|2013 Heart of Dallas Bowl Odds & Spread: Purdue vs. Oklahoma State|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Tuesday, 01 January 2013 07:30|
Heart of Dallas Bowl Odds
Oklahoma State is 7-5 on the season and 6-5 against the spread while Purdue is 6-6 overall and 6-6 against the spread. Both teams hit the over in 7 of their 11 lined games for the season. These two last met in 1997 with Purdue picking up a 33-20 win over Oklahoma State.
Trends show that Purdue is 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 bowl games and 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at a neutral site. Oklahoma State is 9-1 against the spread in its last 10 games following a failed cover and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games on fieldturf.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Oklahoma State is the heavy favorite in this game, as the Cowboys have odds of -17 points against Purdue. The over/under total has been set at 70 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this bowl game had Oklahoma State favored by 17.5 points. The spread hit a peak of 18 points during the week, and a low of 16.5 points before closing at Oklahoma State -17.
Oklahoma State ended its season on a two-game losing streak, losing to Oklahoma and Baylor by a touchdown each. The Cowboys went just 5-4 in Big 12 play this season, but still had one of the top offenses in the country. Oklahoma State ranked fourth nationally in points at 44.7 points per game, and ranked sixth in passing at 333.4 yards per game. On the flip side, the defense did allow 29.4 points per game. Receiver Josh Stewart was a big part of the passing game this season, as he caught 96 passes for 1,154 yards and seven touchdowns.
Purdue ended its season on a three-game winning streak to get bowl eligible. The Boilermakers beat the likes of Iowa, Illinois and Indiana to wrap up the season. Purdue averaged 29.9 points per game on offense while the defense gave up an average of 29 points per game. Purdue hasn’t had a real offensive stud this season, as the team is led by running back Akeem Shavers, who has rushed for 778 yards and six touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Oklahoma State cornerback Justin Gilbert is questionable with a head injury while receiver C.J. Curry is out with a shoulder injury. Purdue linebacker Antwon Higgs is questionable with an ankle injury while defensive tackle Brandon Taylor is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Public Bets for this bowl game are backing Oklahoma State. The Cowboys are getting 79% of the wagers with odds of -17 points against Purdue on Tuesday.