[12:03 PM] #10 West Virginia @ Oklahoma State

Who will WIN this matchup?

#10 West Virginia Mountaineers (6-0)

@ Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-2)


Current odds:

West Virginia Mountaineers: (-175)

Oklahoma State Cowboys: (+155)


ESPN simulations have Oklahoma State as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on West Virginia to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is West Virginia by 3.5 points.

West Virginia’s biggest tests may be further down the road – with home games against No. 15 Oklahoma and No. 6 Baylor during the final three weeks – but an equally tough task looms in a trip to Stillwater on Saturday to face Oklahoma State. The ninth-ranked Mountaineers put their 6-0 record and 3-0 Big 12 mark on the line when they play their second true road game of the season after a victory at Texas Tech two weeks ago.

The Mountaineers are off to their first 6-0 start since 2006 and have three of the league’s four worst teams – Kansas, Texas and Iowa State – still on the schedule. Quarterback Skyler Howard threw four touchdowns passes against TCU and has completed 66.5 percent of his passes this season for 1,821 yards and 12 scores. Running back Rushel Shell (465 yards, five touchdowns) seeks his third straight 100-yard rushing game, while Justin Crawford (371, three) is expected to play despite an ankle injury.

The Cowboys’ offense averages 41.1 points per game, good for 14th-best in the nation, on the strength of quarterback Mason Rudolph and a receiving corps that has 10 players averaging 10-plus yards per catch. Rudolph has completed 62.1 percent of his passes for 2,256 yards and 14 touchdowns against only two interceptions. Freshman running back Justice Hill (565 rushing yards, four touchdowns) averages 119 yards in conference play and his next 100-yard game would be a program record fourth for first-year players.

West Virginia leads the series 4-3 after losing 33-26 in overtime at home last year.

Oklahoma State has made only one turnover during its three-game winning streak.

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen was an assistant under Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy.


StreakSmarts Pick: West Virginia Mountaineers

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick