Oklahoma St. vs. Baylor Pick
Can Oklahoma State pose a challenge to unbeaten and 16th-ranked Baylor when the two meet up this Saturday at 7:30PM ET on FOX?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Baylor is the favorite at home in this game, as the Bears are getting odds of -7.5 points against Oklahoma State. The over/under total for the game is listed at 75.5 points. Baylor has won three of the last four in this series, but the Cowboys are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 against the Bears.
Despite a rough offseason, Baylor has gotten off to a 3-0 start with wins over Northwestern State, SMU and Rice. The Bears have yet to cover the spread in any of their victories. Baylor is putting up 44.3 points and 557.3 yards per game right now on offense while giving up just 10 points and 249.3 yards per game. The Baylor run game has been very impressive, as three different backs have over 200 yards this season. Seth Russell has added 761 passing yards with nine touchdowns. KD Cannon is the leading receiver with 24 catches for 352 yards and four touchdowns.
Oklahoma State is coming off a 45-38 win over Pitt at home which was a week after the controversial loss to Central Michigan. The Cowboys are 2-1 overall and 2-1 against the spread this season. Oklahoma State is averaging 44.3 points and 458.3 yards per game on offense while the defense is giving up 25 points and 382.7 yards per game. While the Cowboys are moving the ball, it’s heavily through the air. Mason Rudolph has thrown for 1,017 yards and six touchdowns while the entire team has rushed for just 294 yards in three games.
Baylor really hasn’t been tested, which it will be this week. Despite that, Oklahoma State has some questions of its own. The inability to effectively run the ball could be an issue in this game. Baylor isn’t a great defense, but it is improved. The Bears will likely be able to play against the pass if Oklahoma State can’t establish a ground game. Oklahoma State is definitely not going to slow down Baylor’s offense, especially at home. Look for Baylor to win and cover in this one.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 4 PICK: BAYLOR -7.5