Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Sooners vs. Mountaineers CBB Odds
Looking for Oklahoma Sooners vs. West Virginia Mountaineers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Sooners taking on the Mountaineers on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 at WVU Coliseum. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA basketball predictions like this Sooners-Mountaineers matchup.
2022 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(12-7) Oklahoma Sooners vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (13-5)
Date: Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV
CBB Betting ATS Odds: Oklahoma +2.5 | West Virginia -2.5 (Bet Now!)
CBB Moneyline Odds: Oklahoma +125 | West Virginia -145
CBB Betting Total: 130
Oklahoma’s brutal stretch will continue on Wednesday when it travels to Morgantown to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers. This is the first meeting between these teams this season.
The Sooners are on a four-game losing streak following losses to No. 21 Texas, TCU, No. 7 Kansas and No. 5 Baylor. West Virginia is on a three-game losing skid of its own, falling to Kansas, Baylor and No. 18 Texas Tech.
Oklahoma put itself in a nice position when it went 12-3 through its first 15 games. The three losses came against Utah State, Butler and then-No. 1 Baylor by a combined 17 points. The Sooners have dropped all four of their games since then, as they have come up short against some of the best teams in the conference. They lost to No. 5 Baylor by 14 points on Saturday in their most recent outing.
Forward Tanner Groves leads Oklahoma with 12.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, while guard Umoja Gibson is also in double figures (12.4 PPG).
The Sooners are currently ranked No. 69 in KenPom’s adjusted offensive efficiency ratings. Oklahoma is shooting the ball very well from inside the arc, as it comes into this game with the fourth-best 2-point percentage in the country. The Sooners have been held back by one of the worst turnover rates in college basketball and a very low offensive rebounding percentage.
Oklahoma is currently a No. 10-seed in Joe Lunardi’s latest NCAA Tournament projections.
West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia’s season has followed a very similar trajectory as Oklahoma’s thus far. The Mountaineers got off to an 11-1 start by the end of non-conference play, picking up wins over Pittsburgh and then-No. 15 UConn. It has been downhill since then for West Virginia, which has now lost three straight games to ranked opponents. The Mountaineers lost to No. 9 Kansas, No. 5 Baylor and No. 18 Texas Tech in consecutive games, with none of them being particularly close.
The Mountaineers are listed at No. 96 in adjusted offensive efficiency. They are not shooting the ball well at all, ranked outside the top 250 in 2-point, 3-point and free throw percentage. West Virginia has fortunately been very good on the offensive glass, which has allowed them to salvage some possessions.
West Virginia is led in scoring by guard Taz Sherman with 18.9 points per game, while guard Sean McNeil is adding 14.0 points.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Oklahoma is 1-3 ATS in last 4 games
- Oklahoma is 1-4 SU in last 5 road games
- West Virginia is 12-2 SU at home this season
4* Free Oklahoma Sooners vs. West Virginia Mountaineers CBB Betting Pick: Oklahoma ATS
Neither team has been able to hold up against the top squads in the Big 12, so they both find themselves in somewhat of a must-win position on Wednesday night. This is the type of game where I have to defer to the home team, as home-court advantage is key when two struggling teams face off.
This is also a bad spot for an Oklahoma team that is No. 340 nationally in turnover rate. The Sooners are facing a West Virginia defense that forces the 13th most turnovers in the country and will be feeding off its home crowd.
I’m taking Bob Huggins and the Mountaineers to get the job done at home in front of a rowdy crowd.
West Virginia in a close one.
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