West Virginia vs Oklahoma NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Jalen Hurts and the Oklahoma Sooners host the West Virginia Mountaineers at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 19, 2019. The spread on this game has Oklahoma as 32-point favorites. The Mountaineers are 2-3-1 ATS and 3-3-0 when betting on the total. The Sooners are 2-3-1 when wagering on the over/under and 3-3-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the West Virginia Mountaineers played the Iowa State Cyclones and lost 38-14. Leddie Brown led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 11 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 26 yards on 10 carries which had him averaging 2.6 yards per carry. T.J. Simmons was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 75 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 15.0 yards per catch during the game. Leading the way at QB for the Mountaineers was Jack Allison who went 18/24 with 140 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He threw 1 interception on the day. The Mountaineers ended up rushing 28 times and earned a total of 41 yards which earned them an average of 1.5 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they totaled 53 plays which gave them a total of 190 yards. For the game, the Mountaineers totaled 12 1st downs and they totaled 6 infractions for 53 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the defensive side of the ball, West Virginia gave up 19 completions on 30 throws for a total of 229 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.3%. Overall, they gave up a total of 375 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Mountaineers gave up 146 yards on 40 carries which gave them an average of 3.7 yards per run allowed.
The Mountaineers come into this game with a record of 3-3 this season. For total yards, they rank 9th in the Big 12 and 114th in the nation with 1,957 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 24.2 points per game, putting them 97th in the nation. As a unit, they are averaging 94.3 rushing yards per contest which is 10th in the Big 12 Conference. The Mountaineers have one of the worst defenses in the nation, allowing 30.3 points per contest ranking them 10th in the Big 12. In discussing yards on the ground, West Virginia is giving up 176.7 yards per contest putting them 7th in the Big 12 and 86th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per carry ranking them 7th in the Big 12 and 71st in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 1,060 rushing yards through 6 contests. When it comes to passing yards, the Mountaineers have conceded 1,391 yards. Opponents are completing 59.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.7 yards per try.
In their last game, the Oklahoma Sooners played the Texas Longhorns and won 34-27. Leading the way at QB for the Sooners was Jalen Hurts who went 16/28 with 235 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He threw 1 pick on the day. Jalen Hurts led the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 27 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in the game. He scurried for 131 yards on 17 carries which meant he was running for 7.7 yards per tote. CeeDee Lamb was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 171 yards on 10 catches. He averaged 17.1 yards per reception for the game. The Sooners ran the ball 38 times and racked up a total of 276 yards which earned them an average of 7.3 yards per run. For the game, they totaled 66 plays for 511 yards. In the game, the Sooners racked up a total of 21 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 84 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In terms of defense, Oklahoma allowed 25 catches on 37 attempts totaling 210 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.6%. In the game, they allowed 310 yards but didn't force any takeaways. In the running game, the Sooners allowed 100 yards on 36 carries which is an average of 2.8 yards per attempt allowed.
The Sooners come into this game with a record of 6-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Sooners have one of the top tier offenses in Division 1. Oklahoma has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 286.7 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 5th in D-1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,720 rushing yards through 6 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Sooners average 622 yards per contest overall putting them 1st in the country and 1st in the conference. The Sooners are conceding 20.3 points per contest which puts them at 3rd in the Big 12 Conference and 31st in the nation. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 122 total points. In terms of rushing yards, they are allowing 142 yards per game which puts them at 52nd in D-1 and 4th in the conference. In 2019, they have conceded a total of 852 yards on the ground and 6 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the top groups in the nation. They are conceding 199.8 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Sooners are currently ranked 3rd in the Big 12.
Who will win tonight's Mountaineers/Sooners college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Sooners -32
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