Arizona vs Oklahoma State Trends and Free Pick [9/8/2011]

Arizona (1-0) at Oklahoma State (1-0)
When: Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Where: Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
Time: 8:00 ET

The point spread for Thursday Night’s ESPN game between the Arizona Wildcats and Oklahoma State Cowboys opened up at -14.5 in favor of Oklahoma State at Bovada Sportsbook. The line has since been bet down to -14. The total opened up at 65 and has not moved as of Tuesday afternoon. Right now, 59% of the betting public is on the Pokes. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.

Wildcats are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in September.

Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games.

Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pac-12.

Cowboys are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. win.

Over is 5-1 in Wildcats last 6 games following a ATS win.

Over is 4-1 in Wildcats last 5 games as a road underdog of 10.5 or greater.

Under is 5-1 in Cowboys last 6 games following a ATS loss.

Over is 5-1 in Cowboys last 6 games as a favorite of 10.5 or greater.

My Prediction: This is a rematch of last December’s Alamo Bowl in which OSU intercepted Nick Foles 3 times including one for a touchdown and cruised to an easy 36-10 win. Arizona has most of their key players back from last year including WR Juron Criner who caught 82 passes for 1,233 yards and 11 TD’s. The Cowboys racked up 666 yards last win against UL Lafayette and that was despite QB Brandon Weeden throwing 3 interceptions. I just can’t see Arizona stopping OSU’s offense enough to keep the game close. Arizona played 3 road/neutral site games against ranked teams with great offenses and they got blown out in all three. Take the Pokes.

Oklahoma State -14

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