Check out our preview and prediction for this week 13 college football matchup in Stillwater for BYU vs Oklahoma State. Check out our picks for this NCAA showdown to win and cover the spread.
- In terms of passing attempts, BYU’s offense ranks 42nd.
- The defense of Oklahoma State is giving up 14.7 yards per completion.
BYU VS OKLAHOMA STATE PREVIEW
On Saturday, November 25th, the Cougars and Cowboys game will kick off at 3:30 ET. ABC will broadcast the CFB showdown in week thirteen.The Cowboys are 17.5 point road favorites against these Big 12 conference foes. Can they cover the spread and find a place to live?
BYU VS. OKLAHOMA STATE MATCHUP AT A GLANCE
- Sport: College Football
- Teams: Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. BYU Cougars
Where: Boone Pickens Stadium’s Stillwater
Date: November 25, Saturday
BYU PREVIEW: WILL BYU PICK UP ANOTHER WIN?
With a 5-6 record, BYU is getting ready to play Oklahoma State. The Cougars’ most recent defeat came at the hands of Oklahoma, 31–24. Based on spread betting lines, BYU has an ATS record of 4-5 and has been the underdog in every one of their games. The average over/under in BYU’s confrontations over the course of 11 games is 50 points. With an average total score of 51 points across these games, OU has a 5-4 record.
Against Oklahoma, the Cougars completed 26 pass attempts, gaining 173 yards and two touchdowns. They gained one rushing touchdown and averaged 5.7 yards per carry in the rushing game. Jake Retzlaff, the quarterback for BYU, threw two touchdown passes and scored one on the ground in their most recent defeat. He completed 56.7 percent of his passes for 173 yards during the course of the contest.
BYU’s defense gave up 378 yards in total versus Oklahoma by the end of the game. Oklahoma passed for 224 yards against BYU, 30 times. The Cougars allowed 154 running yards while they were on the ground. In terms of points allowed, BYU’s defense is ranked 123rd, giving up 28.9 points per contest. Teams have been averaging 232.6 passing yards per game (107th nationally) against them thus far. They rank 134th in college football for the amount of rushing yards they are giving up on the ground (178.3).
OKLAHOMA STATE PREVIEW: WHAT’S THE PLAN FOR OKLAHOMA STATE FOLLOWING A LOSS?
Oklahoma State improved to 8-3 with their victory over Houston 43-30, setting them up for this week’s matchup with BYU. The Cowboys have been the underdog in five games and the favorite in five coming into this week’s game against BYU. They have a 7-3 ATS record going into the match. The average over/under line for Oklahoma State’s matches after 11 games is 53 points. With an average score of 56 points across all of their games, OU has a 5-5 record.
The Cowboys tried 43 passes via the air versus Houston, accumulating 348 yards and scoring two touchdowns. They ran for three touchdowns on the ground while maintaining an average of 5.2 yards per carry. Alan Bowman threw for 348 yards versus Houston and with a passer rating of 97.82. With 43 attempts at passing, he had a 67.4% completion rate.
By the end of the game, the Cowboys defense had allowed Houston 393 total yards. Compared to 263 yards in the passing game, the team’s run defense gave up 130 yards of rush yardage. Oklahoma State is 59th in the nation in terms of throwing yards allowed per game by their defense. When facing the Cowboys, opponents attempt 29.9 passes on average. They rank 107th in college football due to their 26.7 PPG allowed. In the NCAA, their run defense is ranked 132nd.
BYU VS OKLAHOMA STATE BETTING ODDS, TRENDS & ANALYSIS
Oklahoma State had to be pleased with their 3-0 record against BYU as the home favorite.
In addition to having a 2-1 record against the spread in their previous three games against Oklahoma State, BYU has also had a 2-1 record while playing Oklahoma State away from home.
Oklahoma State has moved from being -18 point favorites to their current line of -17.5 (-108) since the lines were initially posted. In the meantime, BYU is currently a +17.5 (-113) point road underdog. The moneyline payoff for BYU at opening was +675, but it is currently at +605. The odds-based implied win probabilities for Oklahoma State are 91%, while BYU’s are 14%.
KEY BETTING TRENDS
- In their previous 10 road games, BYU has a record of 4-6.
- Oklahoma State has won three of its previous five home games against the spread.
- Oklahoma State has amassed an ATS record of 5-5 in their last ten games as the underdog.
- In their last three games as the favorite, BYU’s record against the spread is 1-2.
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