Ok State vs. Texas Total Prediction
Will Oklahoma State and Texas light up the scoreboard on Saturday afternoon when the Big 12 foes meet at 12:00PM ET?
CURRENT ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook Bovada.lv, the over/under for Saturday’s matchup currently sits at 65.5 points, up from the original number of 65. As for the side, Texas opened as a 6-point home underdogs but the line jumped to 7 at the majority of online sports books.
WHO THE PUBLIC IS BACKING: Oklahoma State. As of this writing, 58% of public bettors are backing the Cowboys and laying the seven points. While that figure isn’t eye-popping, that could be why the line jumped a full point from 6 up to 7. That, coupled with a sharp bettor or two also grabbing Oklahoma State at the early 6-point number.
KEY TRENDS: The Cowboys are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five trips to Austin and have covered the spread in five of their last seven games versus the Longhorns overall. The road team is also an impressive 9-1 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between these two teams while the favorite is an overwhelming 16-5 at the betting window in the last 21 meetings. The under, meanwhile, 5-0-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams when the game is played in Austin.
OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: Historical trends will suggest that bettors take the under, but I’m not taking the under in a conference games involving Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are coming off a school record 747-yard performance versus Baylor and are No. 3 in the FBS while averaging 193 yards per game more than their opponents allow. Texas, meanwhile, is averaging 223 rushing yards at home this year and Oklahoma State has been gauged on the ground at times this season, allowing 219-plus rushing yards three separate times. Take the under at your own risk - I’m going over.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA STATE/TEXAS OVER 65.5