This week’s 13 CFB showdown between the Cougars and Cowboys can be found on ABC at 3:30 (11/25/23). The game will be held at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater (OK). The Cowboys are set as 17.5 point favorites at home in this Big 12 showdown. Can they pull off a home win and cover the spread?
BYU COUGARS VS OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS BETTING PICK
The Pick: BYU Cougars +17.5
This game will be played at Boone Pickens Stadium at 3:30 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE BYU COUGARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 37-20 in favor of Oklahoma State.
- Even though we have Oklahoma State winning straight-up, we like BYU at +17.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 56.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 57 points.
Can the Cougars Offense Score Enough on the Road?
With a 5-6 record, the BYU Cougars take on Oklahoma State. Their road record so far is (1-4) and at home (2-2).
Having been the underdog in all of their games so far, BYU has an ATS mark of 4-5. Their scoring margin for the season is -6.8 (per game).
The average point total in BYU’s 11 games is currently 51 points per game. This has led to an over/under record of 5-4 for the Cougars.
The Cougars’ offense is gearing up to take on Oklahoma State, with an average of 102 rushing yards per game and an 3 yards per attempt. In the college football rankings, they are currently in 116th place for rushing yards and 87th place for passing yards, accumulating an average of 206.2 yards per contest. BYU’s overall scoring average is at 22.1 points per game, placing them 81st rank nationally.
The BYU defense holds the 123rd position in points allowed, allowing 28.9 points per game. Teams have an average of 232.6 passing yards per game against them (107th nationally). In terms of rushing, they’ve given up 178.3 rushing yards, placing them 134th in college football.
Will Oklahoma State Come Through as Home Favorites?
So far, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are 8-3, including going 3-2 on the road and 4-1 at home.
Against the spread, Oklahoma State has gone 7-3 this season. The Cowboys have been favored five times compared to five games as the underdog.
Oklahoma State has an over/under record of 5-5 so far this season. On average their games have combined for 56 points with the average over/under line being 53 points.
The Cowboys are currently ranked 76th in college football with 349 rushing attempts per game. In terms of rush yards, they are at 169.6 rushing yards per game, which is 51st in the nation. Looking at their production in the passing game, they are averaging 39.5 attempts per game and gain an average of 260.4 passing yards. Overall, they hold the 47th spot with 29.3 points per game.
Coming into this week’s game, the Oklahoma State defense is 107th in points allowed at 26.7 points per game. So far, team’s have averaged 256.1 passing yards per game vs. the unit (150th). On the ground, they are giving up 177.9 rushing yards, putting them 132nd in college football.