Boise State vs. Oklahoma State Total Pick
One of the more intriguing non-conference matchups this week in college football will pit Boise State against Oklahoma State at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. With the total set in the low 60s, will the Broncos and Cowboys combine for enough points to push the score over the number?
3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 15, 2018
Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Cowboys are 2.5-point favorites to beat the Broncos. The total, meanwhile, sits at 63.5 points. As of this writing, 55% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Cowboys.
Boise State Broncos
Boise State redshirt senior DL David Moa (undisclosed) is expected to be able to play in Saturday’s big showdown with Oklahoma State. Moa (6’3/271) has yet to play this season, though it seems like the team has merely been taking a cautious approach to his recovery. They did not need him in blowouts of Troy and UConn to open the season. Oklahoma State figures to be a steeper challenge. This past season, Moa posted 21 tackles and a sack.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Oklahoma State sophomore WR Tylan Wallace leads the country in receiving first downs with 10 on his 18 targets. Wallace (6’0/185) was peppered with targets in Saturday’s 55-13 win over South Alabama. Pro Football Focus credits Wallace with four contested catches and five explosive plays. The sophomore bested last year’s seasonal output from a year ago with his big game yesterday. He gets Boise State next week.
The over is 4-1 in the Broncos’ last five road games and 5-2 in their last seven games overall.
The over has cashed in seven of the Cowboys’ last eight games overall and 4-1 in their last five games coming off a win.
The only play here is the over. The Broncos have averaged 59 points in their two victories while the Cowboys averaged 56.5 points in their two contests. Boise State is loaded with experience talented, especially at quarterback with Brett Rypien, who has thrown for 667 yards and seven touchdowns without an interception. The Cowboys also have a senior under center, as Taylor Cornelius has thrown for 728 yards in his two career starts and has six touchdown passes to just three picks. While both defenses have played well for this two squads, I’m taking the over.
College Football Prediction: Boise State/Oklahoma State over 63.5