Oklahoma at West Virginia: 11/28/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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West Virginia Mountaineers (5-3) vs Oklahoma Sooners (6-2)
Game Info: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium)
Betting Odds: West Virginia Mountaineers +10 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The 14th ranked Oklahoma Sooners will travel to Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers this Saturday night in College Football action.
The 14th ranked Oklahoma Sooners won their 5th straight game and improved to 6-2 (5-2 Big 12) on the season after defeating the 14th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys, 41-13, this past Saturday. As impressive as the Oklahoma offense was against a tough Oklahoma State defense, Oklahoma got the biggest performance of the season from their defense and had no trouble picking up the victory after taking a 27-7 lead midway through the 2nd quarter. Oklahoma outgained Oklahoma State by a 492-246 margin and won the turnover battle by a 1-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Sooners was QB Spencer Rattler who completed 17 of 24 passes for 301 yards & 4 TD’s.
On the season, Oklahoma is averaging 45.5 ppg on 512.1 total yards per game (343.9 passing yds/g; 168.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Oklahoma has been led by QB Spencer Rattler who has completed 68.1% of his passes for 2,319 yards, 22 TD, & 6 INT. The top receiving threats for the Sooners have been Marvin Mims (28 rec, 483 yards, 7 TD), Austin Stogner (25 rec, 410 yards, 3 TD), Theo Wease (28 rec, 401 yards, 2 TD), and Charleston Rambo (20 rec, 254 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Oklahoma backfield has been the trio of T.J. Pledger (88 att, 411 yards, 5 TD), Rhamondre Stevenson (50 att, 332 yards, 5 TD), and Seth McGowan (57 att, 297 yards, 3 TD).
Defensively, Oklahoma is holding their opponents to an average of 23.0 ppg on 326.6 total yards per game (230.6 passing yds/g; 96.0 rushing yds/g).
The West Virginia Mountaineers improved to 5-3 (4-3 Big 12) on the season after defeating the TCU Horned Frogs, 24-6, on November 14th. West Virginia was once again outstanding defensively and had no trouble picking up win after going into halftime with a 14-3 lead. West Virginia outgained TCU by a 392-295 margin and won the turnover battle by a 2-0 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Mountaineers was RB Leddie Brown who had 156 rushing yards on 24 carries.
On the season, West Virginia is averaging 29.4 ppg on 442.6 total yards per game (285.8 passing yds/g; 156.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, West Virginia has been led by RB duo of Leddie Brown (165 att, 897 yards, 9 TD; 27 rec, 273 yards, 2 TD) and Alec Sinkfield (75 att, 321 yards, 3 TD). QB Jarret Doege has completed 65.9% of his passes for 2,219 yards, 13 TD, & 3 INT. The top receiving threats for Doege and the Mountaineers have been Winston Wright Jr. (42 rec, 494 yards, 2 TD), Bryce Ford-Wheaton (23 rec, 365 yards, 3 TD), T.J. Simmons (15 rec, 309 yards, 2 TD), and Sam James (29 rec, 273 yards, 2 TD).
Defensively, West Virginia is holding their opponents to an average of 17.8 ppg on 274.0 total yards per game (161.5 passing yds/g; 112.5 rushing yds/g).
The Sooners are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall, however, are just 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. The Mountaineers are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a bye week.
Oklahoma has looked great over the last month, but this is going to be a tough game for the Sooners as West Virginia has arguably the best defense in the Big 12 and should be able to slow down the Oklahoma passing attack with their top rated pass defense. West Virginia has a balanced offense attack which I think will be able to put up some points at home and as I expect this line to even get better as the week goes on with the public probably siding with the Sooners, I’m going to take West Virginia and the under as I expect this be a close game with not as much scoring as people will expect. Good Luck!
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