|2013 ESPN2 College Football Week 3 Odds & Spread: Tulsa vs. Oklahoma|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 11 September 2013 12:00|
Tulsa vs. Oklahoma Odds
Oklahoma is 2-0 on the season, 2-0 at home and 1-1 against the spread. Tulsa is 1-1 overall, 0-1 on the road and 0-2 against the spread. Oklahoma has won six straight meetings with Tulsa.
Trends show that that Tulsa is 1-4-1 against the spread in its last six meetings with Oklahoma and 1-6 against the spread in its last 7 games against Big 12 opponents and Oklahoma is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 non-conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Oklahoma is the favorite to win this game, as the Sooners have odds of -24.5 points against Tulsa. The over/under total for this game has been set at 49 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Oklahoma favored by 27 points. The spread has made a steady decline since, settling in at Oklahoma -24.5. The over/under total for this game opened at 49 points as well. It fell back to 48.5 before moving back up to 49.
Oklahoma is coming off a narrow 16-7 win over West Virginia last week. The Sooners are currently holding opponents to 3.5 points per game, which ranks fourth in the country, but the offense is only averaging 25 points per game. The offense hasn’t been much of a passing attack, ranking 110th in the nation. Quarterback Trevor Knight has thrown for 205 yards and four touchdowns while running back Brennan Clay has rushed for 213 yards and a touchdown.
Tulsa is coming off a 30-27 win at home over Colorado State, but the Golden Hurricanes haven’t quite been the offense they have been in previous seasons. Tulsa is averaging just 18.5 points and 350 yards per game thus far on offense. Quarterback Cody Green has thrown for 384 yards and three touchdowns this season while Trey Watts has rushed for 160 yards.
In terms of Injuries, Tulsa defensive back Marco Nelson will miss this game because of academics. Oklahoma defensive end D.J. Ward is out for this game due to a stomach ailment.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Tulsa, as the Golden Hurricanes are getting 54% of the wagers with odds of +24.5 points at Oklahoma.