Ok State vs. Baylor Total Prediction
Fresh off their upset win over Texas, the Oklahoma State Cowboys will hit the road this weekend when they take on the Baylor Bears at 12:00 p.m. ET. With the number sitting in the high-60s, is the total for this Big 12 matchup set too high?
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 3, 2018
McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Cowboys are 7.5-point favorites to beat the Bears. The total, meanwhile, sits at 68 points. As of this writing, 67% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Cowboys.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State redshirt senior QB Taylor Cornelius completed 23-of-34 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 38-35 win over Texas. Cornelius (6'6/232) added 23 yards and two scores on the ground, including a big fourth quarter rushing touchdown and game winning first down carry. The redshirt senior was nearly perfect overall, especially when he targeted stud sophomore receiver Tylan Wallace, who posted 10-222-2 against a quality Texas secondary. In fact, the five total touchdowns tied a career high for the quarterback. Cornelius and the Cowboys will ride the momentum of a huge win when they head to Baylor.
Baylor redshirt junior QB Jalan McClendon completed 16-of-21 passes for 183 yards while rushing for 22 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 58-14 loss to West Virginia. McClendon entered in the second quarter, after starter Charlie Brewer was forced out injured. He was unable to sway the needles of fate, with WVU dismantling the Bears by a 41-0 score in the first half. The 6-foot-5, 219-pound redshirt junior has had a few nice cameo appearances this season (though this one came in a lost cause) and would have a chance for a little starting action should Brewer be sidelined past the short term. Baylor will play Oklahoma State in Week 10.
The over is 19-7 in the Cowboys’ last 26 games played in November.
The over is a perfect 4-0 in the Bears’ last four games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
The over is 14-4 in the Cowboys’ last 18 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game, is 21-8 in their last 29 conference games and cashed in 10 of their last 14 games overall. The over is also 7-2 in the Bears’ last nine games overall, is 39-19-1 in their last 59 home games and is 20-8 in their last 28 home games versus a team with a winning road record.
College Football Prediction: Oklahoma State/Baylor over 68