Texas vs. Oklahoma State Pick

College Football Week 5 Pick: Texas vs. Oklahoma State 10/1/16

Is the over a safe bet when Texas visits Oklahoma State at 12:00PM ET on Saturday?

NCAA Football betting website currently lists the Cowboys as 2.5-point home favorites versus the Longhorns after Oklahoma State opened as a 3-point favorite. As for the total, the number opened at 71.5 and that's where it currently sits.

TEXAS: The Longhorns suffered their first loss of the season two weeks ago versus Cal, losing 50-43 as a 7.5-point road favorite. The loss dropped Texas to 2-1 on the year and 2-1 against the spread. Their previous two victories came against UTEP as a 31-point favorite and against Notre Dame as a 3.5-point underdog.

OKLAHOMA STATE: The Cowboys lost for the second time this season with a 35-24 loss to Baylor last Saturday in Waco. OK State is now 2-2 on the year both against the spread and straight up. The Cowboys have fared okay as a favorite, covering against Southeastern Louisiana (-49) and against Pittsburgh (-2.5).

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OUR PICK: There's no reason to take the under in this matchup, as this game should be a shootout from start to finish. The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams when Oklahoma State plays host, and is 6-1 in the Cowboys' last seven conference games. The over is also 5-2 in the Longhorns' last seven games overall and is 5-1 in their last six games when they have an opportunity to play on fieldturf.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 5 PICK: TEXAS/OKLAHOMA STATE OVER 71.5

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