Oklahoma State at Pitt Prediction
Will Oklahoma State cover on the road as a double-digit favorite when it takes on Pittsburgh at 12:00PM ET?
Who: Oklahoma State (2-0) at Pittsburgh (1-1)
When: 12:00PM ET, Saturday, September 16
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cowboys are now 11.5-point road favorites to knock off the Panthers after opening as a 10-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 68.5 but has been bet all the way down to 63.5.
Oklahoma State Betting Trends
The Cowboys have been excellent on the road, covering in five of their last six games away from their home turf. They’re also 4-0 against the spread in their last four non-conference games and after covering in back-to-back games to open the season, are 4-1 at the betting window in their last five games overall.
Pittsburgh Betting Trends
The Panthers are winless at 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four games overall. They’re also just 1-4-1 at the betting window in their last six games in September and are 7-19 against the number in their last 26 home games.
OUR PREDICTION: Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi says he’s sticking with redshirt senior Max Browne at quarterback for today’s game. Yikes. Browne was awful against Penn State last week, completing 19-of-32 passes for 138 yards and two interceptions. Then on the other side of this matchup is Mason Rudolph, who dissected South Alabama for 335 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-7 win last Friday. I don’t like to make it a habit of laying double-digit points with a road favorite, but I’ll take the more talented team with the more talented quarterback today. Rudolph is a Heisman candidate and the Cowboys are a fringe playoff contender.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 3 PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS -11.5