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The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Missouri Tigers are two teams who can really score the football, and they can do it early and often. They are actually almost exactly the same in their offensive numbers, and are almost the same in their overall records as well. The Cowboys went 10-2 this year, and they averaged 39.8 points per game, while the Tigers went 11-2 this year and scored 39 points per game on average. I'm really interested to see how these two teams can score against each other, as both defenses were solid at times this year as well.
Defensively, we can see Oklahoma State allowing only 20 points per game defensively, and Missouri allowing only 22.5 points per game. The two sides aren't really known for offense, and many people are expecting these two sides to put major points on the board, which I could definitely see happening when all is said and done. The total yards for these two teams tell a story, as they both average over 440 yards per game. The Tigers have been a bit better, which is surpising as they are in the SEC, but the average 492.9 yards per game, while the Cowboys average 440.5 yards per game.
A big reason for the huge success of these two teams this year has to be the fact that they both have the ability to both air it out and to run the ball very well also. The two teams are ranked pretty high in both categories, but Oklahoma State passes it a bit better, and Missouri runs it better.
When looking at the stats, Oklahoma State averages 12 yards more per game passing the ball, and Missouri actually averages a whole lot more in yards per game rushing, putting up 64.5 yards per game more on the ground than the Cowboys do. I'm really going to want to see this Oklahoma State passing game though against the solid Missouri defense.
I expected this game to be close to a pick and it is. Oklahoma State is getting +1.5 right now, and I think that they are the bet in this spot. This should be another really good game and right now we have Oklahoma State surprisingly winning by a field goal so it makes sense to buy up a little. Depending on the sportsbook I think we could see this line move down close to a pick before game time, but regardless I'm going to be on the Cowboys, as I think that their pass defense is going to get the best of the Tigers in the end, even though it should be a close one. Have a slight lean to the Cowboys but will wait until closer to kick off to pull the trigger on how big a play it will be. Once again another smart choice playing the game so early on in bowl season weeks ago. Going to make a very small opinion on the OVER as well in tonights game.
OKLAHOMA STATE +3 OKLAHOMA STATE / MISSOURI OVER 60 POINTS
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