College Football Analyst Pick: Oklahoma State at Texas

Written by Rohit Ghosh
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10. OK State at Texas: Analyst Pick & Preview

If last year's matchup between these two sides was any indication, we should expect another high-scoring performance when Oklahoma State and Texas match up this Saturday in Austin, TX. With so many teams in the Big 12 currently holding a 2-1 conference record currently, this matchup could have a big impact in how the conference ultimately plays out.

The Sooners are 5-2 straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) in their last seven matchups with the Longhorns.

Date: Saturday, October 21st
Time: 9:00 AM PST

Vegas Odds
Spread: Oklahoma State -7
Total: 64.5

There's been practically no movement on the spread or total since the lines opened. Oklahoma State's -7 spread has held, and the total dropped a half-point in some books from 65 to 64.5.

Betting Trends
-The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma State's last 6 games.
-OK State is 4-1 ATS in its last five games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
-OK State is also 4-1 ATS in its last five games after racking up more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
-OK State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 road games.
-Texas is 1-4-1 ATS in its last six games on field turf.

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What to Watch For
Texas freshman QB Sam Ehlinger has been quite the dual threat this season -- showing a ton of potential in the Longhorns' big comeback against Texas. They weren't able to get the win, but Ehlinger throwing for 278 yards (1 TD) and running for 106 more yards showed just what kind of a weapon he can be.

Ehlinger is projected to finish Saturday's game with 227 passing yards, 29 rushing yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT.

Oklahoma State QB Mason Rudolph is leading the way for an offense averaging close to 49 points per game. He's connecting on two-thirds of his passes, and has thrown just four INTs compared to 19 TDs.

Rudolph is projected to finish Saturday's matchup with 322 passing yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT.

Rudolph has been ridiculously efficient throwing to WR James Washington, who's averaging just a shade under 26 yards per catch.

Washington is projected to finish with an average of 17 yards per catch on Saturday.

Analyst's Pick

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