FOX College Football Game of the Week Odds: Texas vs. Oklahoma State Print
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Thursday, 27 September 2012 09:30
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Texas vs. Oklahoma State Odds

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STILLWATER, OK (The Spread) – No. 12 Texas hits the road for its Big 12 opener on Saturday when the Longhorns face Oklahoma State at 7:50PM ET on FOX.

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Texas is 3-0 this season and 1-0 on the road while Oklahoma State is 2-1 overall and 2-0 at home. The Longhorns are 2-1 against the point spread odds this year while Oklahoma State is 1-1 ATS. Oklahoma State has won two straight over Texas, but is just 4-22 all-time against the Longhorns.

Trends show that the road team has covered the spread in the last 5 games of this series and that Texas has covered in 5 of its last 6 trips to Oklahoma State. These two teams have combined to hit the over in their last four games at Boone Pickens Stadium.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Texas is a slight favorite in this game, as the Longhorns are getting odds of -2.5 points at Oklahoma State. The over/under total has been set at 67 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Oklahoma State as a 1-point favorite, but the spread quickly jumped into Texas’ favor. The Longhorns peaked as a 3-point favorite before the odds settled in at Texas -2.5.

Texas has been an offensive power so far this year, as the Longhorns ranks seventh nationally in scoring, averaging 49.3 points per game. Texas has scored at least 37 points in each game. The defense has been strong as well, holding opponents to just 16 points per game. The offense has been led by a strong running game as both Malcom Brown and Joe Bergeron each have over 200 rushing yards with three touchdowns apiece.

Oklahoma State is 2-1 with its lone loss, 59-38 against Arizona. The Cowboys are leading the country in scoring at 62.3 points per game and are also second in passing yards (378.3 per game) and sixth in rushing yards (308.3 per game). The defense isn’t all that strong, as it is giving up 27.7 points per contest. The team has been led by running back Joseph Randle, who has rushed for 335 yards and four touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Texas kicker Anthony Fera is questionable with a groin injury while linebacker Jordan Hicks is questionable with a hip issue. Oklahoma State quarterback Wes Lunt is doubtful for this game due to a knee injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Texas. The Longhorns are getting 68% of the wagers with odds of -2.5 points at Oklahoma State on Saturday.

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