Oklahoma State at Texas Pick and Preview
- Updated: October 25, 2008
College Football Betting Preview
Oklahoma State (7-0) at Texas (7-0)
Saturday, 3:30 pm Eastern – ABC
SBG Global Opening Line: Texas – 12.5 , Total 70
The top ranked Texas Longhorns get another test on Saturday as they host #7 Oklahoma State. Texas has beaten Oklahoma and Missouri the last two weeks to take over the top spot in the polls. Head coach Mack Brown is pleased but knows there is more to do. “We’re playing at a high level, but we’re not a great team yet,” he said. “We’ve got to be a great team for 60 minutes for the next five weeks to get us the chance to play in the (Big 12) championship game, which is what we want. We’re at a point (right now), unless we play well, we’ll get beat.”
SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Texas on the Road.
There are nine remaining unbeaten teams in major college football and one of them will fall after this game is over. Oklahoma State is the surprise team in this game as very few experts had them pegged for a great season. The Cowboys are trying not to get caught up in all of the hype. “If you try to make one game bigger than the next, then guys might be pressing and trying to do too much,” quarterback Zac Robinson said, “We’re going to go out and just play the way we do. Our team’s so young that they don’t know any better than to do that.” The Cowboys should be able to score against a Texas defense that is giving up 275 yards per game through the air. The problem for Oklahoma State will be stopping Heisman Trophy contender Colt McCoy who has been nearly flawless. “We’re doing a lot of really good things,” said McCoy, “(The Cowboys) can score pretty much every time they have the ball, so we’re going to have to keep playing to that standard and keep getting better.”
Texas has owned this series, winning 10 straight and 20 of the 22 all-time meetings. Here are more College Football betting stats for Saturday’s game. The Cowboys are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.
The Longhorns are 6-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Longhorns are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Longhorns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The Longhorns are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games in October. The Longhorns are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 home games. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.
SBG Global Current Line: Texas – 12 , Total 68.5
The Under is 6-0 in the Cowboys last 6 road games. The Under is 4-1 in the Cowboys last 5 conference games. The Over is 10-4 in the Cowboys last 14 games in October. The Over is 4-0 in the Longhorns last 4 games overall.
The Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.
Pick: Texas 2 out of 5 units
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