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Oklahoma-West Virginia Betting Guide: Sooners Defense Won’t Hold Up

Nov 23, 2018 6:24 PM EST
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USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Will Grier and Kyler Murray

Oklahoma at West Virginia Betting Odds, Pick

  • Odds: Oklahoma -3
  • Over/Under: 85
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN

>> All odds as of Thursday evening. Download The Action Network App to get real-time odds and track your bets


The best kind of post-Thanksgiving treats are college football games with point totals in the 80s. That’s what we’re expecting to get with Oklahoma-West Virginia on Friday night.

The over/under sits at 85 at most offshore books as of Thursday evening, just the 12th game with a total that high in college football history. There should be no shortage of fireworks in a game that will send the winner to the Big 12 Championship game.

Odds Moves for Oklahoma-West Virginia

By Danny Donahue

While Oklahoma has generated a significant majority of this game’s tickets (61%), the Sooners have only accounted for 55% of the actual dollars wagered. Still, following an early move to WVU -1, this line has come back to the public side, as Oklahoma is now a 3-point favorite.

The more interesting story is how the market has reacted to this over/under. Opening at 81.5, it was already tied for the highest mark of the season. But with 86% of bets and 99% of dollars hitting this over, it has moved all the way to 85, tied for the highest total since September of last year (Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech, 85).

Let’s Talk About Oklahoma’s Defense

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