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Oklahoma State vs. Boise State picks and best bets for Week 3

The Cowboys and Broncos meet in an important non-conference clash.

Boise State Broncos cornerback Kekaula Kaniho celebrates after a big play during a college football game between the UTEP Miners and the Boise State Broncos on September 10, 2021, at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID. Photo by Tyler Ingham/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Oklahoma State Cowboys face the Boise State Broncos in Week 3 with both teams coming off a victory in Week 2. The Cowboys have had a pair of close calls to open the 2021 season, while the Broncos appear to have their groove back after a tough opening game against UCF.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Oklahoma State: 38 overall, 67 offense, 17 defense
Boise State: 39 overall, 41 offense, 52 defense

Injury update

Oklahoma State

RB Dezmon Jackson - Questionable (leg)
WR Tay Martin - Questionable (unknown)

Boise State

LB Roman Kafentzis - Out for season (Achilles)
NT Scale Igiehon - Questionable (personal)
NT Herbert Gums Jr. - Questionable (knee)
NT Keeghan Freeborn - Questionable (ankle)

ATS/Total

Against The Spread

Oklahoma State: 0-2 ATS
Boise State: 2-0 ATS

Total

Oklahoma State: Over 0-1-1
Boise State: Over 1-0-1

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Oklahoma State: 38 overall, 38 offense, 37 defense
Boise State: 57 overall, 51 offense, 61 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Boise State -3.5
Total: 57.5
Moneyline: Oklahoma State +145, Boise State -165

Opening line: Boise State -4
Opening total: 54.5

Weather

63 degrees, 11 mph wind, 19 percent chance of rain

The Pick

Boise State -3.5 (-115)

The Cowboys have had to rely on the their defense to hold steady in two nail-biting contests against lesser opponents. Mike Gundy’s squad will come against a far better unit this Saturday on the road, and this time I expect the Cowboys to lose a close game. Boise State has an explosive offense and should be able to rack up points in this one. Oklahoma State has not shown its offensive prowess so far, a bad sign heading into this matchup.

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