To beat the NCAA football odds, you have to put a heck of a lot of work into your craft. Our college football expert handicappers have done just that here at Cappers Info, and we think that we have the winning edge for the clash between the Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Oklahoma Sooners.
Free Football Picks: Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, September 14th, 12:00 ET
Location: Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
Week 3 Betting Odds: Oklahoma -26.5 (49.5)
Tulsa vs. Oklahoma Live TV Coverage: ESPN2
The line implication here is that the Sooners are going to end up posting roughly a 38-11 victory, and based upon that, we feel like we have to take a lot closer look at this game. Can Oklahoma really put 40 on the board in this one? That might ultimately be the question that has to be asked. The Golden Hurricane haven’t shown that they are going to give up that many points in a game this year, allowing 61 points in two games against the Colorado State Rams and Bowling Green Falcons. You would think that this would be a major step up in class, but we aren’t all that sure that’s the case with the way that the Sooners have played offensively this year.
On top of that, Tulsa really makes its living off of the short passing game, and it runs a somewhat similar style to what the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks tried running in Week 1. We all saw how well that worked in a 34-0 game. We lived off of the Oklahoma ‘under’ last week against the West Virginia Mountaineers, and we are going to do it again in this one. Though this series has historically produced a lot of high scoring blowouts, we don’t think that either of these offenses are going to live anywhere near up to their asking point total in this one. We legitimately think that this could be another 28-0 type of game when push comes to shove. This will be Oklahoma’s fifth straight ‘under’ game and the 10th time in the last 13 games that the Golden Hurricane have played a game that failed to reach the number. Remember too, that Tulsa is 13-6 for ‘under’ bettors in its last 19 road games, proving that this offense isn’t nearly as efficient on the road as it is at home.
Tulsa vs. Oklahoma Pick: Under 49.5
Tulsa @ Oklahoma Score Prediction: Tulsa 27 – Oklahoma 17