College football fans tend to fall into two different categories: there are some who love wide-open offensive football with lots of points hitting the board, while others prefer smashmouth football that is defensive in nature. The great news for fans, as well as for bettors, is that there are plenty of games to choose from, which makes it easier to find the games that suit your specific tastes. Those of us who follow the game regularly know which teams are likely to run the score up in any given weekend, and it’s always fun when one of those teams gets paired up with another offensive juggernaut, which is usually what happens once we get into Big 12 Conference play.
We are certainly looking at a potential shootout on Saturday night, when the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns will hook up for their first conference game of the season. The bookies have given Texas the edge at home, installing them as a 6 ½ point favorite. The point total, which has been set at a whopping 72 ½, tells you all you need to know about the offensive prowess of these two teams.
Oklahoma State vs Texas 2019 College Football Week 4 Spread & Game Preview
- When: Saturday, September 21, 7:30 PM EST
- Where: Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, Arlington
- TV: ABC
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: ABC Go
- College Football Week 4 Spread: Texas -6.5 (Total 72.5)
- Partly Cloudy: 32°C/90°F
- Humidity: 46%
- Precipitation: 14%
- Cloud Cover: 31%
- Wind: 9 mph SE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Oklahoma State Cowboys?
Last weekend saw the first time that the OVER did not hit in a Cowboys game this season, but the total points scored was still 61, so it’s not as if it was a total defensive struggle. The 40 points they scored against Tulsa was their lowest offensive output of the season, with the previous two outings seeing the Cowboys hit 52 and 56 points, respectively.
Where Oklahoma State has been a great bet this season, besides SU, is against the spread, as they have covered in all 3 games to this point. There is definitely a trend starting to develop there, as it now means that they are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. The Cowboys have won 7 of their last 10 meetings versus Texas, including wins in each of their last 5 visits.
Team Stats (Last 10 Games)
- Score: 29.60
- Rush Yards: 154.40
- Pass Attempts: 32.60
- Completion Percentage: 64.11
- Passing Yards: 271.30
- Total Yards: 425.7
- Turnovers: 1.60
Why bet on the Texas Longhorns?
The Longhorns are sure to be disappointed at coming into Week 4 with a 2-1 record, but there is certainly no shame in their 45-38 loss to a very good LSU Tigers team in Week 2. Texas needed a bit of a bounce back game after that one, which was what they got in a dominant 48-13 win over Rice last weekend.
Overall, things have not been that bad for the Texas Longhorns, as they have come out on top in 12 of their last 16 games. They are also 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home, although going 0-5 at home in their last 5 meetings with the Cowboys is a bit of a concern. In the last 5 games that Texas started as a favorite, they are 4-1 ATS.
Team Stats (Last 10 Games)
- Score: 26.80
- Rush Yards: 154.50
- Pass Attempts: 33.90
- Completion Percentage: 63.72
- Passing Yards: 226.00
- Total Yards: 380.5
- Turnovers: 1.30
Oklahoma State vs Texas 2019 College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
- Cowboys are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games on the road
- Cowboys are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in September
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma State’s last 5 games played in week 4
- Longhorns are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home
- Longhorns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games played in week 4
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas’ last 8 games played on a Saturday
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Oklahoma State vs Texas
This is one of those games that could well go the way of the last team to get the ball. I expect multiple lead changes and a ton of scoring in a game that should be a blast to watch. I am taking the OVER, as well as the Cowboys to pull off the mild upset.
Score: Oklahoma State Cowboys 45 – Texas Longhorns 42