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Oklahoma State Favored by -17 Against Tulsa on Thursday - Week 1 College Football Betting Odds and Pick

A key Week 1 battle has the visiting Tulsa Golden Hurricane travelling to Oklahoma State on Thursday to face the Cowboys.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Oklahoma State Cowboys as -17-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark picked a 40-35 result in favor of the Cowboys. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 10-3 so far on the season, and 8-5 ATS vs the point spread. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane, meanwhile, are 10-3 and 8-4-1 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Oklahoma State go 7-6 and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane go 8-5 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma State vs Tulsa injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Oklahoma State Cowboys at No. 31 and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at No. 42 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Oklahoma State Cowboys No. 17-ranked offense (38.62 PPG) against a Tulsa Golden Hurricane defense that ranks No. 77 at 29.85 PPG. The Oklahoma State Cowboys passing attack has averaged 323.69 yards per game, more than the Tulsa Golden Hurricane give up through the air (250.15 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Tulsa Golden Hurricane feature the league's No. 90-rated road run defense, allowing 206.29 yards per game. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, ranks No. 119 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, Tulsa's aerial attack generated 304 yards and the Golden Hurricane came away with a 55-10 victory over Central Michigan at Marlins Park.

Mason Rudolph's 314-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Oklahoma State earned a 38-8 win over Colorado on Thursday at Alamodome.

Next Betting Matchups

Tulsa home to Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, September 9th
Oklahoma State at South Alabama, Friday, September 8th