Free NCAA Football Prediction: Mountaineers vs. Sooners Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 4
(2-1) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma Sooners (3-0)
Date: Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Mountaineers +17.5, Sooners -17.5
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Mountaineers +525, Sooners -750
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 56
The Oklahoma Sooners and the West Virginia Mountaineers will open the Big 12 conference play in Norman this weekend. Both schools are entering off of tough non-conference, rivalry wins.
HISTORY: This matchup has produced a pair of memorable matchups in the schools brief history together. Oklahoma leads the all-time series 10-2, with the Mountaineers last win coming in the 2008 Fiesta Bowl.
West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia lost to Maryland in their season opener, but they’ve responded with a 66-point shutout win and a hard fought win over Virginia Tech last weekend. After jumping out to a 17-point lead at halftime, the Mountaineers held on for the 27-21 win, covering their second spread of the season.
Jarret Doege added another quality win to his experienced resume. The redshirt senior went 15-26 for 193 passing yards with two touchdowns to one interception. If he can avoid the casual turnover, his experience and play could keep the Mountaineers in this game in Norman.
Leddie Brown is coming off of one the best outings of his career. The senior back ran for 161 yards on 19 carries, including an 80-yard touchdown on West Virginia’s second play from scrimmage against Virginia Tech. Brown scored twice in both of the team’s first two games, and he brings another strong, veteran presence to WVU offense.
Doege has done a solid job of spreading the ball around, as five West Virginia receivers have recorded over 100 yards through the first three weeks. Junior wideout Sam James leads the team in catches (10), yards (166), and touchdowns (3).
West Virginia really got after the quarterback last week, sacking VT quarterback Braxton Burmeister six times.
(4)Oklahoma avoided a scare last from longtime rival Nebraska last weekend. Things got chippy before the game, and the Cornhuskers turned back the clock with strong performance defensively.
The Sooners never trailed, but they led by more than ten and a blocked extra point may have been the only thing separating from disaster. Oklahoma escaped with a 23-16 win, but they failed to cover the lofty spread for the second time in three tries.
Spencer Rattler’s sophomore campaign has gotten off to a good start. After throwing two picks in closely contested opener against Tulane, Rattler has thrown for 445 yards and six touchdowns in their last two wins over Western Carolina and Nebraska. He’s going to be the best player on the field, and a player worthy to trust.
Kennedy Brooks has kept the trend of pro ready Oklahoma backs alive. The junior back has ran for 210 yards on 34 carries, and he’s scored in each of the first three games. Eric Gray ran for 84 yards in the win over Nebraska.
Rattler has another solid group of pass catchers this year in Norman. Sophomore receiver Marvin Mims leads the team with 168 receiving yards, while fellow sophomore Jadon Haselwood leads with 14 catches and two touchdowns.
Oklahoma held Nebraska to under 100 rushing yards, but they had a tough time containing quarterback Adrian Martinez in the second half.
Free Week 4 NCAA Football Pick
Both teams enter Big 12 play with their strengths and weaknesses identified. Experienced quarterbacks have fared well through a pair of games against the Sooners. While Oklahoma may have the skill advantage on the field, the Mountaineers can’t be counted out here.
4* Free Week 4 NCAA Betting Pick: West Virginia +17.5
Oklahoma’s trend of failing to cover these type of spreads for these type of games isn’t new. If their games Tulane and Nebraska showed us anything, it’s that the Sooners are vulnerable to blowing the big lead. Since West Virginia’s arrival in the Big 12, they’ve played conference powers tough and even pulled off a handful of memorable upsets.
We aren’t seeing a cross-country upset on the road here, but we do see a game that could end a lot closer than it actually was. Oklahoma outclassed Nebraska last week, but it didn’t show by much on the scoreboard. Look for the Mountaineers to hang around and keep things close with an experienced offense. Take West Virginia’s spread this weekend, and eye the managable over as Big 12 football usual equals points.
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