UL-Monroe vs. Oklahoma Pick
Will UL-Monroe and Oklahoma combine to score enough points to push the total over for bettors tonight at 7:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Sooners are 46-point home favorites versus the Warhawks while the over/under sits at 65.5 points. Oklahoma opened as a 44-point favorite before the line was bet up two full points, while the total opened at 65 before being bet up to 65.5.
The Warhawks received a challenge in the first half from FCS foe Southern last Saturday before eventually pulling away in the second half. UL-Monroe won 38-21 and covered as a 14-point home favorite as Garrett Smith completed 20-of-33 passes for 208 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Smith also rushed 14 times for 150 yards and an additional score in the win.
The Sooners were one of the top 5 teams to fall last Saturday (LSU was the other), as Oklahoma lost 33-23 to Houston as a 13-point favorite. Quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 24-of-33 passes for 323 yards with two touchdowns and no picks, while Joe Mixon rushed six times for 40 yards and an addition score in the defeat. (See why Oklahoma should cover today versus UL-Monre.)
OUR PICK: There's always a possibility that the Sooners could suffer a hangover from their lost to Houston last week but the more-likely scenario is that Bob Stoops' team is locked in tonight. The over is 8-1 in the Sooners' last nine games following a straight-up loss and is 20-7 in their last 27 games coming off an ATS loss. Smith makes the Warhawks somewhat dangerous on offense and UL-Monroe should contribute enough points to help push the total over.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 2 PICK: UL-MONROE/OKLAHOMA OVER 65.5