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Cowboys Wildcats Betting Preview

Oklahoma State ran up 666 yards of offense in its season opener and dropped 61 points on poor UL Lafayette.

But the visiting Arizona Wildcats, who are 1-0 ATS against the spread, and won easily behind 412 yards and five touchdowns from Nick Foles, also see that the Cowboys gave up 34 points. No surprise that the key Thursday Night match between the No. 9 Cowboys and the Wildcats - a rematch of last year's Alamo Bowl - sees a huge 63.5 over under number.

View Arizona vs Oklahoma State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Cowboys pegged as 14.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by the books at 63.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Cowboys, currently No. 36 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Wildcats, who rate No. 44 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits the Oklahoma State No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 61 PPG, against a Wildcats defensive that ranks No. 23 this week at 10 PPG. The Cowboys aerial game is averaging 458 yards per game, more than the Wildcats secondary allows through the air, 179 YPG per game.

Arizona was a 41-10 winner in its last match at home against Northern Arizona. They covered the 27–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 51 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Oklahoma State was a 61-34 winner at home against Louisiana-Lafayette. They failed to cover the 38–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (95) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Arizona Wildcats Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

 


A few Wildcats at Cowboys trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 9 games on the road
Arizona is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Arizona is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oklahoma State's last 9 games at home
Oklahoma State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Oklahoma State is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Arizona home to Stanford, Saturday, September 17
Oklahoma State at Tulsa, Saturday, September 17

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