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Oklahoma State at Texas Tech Week 5 NCAAF Spread & Betting Pick

Written by on September 27, 2017

It’s two of the highest-powered offenses in the country on Saturday night when No. 15 Oklahoma State visits Texas Tech in Big 12 action. The Cowboys can’t afford another loss and hope to play in the Big 12 title game and right now, the NCAAF spread is in their favor. They are solid road favorites on college football odds with a mammoth total.

Oklahoma State at Texas Tech Week 5 NCAAF Spread & Betting Pick

When: Saturday, 8 PM ETWhere: Jones AT&T Stadium, LubbockTV: FoxStream: Fox Sports GoRadio: 93.7 FM (Oklahoma State) / 100.7 FM (Texas Tech)Opening NCAAF Spread: OSU -8 (81)

Series History

TTU holds a 21-20-3 all-time series advantage, and a 12-6-2 advantage in Lubbock. The Cowboys have owned the series of late in winning the last eight matchups and the last four games in Lubbock — OSU has not lost to TTU since 2008. Mike Gundy is 10-2 in his career against Texas Tech, and Kliff Kingsbury is 0-4 against OSU. Last year, the Pokes won 45-44. Clayton Hatfield missed the extra point after Quinton White’s 1-yard scoring run with 1:39 left. OSU’s Mason Rudolph threw for 395 yards and two touchdowns on 20-of-28 passing, and rushed for a touchdown, and Justice Hill had 126 yards and a touchdown on 18 rushes. James Washington registered six receptions for 158 yards, including an 82-yard TD.
  • Total Meetings: 44
  • First Meeting: November 2nd, 1935. Lubbock, Texas
  • Last Meeting: November 12th, 2016. Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • All-Time Series: Texas Tech 21-20-3
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Oklahoma State 66-6 (2011)
  • Longest Win Streak: Oklahoma State 8 (2009-2016)
  • Current Win Streak: Oklahoma State 8 (2009-2016)

College Football Week 5 Odds & SU Betting Picks

Why Bet On Oklahoma State?

The Cowboys (3-1) were handed their first loss of the season by TCU last week, 44-31. The Frogs ran 52 times for 238 yards. TCU gave Rudolph plenty of time to throw, but he often couldn’t find enough open receivers. He completed 22 of 41 passes for 398 yards and two touchdowns, but he threw two interceptions. Washington caught six passes for 153 yards and a touchdown and Marcell Ateman caught six passes for 100 yards for the Cowboys.OSU continued to put up big offensive numbers in the game (499 yards of offense), but untimely penalties, TCU’s third-down offense and turnovers ultimately sealed the loss. Prior to that game, the Cowboys rolled through the three game non-conference portion of their schedule, winning by a combined score of 162-52.The Cowboys are outscoring their opponents in the first quarter, 66-6, this year, and have not allowed a first quarter point in five of their last six games. OSU is 11-1 in its last 12 games decided by less than 10 points. Oklahoma State has scored at least 20 points in each of its last 33 games — the second-longest active streak in the nation, trailing only Oregon’s streak of 44 straight.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 48.25
  • Total Yards: 580
  • Rush Yards: 175
  • Passing Yards: 405
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 24
  • Total Yards: 366
  • Rush Yards: 156.50
  • Passing Yards: 209.50

Why Bet On Texas Tech?

The Red Raiders (3-0) beat Houston 27-24 last week and play their first Big 12 game. Texas Tech forced five turnovers and ended Houston’s 16-game home winning streak. Nic Shimonek passed for 321 yards and two scores. Shimonek’s favorite target was Keke Coutee, who made 11 catches for 161 yards and a score, which came on a 77-yard pass in the third quarter. Houston owned the nation’s longest active home winning streak entering Saturday. The last home loss for Houston was Nov. 8, 2014, against Tulane, 31-24.The TTU offense has put up plenty of big numbers as well, ranking third nationally with 587.3 yards per game and holding the second-best passing offense in the nation at 437.7 yards per game. Shimonek leads the way for the offense as the only quarterback in the Big 12 averaging more passing yards per game than Rudolph. Shimonek’s top target is Coutee, who has 28 receptions for 446 yards and four touchdowns on the year.Justin Stockton became the first Red Raider this season to rush for over 100 yards as he finished with 102 yards on the ground off just 10 carries vs. Houston. He is the first Red Raider to rush for 100 yards in a game since Demarcus Felton against Louisiana Tech last season.Texas Tech is the underdog in the betting odds for Week 5.One important factor in Texas Tech’s 3-0 start this season has been its ability to protect the ball while also forcing turnovers on the opposite side. The Red Raiders head into this weekend ranked tied for fourth nationally with a plus-7 turnover margin. Tech currently ranks tied for 13th nationally with its nine turnovers gained. In addition, Tech has only allowed two turnovers this season via a fumble against Arizona State and a deflected interception at Houston.Dating back to the start of the 2002 season, Texas Tech is 39-11 in night games at Jones AT&T Stadium, a 78 percent winning percentage. Under Kingsbury, Texas Tech is 8-3 in home night games.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 45
  • Total Yards: 58.34
  • Rush Yards: 149.67
  • Passing Yards: 437.67
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 26.33
  • Total Yards: 407.34
  • Rush Yards: 119.67
  • Passing Yards: 287.67

Latest NCAAF Spread Trends

  • Oklahoma State is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games
  • Oklahoma State is 11-2 SU in the last 13 games
  • The total went OVER in 16 of Oklahoma State’s last 24 games
  • Texas Tech is 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 games
  • Texas Tech is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Texas Tech’s last 6 games

Expert Prediction & Pick for Week 5

Texas Tech always starts the season well and then fades. Take OSU – perhaps buy the NCAAF spread down to 7 points.
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