season with momentum. Defensively, the Hokies allow 30.9 ppg, #90 nationally. Along with its offense, West Virginia's defense has shown signs of late while holding Baylor to 17 points and KSU to 20. A full effort will be required from West Virginia Sat. to claim another upset.

The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

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Rating:

Expect a tough-minded road effort today from Oklahoma State as they surpass their modest spread and test West Virginia's recent improvements. It remains uncertain if Doege can master the Cowboy's hit-of-miss defense. But, if Oklahoma State's secondary hones in on WVU's newest signal caller as they did vs. KSU last week, this game could become one-sided in the Cowboy's direction. Expect something in the middle to occur Sat. as Gundy's men, led by Hubbard, roll past another opponent. This Covers.com sides with an Oklahoma State spread win. Cowboys are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.

Prediction: Oklahoma State wins

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

With both teams showing defensive vulnerability, expect a slight lean Over today. Oklahoma State's 36.5 ppg, and running attack, are elite level. When combined with West Virginia's defensive shortcomings, and recent offensive success behind Doege, the table is set Sat. for a final in the 60-point range. These trends from Covers.com support the Over: Over is 5-1 in Mountaineers last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. Over is 10-3 in Cowboys last 13 vs. a team with a losing record.

Prediction: Over

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