Oklahoma State vs. Tulsa Free Pick 9/14/19


The Oklahoma State Cowboys (-14) aren’t traveling far to face the Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium. ESPN2 will televise the action and this pivotal daytime matchup is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Oklahoma State vs. Tulsa Betting Odds 9/14/2019

This game’s line is placed at 14 points in favor of Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are currently getting -735 moneyline odds while the Golden Hurricane are +500. It appears that there should be some good in-game betting opportunities while the matchup is underway, and the over/under (O/U) is set at 65.5 points.

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Betting odds have swayed some from where they first opened. The line opened at 13.5 and the game’s O/U was set initially at 65.

The Cowboys are 2-0 straight up (SU) while the Golden Hurricane are 1-1 SU. The Cowboys have gained 1.0 unit so far and are 1-0-1 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an O/U record of 2-0.

The Golden Hurricane have gained 1.0 unit this season. The team is 2-0 ATS and has an O/U record of 0-2.

The Cowboys are hoping to stay undefeated following a 56-14 win over McNeese last week. the Cowboys completed 23-of-32 passes for 413 yards and five touchdowns. Spencer Sanders went 12-for-18 for 250 yards and three touchdowns while Dru Brown completed seven-of-10 for 142 yards and two touchdowns. Sanders (51 yards on 12 rush attempts) also spearheaded the ground attack in the win and was complemented by Jahmyl Jeter (34 yards on 11 carries). Tylan Wallace (five receptions, 180 yards, three TDs) and Jordan McCray (four catches, 45 yards) handled the receiving duties.

Tulsa is coming off of a 34-16 win over San Jose State. The defensive unit allowed the Spartans to run for 115 yards on 31 rush attempts, along with one rushing TD. Bailey Gaither had a productive outing in the loss for San Jose State, posting 68 yards on five catches. For Tulsa, Zach Smith completed 21-of-28 passes for 283 yards and one touchdown. Shamari Brooks (140 yards on 29 rush attempts, one TD) and T.K. Wilkerson (92 yards on 15 carries, two TDs) mounted the ground game in the win as Sam Crawford Jr. (nine receptions, 137 yards) and JuanCarlos Santana (three catches, 33 yards) led the receiving corps.

Oklahoma State’s run the ball on 63.2 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Tulsa has a rush percentage of 59 percent. The Cowboys have produced 260 rush yards per game and have six scores via handoffs this year. The Golden Hurricane are totaling 92 rushing yards per contest and have three total rush TDs.

It appears that the Cowboys ought to be the more disruptive team in the trenches, as their offensive line has yielded just 34 sacks while the D-line logged 39 sacks. The Golden Hurricane O-line has given up 39 sacks and their defense has logged only 14 sacks.

The Cowboys have averaged 308 yards through the air overall and have eight passing TDs so far. The Golden Hurricane have produced 218 pass yards per outing and have two total pass scores.

Oklahoma State has allowed opponents to run for an average of 164 yards and pass for 219 yards per game. Tulsa has allowed 111.5 yards per game on the ground and 214 to opposing teams in the air. Both teams allow similar adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) to the opposition, as the Cowboys have given up an ANY/A of 5.44 to opposing QBs, while the Golden Hurricane are yielding an ANY/A of 5.87.

Sanders has been more effective than Smith lately, as his adjusted net yards per pass attempt sits at 15.74for the season (and 12.73 over the past two outings). Smith’s ANY/A is 10.82 for the season and 6.43 over his past two outings.

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane Betting Pick

SU Winner – Oklahoma State, ATS Winner – Oklahoma State, O/U – Under


Betting Notes

The Oklahoma State defensive unit has three sacks on the year while Tulsa has two.

Both offenses have lost two fumbles this season.

The Cowboys offense has created four pass plays of 40 yards or more, while the Golden Hurricane have accounted for zero such plays.

The Oklahoma State defense has allowed two pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Tulsa has given up one such play.

The Oklahoma State offense has created six rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Tulsa has created zero such runs.

The Cowboys defense has allowed one rushing play of 20 yards or more, while the Golden Hurricane have given up two such runs.

The Over/Under for Tulsa’s last outing was 53. The under cashed in that 34-16 victory over San Jose State.

The O/U for Oklahoma State’s previous game was set at 64.5. The over cashed in the team’s 56-14 victory over McNeese.


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