Oklahoma State at TCU NCAAF Betting Pick, Odds & Preview

Oklahoma State at TCU NCAAF Betting Pick, Odds & Preview

Written by on September 20, 2017

This is the weekend in college football that fans often mark on the calendar, as Week 4 is when the conference schedules really get started, so you have to be careful when choosing an NCAAF Betting Pick. With only 4 spots available in the college football playoffs and five power conferences, it’s obvious that one conference is going to be left on the outside looking in. The Big 12 is off to a very competitive start, with 3 teams going 3-0 to begin the season. One of those teams is going to lose their perfect start this coming weekend, as the TCU Horned Frogs go on the road to play the favorites (-11 points) Oklahoma State Cowboys. TCU have been racking up the point to start the year, and have a very good win over the Arkansas Razorbacks under their belts. While TCU have looked good offensively, what they have done pales in comparison to the offensive numbers that the Oklahoma State Cowboys have been putting up. It can be argued that the Cowboys have not really faced anyone of note yet, but they are still putting lesser teams away in some considerable style. We can probably expect to see some offensive fireworks when these two hook up this coming Saturday.

Oklahoma State at TCU NCAAF Betting Pick, Odds & Preview

When: Saturday, September 23 at 3:30 PM EST Where: Boon Pickens Stadium, Stillwater TV: ESPN Radio: 96.7 FM (TCU) / KYNZ-FM 106.7 (Oklahoma State) Live Stream: Big 12 Sports NCAAF Betting Odds: Oklahoma State -11 (71)

Why the TCU Horned Frogs are a good NCAAF Betting Pick?

While it has been the TCU offense that has drawn all the rave reviews so far this season, we shouldn’t forget that the Horned Frogs defense only gave up 7 points through the opening two weeks of the season, which included their game against the Arkansas Razorbacks. A little more concerning here, though, is that they gave up 36 points to the SMU Mustangs in a game where the Horned Frogs were favored by 22 ½ points going in. They still managed to put up 56 points of their own to get the win, but failed to cover, and will almost certainly be disappointed about the points surrendered, especially when getting ready to face a team that has been lighting up their opponents in a very big way. TCU have only managed to go 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games, but seem to do better on the road, going 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The UNDER is common on the road for TCU, with 6 of their last 7 hitting that mark.

Team Statistics

Offense: Average Score For: 49 Total Yards: 507.3 Rush Yards: 230.3 Passing Yards: 277 Defense: Average Score Against: 14.3 Total Yards: 264.9 Rush Yards: 92.3 Passing Yards: 172.6

Why the Oklahoma State Cowboys are a good NCAAF Betting Pick?

For the past few seasons, the Oklahoma State Cowboys have become a team that is an offensive powerhouse, although that has come at the expense of the defense, which is why they have never really hit the true highs of the college football game. Their #6 ranking coming into this game is the highest they have been ranked in quite some time, and it is once again the offense that is making all the headlines. They have put up a staggering 162 points through their first 3 games of the season, but this is sure to be their toughest test yet. A win here as an 11-point favorite would put them in control of their own destiny in the Big 12, and would probably make a few more people sit up and start to take notice. The Cowboys have dominated the Horned Frogs in recent meetings going 4-1 SU and ATS is their last 5 meetings. They are a perfect 3-0 ATS to start the season, even though they have been hit with some high spreads to cover. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are huge favorites against TCU

Team Statistics

Offense: Average Score For: 54 Total Yards: 606.9 Rush Yards: 199.6 Passing Yards: 407.3 Defense: Average Score Against: 17.3 Total Yards: 332.6 Rush Yards: 129.3 Passing Yards: 203.3

Expert NCAAF Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Oklahoma State Cowboys have looked great through the opening 3 weeks of the season, but this is going to be the first real test for them. It’s a test I believe they will pass with flying colors, as I like them to win and cover. I think the total score will fall UNDER the 71-point mark, as 4 of the last 5 meetings between these two have gone UNDER. Score Prediction: TCU Horned Frogs 23 Oklahoma State Cowboys 44

NCAAF Betting Pick Trends for Week 4

-TCU is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games -TCU is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games -The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas Christian’s last 7 games as visitors -Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games -Cowboys are 11-1 SU in the last 12 games -The total has gone OVER in 15 of Oklahoma State’s last 23 games
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