Oklahoma State vs Mississippi State Pick
Is the best the Big 12 has to offer better than a middle-of-the-pack SEC team?
Oddsmakers certainly think so and have installed Oklahoma State as a 12 ½-point favorite over the Bulldogs in a neutral-field matchup to be played at Houston’s Reliant Stadium.
The Cowboys, picked to win the Big 12, are expected to put up huge offensive numbers once again. They averaged 45.7 points last season in coach Mike Gundy’s up-tempo, no-huddle scheme.
Mississippi State is picked to finish last in the SEC West and returns only five starters on defense. The Bulldogs have failed to cover in six straight games as underdogs away from home.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Cowboys here saw them open at Bovada as 13-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in August are 1-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 5-5
When an underdog on the road are 3-7
Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing in August are 3-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When favored at home are 10-0
A few Bulldogs at Cowboys trends to consider:
Mississippi State is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Mississippi State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Mississippi State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma State's last 6 games
Oklahoma State is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
Mississippi State home to Alcorn State, Saturday, September 7
Oklahoma State at UTSA, Saturday, September 7