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How and what to watch for Oklahoma State vs. TCU

The 15th-ranked Pokes are looking to carry their momentum over from last week into Saturday’s game against the Horned Frogs.

TCU Horned Frogs linebacker Dylan Jordan catches a ball before a Big 12 game between the TCU Horned Frogs and Kansas Jayhawks on November 28, 2020 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, KS. Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The 15th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys will be trying to move up the CFB playoff rankings when they play the TCU Horned Frogs Saturday at 12:00 p.m. ET in Fort Worth, TX.

The Cowboys (6-2) are coming off a high-scoring 50-44 victory over Texas Tech last week, despite not having standout running back Chuba Hubbard. The ‘Pokes got a terrific performance from running back Dezmon Jackson, who had a career-high 235 rushing yards on 36 carries and a touchdown. There has been no update on if the Cowboys are expecting Hubbard to play this weekend.

Along with Jackson, quarterback Spencer Sanders had 300 total yards and two touchdowns. Standout wide receiver Tylan Wallace also played well last week with seven receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown. Sanders and Wallace should be able to connect often on Saturday against a Horned Frogs defense, which has allowed 13.5 yards per completion to opposing quarterbacks.

As for TCU, they took care of business against the winless Kansas Jayhawks 59-23 last week. Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan did not play great, completing 3-of-11 passes for 96 yards. But he did have three touchdown passes, along with 61 rushing yards and a score. If TCU wants to pull the upset, they need Duggan to play much better on Saturday. However, what was impressive in their victory last weekend was the rushing attack, which gained 337 yards on the ground. TCU’s offense will need to control the time of possession against this explosive Oklahoma State offense.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Oklahoma State vs. TCU on Saturday, December 5th at 12:00 p.m. ET on Fox, or you can stream it via the Fox Sports Go app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Oklahoma State (-2.5) vs. TCU
Point Total: 51.5
Money line: Oklahoma State (-130) vs. TCU (+107)

  • This season, the Cowboys have a record of 1-4 against the spread in its last five games.
  • Going back to the 2019 season, the point total has went under in nine of Oklahoma State’s last 12 games.
  • Just like Oklahoma State, the point total has went under in four of TCU’s last six games.
  • The Horned Frogs have a record of 1-7 straight up in its last eight games when they are the underdog.

Betting splits

Oklahoma State: (82% of handle, 84% percent of bets)
TCU: (18% of handle, 16% percent of bets)

The Best Bet

In this Big 12 matchup, we have one team who isn’t great against the spread in Oklahoma State versus a team in TCU, who somehow defeated Kansas without their starting quarterback playing that well. Also let’s not forget the Cowboys’ defense allowed Texas Tech to drop 44 points on them.

Pick: Oklahoma State (-130)

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