Pittsburgh at Oklahoma State Free Pick & Lines
Oklahoma State was ranked No. 22 in last week’s AP Top 25 but fell out of the poll this week following a crushing Hail Mary home loss last week to Central Michigan. The Pokes look to avoid rare back-to- back home non-conference losses on Saturday against ACC school Pitt. OSU is favored in online college football betting.
How To Bet Pitt at Oklahoma State NCAA Football Odds & TV Info
When: Saturday, Sept. 17, 3:30 PM ET
Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Radio: Pittsburgh / Oklahoma State
Opening NCAA Football Lines: OSU -6 (59)
Why Bet on Pittsburgh?
Pitt faced Penn State last Saturday for the first time since 2000 and escaped with a 42-39 win. James Conner ran for 117 yards and a touchdown and senior Ryan Lewis picked off Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley in the end zone with just over a minute to play. The Panthers ran for 359 yards and held onto the ball for more than 35 minutes.
Connor also caught a 12-yard touchdown on 3rd and 11 with 10:24 left in the game, putting Pitt up 42-31 and ultimately providing the winning points. It was Conner’s second consecutive week with a receiving touchdown and a rushing touchdown in the same contest. He joined the legendary Tony Dorsett as the only players in Pitt history to score 40 career TDs.
Penn State accused Pitt players of illegally clapping on defense to disrupt the offense last week, but Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said that’s just one of the Panthers’ defensive signals. Pitt’s 42 points marked the most the Panthers have ever scored against Penn State. The previous Pitt high for points against the Nittany Lions was 41 points in the 1931 contest. It was also the highest scoring Pitt-Penn State game ever.
The Panthers have forced six turnovers (four fumbles and two interceptions) to rank sixth in the nation and second in the ACC. In 13 games last season, Pitt only mustered 16 turnovers (six fumbles and 10 picks).
Pitt takes a 2-0 record on the road for its first-ever meeting with Oklahoma State. A win in Stillwater would give the Panthers a 3-0 start for just the fourth time since 2000. A win at Oklahoma State would also boost Pitt’s Top 25 credentials. The Panthers are receiving votes in both polls, earning 39 in the Associated Press poll (31st) and 25 in the coaches poll (34th).
Why Bet on Oklahoma State?
OSU (1-1) was robbed by the officials in its 30-27 loss to CMU. In one of the more improbable finishes you will ever see, CMU wide receiver Corey Willis grabbed a lateral from fellow receiver Jesse Kroll at the 12-yard line after a Hail Mary and raced into the end zone with no time remaining. But the play shouldn’t have ever happened.
MAC referee Tim O’Dey — as well as the MAC and the Big 12 conferences — acknowledged after the game that Central Michigan was wrongly awarded an untimed down after an OSU intentional grounding on fourth down on the previous play. With four seconds remaining, Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph threw an incomplete pass to the left sideline to run the final seconds off the clock. However, no receivers ran a route, thus resulting in an intentional grounding penalty on fourth down. Coach Mike Gundy said in a statement that he should not have called the pass play. So he has no one to blame but himself.
Since the start of the 2010 season, Oklahoma State is 47-6 against teams not ranked in the Associated Press Top 25. The Cowboys have won 31 of their last 33 home games over unranked opponents. The only two unranked teams to beat OSU in Boone Pickens Stadium since 2010 were Texas in 2014 and that CMU game. Oklahoma State has won 15 of its last 16 non-conference games played in Boone Pickens Stadium, dating back to a 2009 loss to Houston. The Cowboys are 25-2 in non-conference home games under Gundy (2005-present).
My Free Pick
Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
Panthers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Cowboys are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
Cowboys are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss.
Give the points here and go over the total in online NCAA Football betting.