TX Tech Red Raiders (2-1) vs Oklahoma State Cowboys (3-0)Date : 09/22/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : T. Boone Pickens Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
TX Tech Red Raiders vs Oklahoma State Cowboys
The Texas Tech Red Raiders will travel to T. Boone Pickens Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday afternoon at 7 pm EST in Big 12 college football action. The two teams would last meet on September 30, 2017, as the Cowboys would get the 41-34 road win as they would cover the spread as 10-point road underdogs while the total of 84 points would not be surpassed. Oklahoma State would pick up the 44-21 home win over the Boise State Broncos last Saturday as they were able to cover the two-point spread as home underdogs while the under was the play with the total being set at 65.5 points for the game. The Red Raiders would pick up the 63-49 home win versus the Houston Cougars as the contest would be a pickem game while the total of 68 points was indeed surpassed. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings while the over has been the play in four of the last five meetings in Stillwater. Finally, the over is 5-1 in the last six meetings, overall.
TX Tech Red Raiders's Latest Performance :
The Red Raiders, on the other hand, would outplay the Houston Cougars at home thanks to a 605-yard passing day by Alan Bowman who would also have five touchdown passes. Antoine Wesley (13 rec, 261 yds, 3 TD’s) along with TJ Vasher (6 rec, 94 yds, 2 TD) would all have spectacular days for the Red Raiders while Ta’Zhawn Henry would lead the rushing attack with 111 yards total with four touchdowns in the win. Texas Tech is ranked 1st in total yards per game with 621 while they are averaging 55.7 points per game. Oklahoma State’s defense, on the other hand, is allowing 17 points per game while being ranked 18th in total yards allowed with 296 per outing. It will be interesting to see how/if the defense will step up to make critical stops at pivotal points in this matchup.
Oklahoma State Cowboys's Latest Performance :
After Brett Rypien would find John Hightower for a 31-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter to take a 7-0 lead, the Cowboys would outscore the Broncos 44-14 the rest of the way as Taylor Cornelius would have 243 yards passing along with a TD while Justice Hill would have 123 yards and a TD in the win. Tylan Wallace (5 rec, 105 yds) and Dillon Stoner (5 rec, 58 yds, TD) would pace a passing attack that racked up 246 yards on the day. Oklahoma State will now be facing a Red Raider team that is allowing 292 yards in the air along with 162 yards on the ground to their opponents. The Cowboys will also look to utilize their offensive attack which ranks sixth overall in total yards per game with 590 yards in which to exploit a defense that is allowing 454 total yards to their opponents per game along wit 32 points overall.
How TX Tech Red Raiders & Oklahoma State Cowboys Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Texas Tech is 2-1 ATS while the O/U is 3-0
Oklahoma State is 2-1 ATS while the O/U is 2-1
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Oklahoma State will be looking to build from their momentum with a win over a team that they have had success against in the past while the Red Raiders look for more consistency within their defense despite a huge win at home versus Houston. When considering the makeup for both teams, one could conclude that this certainly will be a high scoring affair as both offenses possess numerous playmakers while each also ranks high in offensive efficiency. In all, this game will go along way in deciding who has the inside tract in winning within a competitive Big 12 conference.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Texas Tech Red Raiders +14
My reason for the pick :
While they will have their home crowd behind them, I will not count out the Red Raiders in this contest. In fact, I will back them to cover the spread in this matchup in that they will come into this matchup more focused than ever after their huge win last week at home versus the Cougars. With that being said, the Cowboys are a dangerous team that will enter this game looking to blitz the Red Raider defense; However, I predict the Raider defense to show and prove after an outstanding outing and to cover the 14 points in this matchup on Saturday.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under 77.5
My reason for the prediction :
Much can be said for the Cowboys defense that would all but shut down the high-powered offense for Boise State at home last week. They now turn their attention to yet another dangerous offense in the Texas Tech Red Raiders who would outplay yet another outstanding offensive unit at home in the Cougars last week. Nonetheless, I see the defenses for both teams stepping up when needed in this contest in that both the Cowboys and Red Raiders could use yet another quality win while also beginning the conference schedule with huge wins.
Betting trends for TX Tech Red Raiders:
- Over is 4-0 in Red Raiders last 4 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game
- Over is 4-0 in Red Raiders last 4 games on fieldturf
- Over is 4-0 in Red Raiders last 4 games overall.
Betting trends for Oklahoma State Cowboys:
- Cowboys are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game
- Over is 13-3 in Cowboys last 16 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game
- Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf.