College football bettors everywhere, along with the fans at Boone Pickens Stadium, will be treated to what looks like an evenly matched pairing when the Oklahoma State Cowboys host the 22nd-ranked Texas Longhorns in a Week 5 Big 12 battle that I believe is offering a ton of value.
The Week 5 college football odds favor Oklahoma State by 2.5-points to beat Texas. Now, let’s find out which squad has the edge and deserve your betting bucks!
Texas Longhorns Vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds & Pick
What: No. 22 Texas Longhorns (2-1) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-2)
When: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Stillwater, OK
Stadium: Boone Pickens Stadium
Spread: Oklahoma State -2.5
Moneyline: Texas +125 vs Oklahoma State -145
Game Total: 71.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Texas vs Oklahoma State
Texas had a bye n Week 4, giving them time to rebound from their stunning 50-43 Week 3 loss against Cal as a 7.5-point road favorite no less. Quarterback Steve Buechele completed 19 of 33 passes for 196 yards with one touchdown and one interception while running back D’Onta Foreman rushed 21 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns and fellow back Chris Warren III carried the ball 18 times for 119 yards and another two touchdowns.
Unfortunately, Texas allowed Cal quarterback Davis Webb to throw four touchdown passes in the loss. The Longhorns are ranked 13th in the nation in scoring (44.7 ppg) but an awful 107th in points allowed (34.7 ppg).
Oklahoma State is coming off a hard-fought 35-24 Week 4 loss against Baylor while failing to cover the spread as a 7-point underdog. Quarterback mason Rudolph completed 27 of 45 passes for 279 yards, but failed to throw a touchdown pass while tossing one interception. The Cowboys also allowed Baylor signal-caller Seth Russell to throw four TD passes in the loss. The Cowboys are ranked 37th in scoring nationally (39.2 ppg) and 75th in points allowed (27.5 ppg).
How To Bet Texas Vs Oklahoma
I know Oklahoma State is playing at home, but I think the Texas Longhorns are in a great spot to steal the road win in this one, seeing as how the Horns are well-rested and battle-tested with some bigs games already under their collective belts.
Both teams have struggled trying to cover the spread with Texas going 1-6 ATS in its last seven road games and Oklahoma State going 2-6 ATS in its last eight games.
Texas has won 14 of the last 18 matchups against Oklahoma State while going 7-1 ATS in their last eight road dates against the Cowboys. I like the more explosive Longhorns to get the win and ATS cover.