15* Oregon State/Texas Alamo Bowl ANNIHILATOR on Oregon State -3
Oregon State vs. Texas,
12/29/2012 18:45 EDT,
Score: 27 - 31
Point Spread: -3/-115 Oregon State
The Oregon State Beavers have been one of the most underrated teams in the country all season. That is evident by the fact that they are an impressive 8-4 against the spread in all games, making backers a lot of money at the pay window this year. Their only three losses came on the road against Washington and Stanford by a combined 7 points, and at home against Oregon.
Texas is not playing well coming into this game having dropped two straight against TCU and Kansas State. It managed a combined 37 total points in the losses while committing seven turnovers. It continues to struggle at the quarterback position as head coach Mack Brown keeps going back and forth between David Ash and Case McCoy.
Oregon State is a sound football team on both sides of the ball. It is scoring 33.0 points per game while ranking 34th in the country in total offense at 442.7 yards per game. It is allowing just 19.7 points per game while ranking 33rd in the land in total defense at 353.7 yards per game.
The biggest strength on the Beavers’ offense is a passing attack that ranks 15th at 316.5 yards per game. They should have their way against a Texas defense that is giving up 29.4 points per game while ranking 76th in the country in total defense at 412.2 yards per game.
Oregon State is 9-1 ATS when the line is +3 to -3 over the last 3 seasons. Texas is 0-7 ATS after gaining 100 or less rushing yards last game over the last 3 seasons. The Longhorns are 5-15 ATS vs. good offensive teams – scoring 31 or more points/game over the last 3 seasons. Texas is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 neutral site games. Take Oregon State Saturday.