Oklahoma St. vs. Oregon St. Pick
Can Oklahoma State go on the road and cover a double-digit spread when it takes on Oregon State tonight 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 points against Oregon State. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 72 points. The public betting currently has 61 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.
Beavers need a win
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.
Cowboys hoping to bounce back
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 tonight. 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.
College Football Betting Trends
Oregon State is 3-8 against the spread in its last 11 Friday games and 0-5 ATS in its last five at home.
Oklahoma State is 9-1 against the spread in its last 10 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in its last seven against Pac-12 opponents.
While Oklahoma State’s defense is pretty poor most seasons, I don’t see Oregon State being able to take advantage of that consistently enough to cover. The Cowboys are going to score points. Oregon State’s defense won’t put up much of a fight against the speed and athleticism that the Cowboys have. This spread isn’t too much to cover for a team that put up close to 40 points per game last season.
College Football Week 1 Prediction: Oklahoma State -14