The Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns square-off this Saturday in a key Big 12 showdown as the Cowboys continue to try and climb their way to the top of the polls. Oklahoma State has been opened as 7.5-point road favorites at Pinnacle Sportsbook against the Longhorns.
Point Spread: Oklahoma State -7.5
Total Line: Off
Oklahoma State ran its record to a perfect 5-0 straight-up (4-1 against the spread) with a 70-28 pasting of Kansas as a 31-point home favorite this past Saturday. This followed a thrilling 30-29 victory over Texas A&M two weeks ago as a 4.5-point road underdog. The total has gone ‘over’ in three of the five games this season.
The Cowboys face one of their stiffest tests left on the schedule before a huge Dec. 3 showdown with No. 3 Oklahoma. If they are to avoid a slip-up against the Longhorns, it will be behind a passing game that is ranked second in the nation with an average of 415.5 yards a game. Brandon Weeden has already thrown for 1,592 yards while completing an impressive 74.3 percent of his throws. He has 10 touchdown passes on the year, but has also been picked-off six times.
Texas comes into this matchup still licking its wounds from a 55-17 spanking as the hands of the Sooners last Saturday as an 11-point home underdog. It was its first loss of the season after four previous wins and its second loss ATS after failing to cover against BYU earlier in the season as a 7.5-point home favorite. The total has gone ‘over’ in its last three games.
The Longhorns will counter this Saturday with a rushing attack that is ranked 25th in the nation and averaging 206 yards per game. has led the way with 67 carries for 327 yards and Foswhitt Whittaker has added 141 yards on 28 carries to help Texas average 4.6 yards an attempt on the ground.
Oklahoma State is 6-1 ATS in its last seven conference games and 13-3 ATS in its last 16 games overall. The total has stayed ‘under’ in eight of its last 11 games as a road favorite.
Texas is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games in the Big 12 and 1-4 ATS in its last five games as a home underdog. The total has stayed ‘under’ in six of its last eight games at home.
Head-to-head in this series, the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last five. The Longhorns have won nine of the last 10 games SU, but lost last year 33-16 as four-point home underdogs. The total has stayed ‘under’ in three of the last five games between the two.
The last two matchups have not been close with the road team scoring impressive wins, but stick with Texas and the 7.5 points at home to keep this game tight enough to cover in a close loss.
Take Texas +7.5 at 5Dimes