Oklahoma's Umoja Gibson scored 19 points in the Sooners' 91-90 double-overtime road victory over West Virginia when they last faced each other in the 2020-21 season. Gibson returns to Morgantown with OU on Wednesday night, as the Sooners look to end a four-game skid in Big 12 play. West Virginia's Taz Sherman only scored five points off the bench in their last meeting, but he has emerged as the Mountaineers' best offensive player this season, and averages just under 20 points per game.
Tip-off from WVU Coliseum is set for 8 p.m. ET, where the Mountaineers have won all but one of their 11 home games this season. The Mountaineers are favored by 1.5 points in the latest West Virginia vs. Oklahoma odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 130. Before entering any Oklahoma vs. West Virginia picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- West Virginia vs. Oklahoma spread: West Virginia -1.5
- West Virginia vs. Oklahoma over-under: 130 points
What you need to know about West Virginia
The Mountaineers received a tough blow this past Saturday as they fell 78-65 to the No. 18 Texas Tech Red Raiders. Sherman was the top scorer for West Virginia, and scored 21 points to go with five rebounds. The only other player to reach double-figures in the game was Malik Curry, who scored 11 points off the bench.
The Mountaineers have one of the best rim-protecting teams in the country and average 5.1 blocks per game this season. Their 4.8 blocks per game in Big 12 play is tops in the conference. Starting forward Isaiah Cottrell leads the team in swats, with 1.1 per contest, while transfer forward Dimon Carrigan also averages one per appearance as a reserve this season. The duo might not be as effective on Wednesday, however, as Oklahoma's opponents average just 1.8 blocks per game this season, which is the lowest mark in the nation.
What you need to know about Oklahoma
Oklahoma lost to Baylor Bears at home last Saturday, 65-51. The Sooners' matchup with the Bears capped off a brutal four-game stretch that also included games against No. 21 Texas and No. 7 Kansas. Guard Elijah Harkless finished with an inefficient 12 points against the Bears, and hit just 5-of-14 shots in 32 minutes of work. Gibson wasn't much better, and he finished with just 13 points on a 4-for-9 night on the floor.
Two stats to keep in mind: West Virginia enters the matchup with 16.4 takeaways on average, good for 28th best in college basketball. Meanwhile, the Sooners average the 24th-most turnovers per game in college basketball, at a staggering 15.1 per game.
How to make West Virginia vs. Oklahoma picks
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