Prediction, Preview, and Odds
#141 Tulsa vs.
#142 Oklahoma State
Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 12:00pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane will be trying to kick off their 2020 campaign with an upset win over the 11th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys when they meet on Saturday afternoon.

Line Movements

The Oklahoma State Cowboys have gone from -20.5 up to -23.5 and that is consistent with the fact that the Cowboys have grabbed 76% of the bets.

The OU Line has gone from 66.5 down to 66, despite the Over getting the 60% of the bets.

Gametime Weather: Sunny with temps in the upper-70’s

Golden Hurricane Hoping To Turn The Corner

The Golden Hurricane weren’t very good last season and finished the year with only four wins. They have missed out on postseason play for the last three seasons because they have nine total wins in three years and will try to make it to a bowl game this season.

Tulsa played well offensively last season, averaging 26.4 points per game. They averaged 281.3 passing yards and 138.3 rushing yards per game. With a lot of their starters from last season returning, they will be a better offensive unit this year.

Defensively, the Golden Hurricane wasn’t very good last season, giving up 31.3 points per game. With only four starters from last season returning, expect them to be worse defensively this season.

Tulsa’s Injury Report

Out: DB Cristian Williams

Cowboys Going For Eighth Consecutive Win Over Golden Hurricane

The Cowboys have owned the Golden Hurricane in recent years and have won the last seven meetings between the two teams. They will try to kick their season off with another win over the Golden Hurricane, which will give them their eighth in a row.

Oklahoma State played well offensively last season, averaging 32.6 points per game. They did a great job on the ground and through the air, averaging 229.6 rushing yards and 224.3 passing yards per game.

The Cowboys will be better offensively this season with most of their starters returning, so expect them to score a lot of points in this game.

Defensively, the Cowboys gave up 27 points per game last season, which was an improvement over the previous season. They gave up 21 points to the Golden Hurricane in their last meeting but should be much improved this season with the defense largely remaining intact.

Oklahoma State’s Injury Report

None Listed

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Full-Game Side Bet

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The Golden Hurricane didn’t play well defensively last season, giving up 31.3 points per game. They gave up 40 points to the Cowboys at home last season and will have a hard time slowing them down once again because 19 of the team’s 22 starters from last season are returning this season. The Cowboys also struggled on the defensive end, giving up 27 points per game. However, their defense improved from the previous season and will have nearly everyone back so expect them to be better than they were last season when they held the Golden Hurricane to 21 points.

Prediction: Oklahoma State Cowboys -21

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Cowboys had an explosive offense last season, averaging 32.6 points per game. They managed to score 40 points on the road against the Golden Hurricane last season and will score more than that in this game with the team playing at home and most of their offensive starters from last season returning. The Golden Hurricane also played well offensively last season, averaging 26.4 points per game. They were held to 21 points in last season’s meeting and will likely score 20 points in this game, which will be enough to push the score over the total.

Prediction: Over 48

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Cowboys will win the first half of this game because they outplayed the Golden Hurricane in the first half of their games last season, averaging 16.9 points per game while the Golden Hurricane averaged 14.2 points per game.

Prediction: Oklahoma State Cowboys

Half-Time Total Bet

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The Cowboys and Golden hurricane averaged 31.1 points per game in the first half of their games last season and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their scoring pace.

 

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.