Texas Tech vs Oklahoma State Pick
In a battle of bowl-bound Big 12 teams 6-3 Oklahoma State hosts 7-3 Texas Tech Saturday afternoon in Stillwater (3:30 pm ET).
The Cowboys, who just put up 55 points on West Virginia, were early 10-point favorites over the Red Raiders, who needed overtime to beat lowly Kansas Saturday. And check out the HUGE over under value in this game!
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Red Raiders in this one found them as 10.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. The over under was a monstrous 73 Friday afternoon at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Cowboys sit at No. 30 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Red Raiders are at No. 14 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cowboys will win this game 51-46.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma State's No. 3-ranked offense (43.9 PPG) against a Red Raiders defense that ranks No. 62 at 27.1 PPG. The Cowboys passing attack has averaged 348.8 yards per game, more than the Red Raiders give up through the air (172.3 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Red Raiders own the league's No. 53-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 155.5 yards per game when on the road. Oklahoma State, on the other hand, rates No. 15 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Texas Tech was a 41-34 winner at home against Kansas. They failed to cover the 24-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (75) was profitable news for OVER bettors. In their last game, Texas Tech's aerial attack generated 476 yards and the Red Raiders came away with a 41-34 victory over Kansas at Jones AT&T Stadium.
Oklahoma State was a 55-34 winner in their most recent outing at home against West Virginia. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (89) made winners of OVER bettors. Josh Stewart hauled in 13 passes for 172 yards against the West Virginia defense in the team's last game, leading Oklahoma State over the Mountaineers 55-34 on Saturday.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Red Raiders at Cowboys trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas Tech's last 8 games when playing Oklahoma State
Texas Tech is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas Tech's last 6 games
Oklahoma State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
Oklahoma State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Texas Tech
Oklahoma State is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
Oklahoma State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas Tech
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