At the beginning of 2018 Oklahoma State was a top bet on college football pick to contend for the Big 12 title. Following a 3-0 start and win over Boise State the Cowboys ranked 15th nationally. From there the bottom fell out. Okie State needed a bowl win over Missouri to eke out a 7-6 winning season. Afterwards head coach Mike Gundy took full blame. His ownership was based on what he admitted to be his own complacency. OSU has enjoyed record setting success with Gundy. However, it has caused them to read their own headlines.
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Oregon State Beavers
|Date and Time:||Friday, August 30, 2019, 10:39 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Reser Stadium, Corvallis, Oregon|
|Oklahoma State vs. Oregon State TV Coverage:||FS1|
|Bet on College Football Odds at SBG:||Oklahoma State -16.5, Oregon State +16.5|
Oklahoma State Seeks Rebound Season
Last season Oklahoma State was 7-6 both straight up and vs. the odds. Defense was key to ruining their season. OSU finished 112th overall in the nation for total defense. Correspondingly the Cowboys ranked 97th for points allowed. Second year defensive coordinator Jim Knowles is feeling the heat. In defense of Knowles he did not inherit a dominant unit. However, the 2018 results were totally unacceptable. As usual offense will be the team strength. Gundy has developed one of the most prolific passing attacks in history. By reason of that the Pokes ground game can be sneaky good too.
Pushing the Boulder up the Mountain
Jonathan Smith was not blind about what he was taking over at Oregon State. In fact, Smith played quarterback for the Beavers and knows the school inside out. In his first season heading up his alma mater he found out just how difficult the challenge is going to be. Oregon State finished 2-10 straight up and 4-8 against the spread. Defensively the Beavers were even worse than Okie State. Consider Oregon State ranked 129th both overall and for points allowed.
Oklahoma State and Oregon State Betting Trends
Late bet on college football results have not been good for Oklahoma State as a road chalk. The Cowboys have covered only two of their last eight when laying points away from home. Four of their last six in that situation went over the total. In the same way the Beavers have been in the red as home dogs. Oregon State has covered only two of their last 10 getting points at Reser Stadium. Five of their last seven in that role went under the number.
What and Who to Watch
Oklahoma State will have a new starting quarterback and offensive coordinator. Now Sean Gleason will run the attack. Redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Sanders is the likely starter. Accordingly, Gleason is expected to be a major online betting asset. More emphatically, Gundy should have this team fully focused for a return to prominence.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation the Oklahoma State offense should have a bet on college football matchup advantage against the Oregon State defense. In short it should be a mismatch of major proportions. It follows that the Pokes have vastly better personnel.
Oklahoma State vs. Oregon State College Football Picks
On this occasion it should be an explosive opening night for Oklahoma State!
Bet on College Football Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys
Bet on College Football Score Prediction: Oklahoma State 49, Oregon State 17
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