Oklahoma State @ Texas Tech NCAA Football Betting Report
The 12th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to remain unbeaten and cover the College Football Odds spread when they visit the explosive Texas Tech Red Raiders in a Week 9 Big 12 battle that gets underway on Saturday live from Jones AT&T Stadium. Now online betting buffs, let’s find out if the playoff-hopeful Cowboys can bring home the bacon and cash in as slight road favorites!
How To Bet the Cowboys @ Red Raiders NCAA Football Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Saturday, October 31, 3:30 PM ET
Where: Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, Texas
NCAAF Odds: Oklahoma State -3
Why Bet on the Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-0 SU, 4-3 ATS)
The Cowboys are coming off an emphatic 58-10 blowout over Big 12 rival Kansas in Week 8 to easily cash in as a 33.5-point home favorite. Quarterback J.W. Walsh tossed two TD passes in the win, but put his focus on the victims of last weekend’s car accident in which four people were killed when a woman drove into a crowd during the school’s homecoming parade last Saturday. “Those people came here to support the school on homecoming and, when something like that happens, it’s very sad and makes everything mean just a little bit more,” Walsh added.
The other half of the Cowboys’ two-headed quarterback system, Mason Rudolph is completing 64.5 percent of his passes for 2,197 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Oklahoma State ranks 11th nationally in scoring (40.3 ppg) while ranking a stellar 22nd in points allowed 18.9 ppg).
Why Bet on the Texas Tech Red Raiders (5-3 SU, 4-3-1 ATS)
The Red Raiders got blown out of the water in its 63-27 Week 8 loss against No. 17 Oklahoma as quarterback Patrick Mahomes II tossed a career-high four interceptions against the Sooners. The Red Raiders are a team with a serious split personality as they rank a stupendous fifth in scoring (46.6 ppg) and pitiful 121st in points allowed (40.1 ppg)
The good news is that Texas Tech has been pretty phenomenal in putting points on the board at home. The Red Raiders have topped the 60-point plateau in two of their home games this season while reaching the 50-point mark in two other contests. Texas Tech is averaging a jaw-dropping 61.5 points per game at home. “Our team loves to play at home,” coach Cliff Kingsbury told the school’s official website. “(With) only two home games left, being Halloween, being that it’s a blackout, I think it’ll be an awesome atmosphere. I think it’ll be very raucous and I know our guys will be fired up.”
Mahomes II is completing 64 percent of his passes for 2,851 yards, 21 touchdowns and 10 interception with five of those picks coming over his last two starts.
My Expert Game Analysis, Prediction & Pick
I know Oklahoma State is undefeated and that they’re the ‘better’ team in this Week 9 showdown, but I’m going with the 40 percent of betting enthusiasts that like the underdog Red Raiders to cover the spread as a slight home underdog.
The Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last six conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, but the Texas Tech Red Raiders have compiled an impressive 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven home games while also going 5-2 ATS in their L/7 games following an SU loss and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. I know the Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games against Texas Tech, but I smell an upset brewing.
My Pick: Texas Tech 38 Oklahoma State 35