Oklahoma St. vs. Oregon St. Total Pick
Will there be a heavy supply of points when Oregon State plays host to Oklahoma State on Friday night at 10:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
155 Colorado State vs. 156 Colorado
Friday, August 30, 2019
10:30PM ET – Reser Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Oklahoma State is favored in this game, as the Cowboys are getting odds of -14.5 points against Oregon State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 74.5 points. The public betting currently has 57 percent going on Oklahoma State as the favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cowboys looking to get back in contention
Oklahoma State is coming off a 7-6 record in 2018 with just a 3-6 mark in the Big 12. It was a down year for Mike Gundy in his 14th season as head coach. The Cowboys were also 7-6 against the spread while going 8-5 with the over.
Offense hasn’t been an issue for Oklahoma State and that was the case last year again. The Cowboys put up 38.4 points and 500.2 yards per game in 2018. Oklahoma State has to work in a new starting QB this year, but Gundy won’t commit to a starter before this game. Redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders and Hawaii transfer Dru Brown have been battling for the job and both could see time in this game. No matter who is under center, they have talented receivers to work with, led by Tylan Wallace. He caught 86 passes for 1,491 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2018. Oklahoma State also has a capable back in Chuba Hubbard, who rushed for 740 yards and seven scores last year. Defensively, Oklahoma State gave up 32.5 points and 452.5 yards per game. Their pass defense was among the worst in the country, giving up 267.1 yards per game.
Beavers hoping for positive start
Oregon State has had a rough go in recent years and is coming off a 2-10 record in the first year of Jonathan Smith as head coach. The Beavers were also just 1-8 in the Pac-12 while putting up a 4-8 record against the spread. When it came to the total, Oregon State was 8-3-1 with the over.
The Beavers didn’t have a defense last year, as they ranked 128th nationally in scoring, allowing 45.7 points per game. They also were 128th in total yards allowed (536.8) and rushing yards allowed (281.8). Oregon State does have seven starters back on defense, but that may not be anything to be excited about. Offensively, the Beavers put up 26.1 points and 404.8 yards per game in 2018. Jake Luton put up 1,660 yards and 10 touchdowns last year in an injury-shortened season. Jermar Jefferson is an impressive back. He rushed for 1,380 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2018. The Beavers also bring back an experience receiving crop this season.
College Football Betting Trends
Oklahoma State has hit the over in five of its last seven road games and in 25 of its last 36 games on fieldturf.
Oregon State has hit the over in seven straight non-conference games and it is 8-3-1 with the over in its last 12 games on fieldturf.
Poor defense has been the name of the game for both teams and I would expect that to continue on Friday. This is a lofty total to hit, but the offenses shouldn’t have much trouble moving the ball. Oklahoma State scored at least 44 points in all three non-conference games last year. Oregon State isn’t an overwhelming offense, but a second year under a new staff should lead to some better execution, especially against a poor Oklahoma State defense.
College Football Week 1 Prediction: Oklahoma State/Oregon State Over 74.5