Mike Gundy and his glorious head of hair will walk into Reser on August 30th as a 17 point favorite according to at least one online sportsbook. Sportsbetting.ag recently announced their lines for the first 2 weeks of games (week 0 and week 1) and the battle of the OSU’s looks to be a lopsided affair, though not as lopsided as last years OSU battle which saw Ohio State as a 38 point favorite.
Oklahoma State will look to rebound from a down year which saw them go 7-6 overall with a 3-6 Big 12 campaign. Even though they finished near the bottom of the conference they did collect 4 wins over top 25 teams (Boise State, Texas, West Virginia and Missouri). The pokes will be breaking in a new QB in Spencer Sanders and replacing several other key contributors from the 2018 campaign.
Oregon State on the other hand will be looking to get the program going in the right direction under mulletless second year head coach Jonathan Smith. The Beavs have added a lot of transfer talent to a team that only won 2 games last season. Many expect the Beavs offense to have a solid year with the return of Jermar Jefferson, Isaiah Hodgins and Trevon Bradford, along with the arrivals of Tyjon Lindsey and Nathan Eldridge. The biggest question for the Beavs on the offensive side will be who starts at QB between the returning Jake Luton and Nebraska transfer Tristan Gebbia. Defensively the Beavs have a long way to go but are hopeful that the influx of transfers and the return of David Morris will help guide the defense to a much improved year.
Can the Beavs cover the 17 point spread?