UTEP vs. Oklahoma Prediction
Will Oklahoma cover the massive number this afternoon when the Sooners host UTEP in their opener?
Who: UTEP (0-0) vs. Oklahoma (0-0)
What: College Football Week 1
When: 3:30PM ET, Saturday, September 2
Where: Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Sooners are 43-point home favorites to knock off the Miners this afternoon. As for the total, the number currently sits at 63 points.
Oklahoma opened as nearly 50-point favorites at 48, but the line has been bet down to 43. The over/under, meanwhile, hit the board at 66 before dropping a full three points down to 63.
Public Betting: Which side are public bettors on for this Matchup?
The public is backing the Sooners in this matchup, although not by much. Of the current wagers on this afternoon's game, 55% of the tickets are on Oklahoma.
OUR PREDICTION: This is a big number but Oklahoma has one of the most explosive offenses in the nation and the Sooners' front defensively will be difficult to move the ball on. Oklahoma is 5-0 against the spread in its last five home games dating back to last season and is 4-0 against the number in its last four games overall. On the other side, the Miners are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games in September, are 4-12 against the number in their last 16 games versus Big 12 opponents, and are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA SOONERS -43