Oklahoma at West Virginia College Football Picks and Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium
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The Oklahoma Sooners travel to Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma as 3 point favorites. The Sooners have an ATS record of 4-7-0 while their over/under record is 10-1-0. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 6-4-0 and they are 6-3-1 against the spread.
Valuable Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners are 10-1-0 against the over/under
The Oklahoma Sooners are 4-7-0 against the spread
Important West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Trends
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-4-0 against the over/under
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-3-1 against the spread
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
11/12/18 RB T.J. Pledger Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Kansas
11/11/18 OL Alex Dalton Undisclosed is out for season
11/11/18 DE Jalen Redmond Undisclosed is out for season
11/08/18 OL Jonathan Alvarez Undisclosed is out for season
11/02/18 RB Marcelias Sutton Leg is out for season
09/30/18 OL Ben Powers Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/30/18 DL Kenneth Mann Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/09/18 RB Rodney Anderson Knee is out for season
09/02/18 DE Addison Gumbs Knee is out for season
08/05/18 S Chanse Sylvie Achilles is out for season
06/25/18 DL Michael Thompson Knee is out for season
Key West Virginia Mountaineers Injuries
09/03/18 LB Charlie Benton Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oklahoma Sooners are 1st in Division 1 in points scored with 545. They have run 718 plays this season for 6,339 yards, which ranks them 10th in the nation in total offense. The Sooners average 8.8 yards per play, which is 1st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 290 1st downs this year, placing them 4th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Oklahoma has run for 2,870 yards as a team, which ranks 7th in the country. They've run 415 times, averaging 6.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Sooners have been penalized on offense 68 times for 680 yards so far this season, which has them 59th in the nation in penalties. Kyler Murray has thrown for 3,310 yards this season. He has completed 196 passes on 279 attempts for a completion percentage of 70.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 205.8. He averages 11.9 yards per pass attempt and 13.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Oklahoma is 88th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 338. They have surrendered a total of 4,684 yards on D, which is 91st in Division 1. The Sooners are ranked 77th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opposing offenses have completed 235 passes on 374 attempts against the Oklahoma Sooners defense this season, placing them 117th and 101st in the country. The Oklahoma pass defense has also given up a total of 2,900 yards through the air, which is 108th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 433 attempts for 1,784 yards this year, putting them in 65th place in D-1 against the run. The Sooners have committed 61 penalties for 541 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 36th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Oklahoma is ranked 62nd in the nation in punt returns with 17. They've accumulated 268 punt return yards and average 15.8 yards per return, which is 9th in college football. They have returned 25 kicks for 606 yards on special teams, ranking 41st in kick return yardage. The Sooners average 24 yards per kick return and they are 1st in the country in all-purpose yards with 7,214. The Oklahoma Sooners have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 11, which is 74th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 85%. Oklahoma Sooners kickers have made 99% of their extra points, going 72 for 73 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,066 yards on 26 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 76th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Mountaineers have run for 1,620 yards as a team, which ranks 90th in the nation. They've run 348 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Mountaineers have been penalized on offense 74 times for 675 yards so far this year, which has them 43rd in the country in penalties. They are 18th in Division 1 in points scored with 409. They have run 706 plays this year for 5,020 yards, which ranks them 11th in the nation in total offense. The West Virginia Mountaineers average 7.1 yards per play, which is 7th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 240 1st downs this season, ranking them 47th overall as an offensive unit. Will Grier has completed 234 throws while attempting 348 passes for a completion percentage of 67.2%. He has passed for 3,325 yards this year. He averages 10.4 adjusted yards per throw and 9.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 174.2.
The West Virginia Mountaineers rush defense has given up 367 attempts for 1,355 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the country against the run. They have had 65 penalties for 571 yards on defense this year. That places them 55th in Division 1. West Virginia is 31st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 233. They have given up a total of 3,792 yards on D, which is 32nd in the nation. The Mountaineers are 52nd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 206 throws on 332 attempts against the West Virginia defense this season, ranking them 78th and 62nd in the country. The West Virginia Mountaineers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,437 yards in the air, which is 62nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The West Virginia Mountaineers have tried 16 field goals this year and made 12, which is 62nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. West Virginia kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 51 for 51 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,467 yards on 36 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 77th in the NCAA in punting average. West Virginia is 109th in the country in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 63 punt return yards and average 6.3 yards per return, which is 97th in D-1. They have returned 19 kicks for 342 yards on special teams, which puts them 105th in kick return yardage. The Mountaineers average 18 yards per kick return and they are 37th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,425.
Who will win tonight's Sooners/Mountaineers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Sooners -3
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