clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Against the Odds: Pitt big underdog to Oklahoma State

Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Pitt was a large 20 1/2-point underdog against Penn State last weekend and while the Panthers aren't facing odds quite as large as that this week against Oklahoma State, they are still expected to lose by a comfortable margin.

The line for the game opened with Pitt an 11-point underdog and, as they did last week, the odds have shifted even more in the opponent's direction. The Cowboys are now expected to win by anywhere from 13 to 14 1/2 points, according to current oddsmakers.

That initially seemed a little high to me given that the Pitt secondary has looked a little better and that the Panthers get the game at home. But the game was close last season only because the Panthers' offense was able to score so well and this year's offense is certainly a downgrade, so the odds aren't completely unreasonable.

What do you think? Are the odds against Pitt too big, too little, or about right?

Be sure to join Cardiac Hill's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @PittPantherBlog for our regular updates on Pitt athletics. Follow the author and founder/editor @AnsonWhaley.