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How and what to watch for No. 12 Oklahoma vs. No. 14 West Virginia

A pair of ranked Big 12 teams will match up in one of the best games of Saturday’s college basketball slate.

The West Virginia Mountaineers react after the game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders at United Supermarkets Arena. Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma Sooners and West Virginia Mountaineers will match up in the first of two games between ranked teams on Saturday, February 13th.

Oklahoma (12-5, 7-4 Big 12) hasn’t played since last Saturday, with the Sooners’ game against the Baylor Bears postponed earlier this week. Oklahoma won six of their last seven games and is coming off a 79-72 home win over the Iowa State Cyclones, which are still looking for their first conference win this year. Alondes Williams hasn’t played since January 26th as he dealt with COVID-19 issues, but he is expected to return for Saturday’s game.

West Virginia (14-5, 7-3 Big 12) has won five straight conference games, though the Mountaineers lost to the Florida Gators in that span in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. West Virginia went on the road and beat the seventh-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders earlier this week. Sean McNeil entered the starting lineup for an injured Taz Sherman, and McNeil scored a career-high 26 points in the win. Sherman sat out with a groin injury.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Oklahoma vs. West Virginia on Saturday, February 13th at 1:00 p.m. ET on ESPN+, a subscription service available as an add-on from ESPN even for non-subscribers.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: West Virginia -2.5
Point Total: 145
Money line: Oklahoma +120, West Virginia -148

  • Oklahoma is 6-1 straight up in their last seven games and 7-1 against the spread in their last eight.
  • The under hit in 10 of Oklahoma’s last 14 games, but the over hit in each of West Virginia’s last five games.
  • West Virginia is 5-1 straight up and 4-2 against the spread in their last six games.

The Best Bet

Something’s got to give here in terms of Oklahoma unders vs. West Virginia overs. With the Sooners bringing a more balanced attack in terms of adjusted efficiency on both sides of the court, expect them to cover on the road and make this a tight contest.

Pick: Oklahoma +2.5

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