More Sports Sections: NFL Football NBA Basketball College Basketball Baseball NHL Hockey Soccer MMA Boxing Nascar Golf Horse Racing

20 Point Football Teasers!

Handicapping

Other Great Sites

Bet on College Football Games at 5Dimes

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners Odds - Pick ATS

No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0 SU, 2-0 ATS) vs. No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners (1-1 SU, 0-2 ATS)
College Football Week 3
Date/Time: Saturday September 17th , 2016. 7:30PM (EST)
Where: Memorial Stadium Norman, O.K
TV: FOX
by Jay, NCAA Football Handicapper, Predictem.com

Point Spread: OSU -1.5/OU +1.5
Over/Under Total: TBA

The no. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes and the no. 14 Oklahoma Sooners will meet for just the 3rd time in history this Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Norman. Before the year began, this game promised to be one of the biggest cross conference games of the entire season with two National Championship contenders at the helm. Instead, Oklahoma’s upset loss to Houston in the season opener derailed much of the national anticipation and excitement surrounding this week’s game between the Buckeyes and Sooners. However make no mistake about it, this game will still be huge for both teams this Saturday.

Alabama has proved each of the last two years that an early season loss can be overcome in route to College Football’s Playoffs. If Oklahoma somehow manages to run the table, a win over Ohio State along with the rest of their schedule will be plenty good enough to get the Sooners into the playoffs. However, there is a lot of football to be played before we get deep into the playoffs conversation. Ultimately if things do not go right for Oklahoma this weekend, they could be staring down the barrel of a 1-2 start before Big 12 play even begins.

DEPOSIT $100 AND GET $100 FREE AT GTBETS

The Sooners offense sputtered in the 2nd half in the loss to Houston and the defense simply could not stay off the field which were among the main factors that led to their demise. Oklahoma’s defense relinquished 410 yards of total offense and 25 first downs to the Cougars. Now the Sooners’ defense will get the tough task of stopping an Ohio State offense that is loaded with playmakers and big play potential. Led by quarterback J.T. Barrett, the Buckeyes have averaged 595 yards of total offense (5th in FBS) in their first two games which resulted in blowout victories over Bowling Green and Tulsa. Barrett has been good completing 66% of his passes for 498 yards with 6 scores and 1 pick. Barrett has also scored an additional 3 touchdowns on the ground.

As stated before, Ohio State has a ton of playmakers and Coach Urban Meyer does a good job of finding ways to get the ball into the hands of his playmakers. Running back Curtis Samuel is a prime example of that scenario. Samuel has carried the ball 21 times for 162 yards on the ground and he also leads the team in receiving with 14 grabs for 239 yards. Samuel and Mike Weber typically share the carries with Weber getting the bulk of the touches. However, the offense finds ways to get Samuel involved due to his big play potential. All of the Buckeyes skill position players have speed and playmaking potential which is sure to give Oklahoma a tough time defending.

Obviously Oklahoma is going to need a big effort from the defense to give them the opportunity to win this game but it is the offense that really needs to deliver. This Sooners offense was marked as one of the best groups in college football entering the season with quarterback Baker Mayfield and running back Samaje Perine leading the way. Both Mayfield and Perine were considered Heisman Trophy hopefuls to start the season. Mayfield has been pretty good with a 71.4 completion percentage for 567 yards and 5 touchdowns.

However, Perine has had a pretty slow start with just 89 yards through the first two games. I think everyone expected this Oklahoma offense to put up ridiculous numbers this season and they just have not shown that explosive playmaking ability quite yet. Still, the Sooners will make it difficult for an Ohio State defense that has yet to be challenged this season. Ohio State is going to make plays and come up with ways to score. Therefore, the Sooners will have to respond to prove they can match the Buckeyes scoring potential.

Jay's Pick to Cover the Point Spread: If Oklahoma puts everything on the arm of Mayfield, they will have a chance to win this game if they continuously attack the Buckeyes defense down the field. Unfortunately, I think Oklahoma will spend most of the early part of this game trying to balance out the run and the pass. Ohio State makes the big plays and Oklahoma runs out of time trying to play from behind. Take Ohio State -1.5

Bet your Buckeyes/Sooners pick at an online sportsbook where your credit card WILL work for deposits and where you'll receive a generous 100% bonus up to $250 FREE: Bovada Sportsbook. Great live in-game betting too!

NCAA Football Week 5 Betting Previews

Here are some additional game previews from this week's college football card.

Free Picks

Editor's Picks - Each weekend our very own in-house All-American Editor makes his NCAA point spread predictions in an attempt to force fumbles, sack and intercept your bookie!

Expert College Football Picks - Free premium college foots plays against the spread from expert handicappers from around the web from week 1 through the National Championship.

Underdog of the Week Pick - We sort through it all and find out which University is getting "too many points" this week. If there was a Heisman Trophy for picking underdogs, we'd be a frontrunner. Expect a 57%+ winning percentage with these picks as we've got a keen ear for loud barking dogs.

Line Movement - NCAA football lines open early in the week and often times move up or down based on wagering activity, injuries to key players and weather. We decipher whether it's square or wiseguy action and predict the point spread winner based on value.

College Football Consensus Picks - We assess the public perception each week and let them pick the winners for us as we fade their selections which provides us with many trips into our bookies endzone.

Computer Picks - We enter them into the computer and the machine makes it's picks. This is a great guide especially when betting totals! These are available after the first few weeks of the season.

Trends - Despite what you have been told or read on tout sites, the trend ain't your friend. We however turn the tables and fade the almighty trend for what should be some great profits over time.

2017/2018 College Football Predictions - Bob gives his picks to win each major conference. At the end, he gives his prediction on who thinks will win the 2018 National Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8th.

2017 Heisman Trophy Predictions - USC QB Sam Darnold is a heavy pre-season favorite to win college football's most coveted award, but Jay isn't buying it. In fact, he's passing up the top (3) favored players in favor of a QB who he's confident will be NCAA football's best player in 2017.

2017-2018 College Football Championship Predictions - NCAA football experts have the Alabama Crimson Tide running away with the National Championship this season and who can blame them? Roll Tide is LOADED! It never happens that easy though. The USC Trojans (+825), Florida St. Seminoles (+850) and Ohio St. Buckckeyes (+875) all have a legit shot. Oddsmakers have Oklahoma (+1300) on the bubble and everybody looking from the outside in at 20/1 or higher. Jay gives his pick to win it all along with how his top 15 rankings for season's end. Get your bets in early before your favorite team's line drops!

Betting

MyBookie - Get a HUGE 50% bonus (up to $1000 FREE!) after making an initial deposit of $100 or more! Great at getting Visa cards to work for deposits.

Bovada - Boasts the highest credit card acceptance rate on the internet! HUGE menu of wagers for you to choose from! One of few online sportsbooks to offer Texas Hold'em! 50% bonus up to $250 in free cash!

5Dimes - 15 team parlays! 20 point teasers! Reduced juice betting odds! Buy up to 15 points! Most props on the web!

Intertops - The safest place to bet on the web as they've been around over 20 years! Enjoy LIVE college football betting where you can jump into the action at any time during the game and place a bet! This gives you a huge advantage!

Heisman Trophy Betting Odds - USC QB Sam Darnold starts the season off as a heavy favorite at +350 odds. Sooners QB Baker Mayfield is second on the list at +700 but can he keep his nose clean? Louisville QB Lamar Jackson should dominate this season but will Louisville be taken seriously? Oregon Ducks RB Royce Freeman is worth a pop at 60/1 if he gets the carries. Bama WR Calvin Ridley brings experience and big-time playmaking ability and will be featured on National TV a bunch, giving him a legit darkhorse shot. But will they throw the ball enough with a QB who likes to run? Missing from this year's list of odds is a defensive player.

Odds to Win the 2017 College Football Championship - The Alabama Crimson Tide are heavy favorites to win the National Championship this year at 5/2 followed by Ohio St. at 13/5, USC at 7/1 and FSU at 17/2. Things drop off a bit with the Oklahoma Sooners coming in at 12/1, Auburn Tigers at 14/1 and Michigan Wolverines at 16/1. Check out your favorite school's odds here!

Bet on College Football at BetOnline

Featured Articles

Heisman Trophy Winners - A full list of college football quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers who have made history on the field and won the prestigious award.

The Spread - Who will cover the spread? They will! Offers scores, odds, free game predictions, current news and more!