Ohio State Vs Oklahoma Line & PickNoah Williams
The college football week 3 betting line favors the third-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes over the already ‘desperate’ 14th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners when the two Top 20 teams throw down on Saturday.
Now, let’s find out where the value in this matchup lies.
Ohio State Buckes Vs Oklahoma Sooners Line & Pick
What: No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0) at No.14 Oklahoma Sooners (1-1)
When: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Start Time: 7:30 PM ET
Where: Norman, OK
Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Norman, OK)
Spread: Ohio State -2.5
Moneyline: Ohio State -125 Vs Oklahoma +105
Game Total: 63
Watch: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Ohio State vs Oklahoma
Bet The Ohio State Buckeyes at -2.5 Because…
Ohio State has outscored their first two opponents, (Bowling Green and Tulsa) this season by a combined score of 125-13. The Buckeyes scored on two pick-sixes in beating the Green Wave 48-3 the last time out.
For the season, quarterback J.T. Barrett has completed a blistering 66 percent of his passes for 498 yards with six touchdowns and just one interception. Barrett has also tossed at least one touchdown pass in seven of his last eight games.
The Buckeyes are also averaging an insane 313.5 rushing yards per contest with Mike Weber leading the way with 228 yards and one score. Defensively, Ohio State has allowed just 6.5 points and 216 yards per game.
Bet The Oklahoma Sooners at +2.5 Because…
Oklahoma bounced back from its season opening loss against Houston (just as I predicted) to beat the hell out of overmatched Louisiana-Monroe in their 59-17 Week 2 win the last time out.
Through two games, quarterback Baker Mayfield has completed 71.7 percent of his passes for 567 yards with five touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Despite having two of the most gifted running backs in all of college football in Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon, the Sooners are averaging a modest 179 rushing yards per contest.
Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 25 points and 380 yards per game.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
For me, the outcome of this affair is a virtual lock.
Because Ohio State is a near lock on the road, that’s why!
The Buckeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall, a near-perfect 5-1 ATS in their last six games against Big 12 teams and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games.
Conversely, while Oklahoma has gone 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in the month of September, the Sooners are also just 1-4 ATS in their last five games, 1-5 ATS in their last six home games against a team with a winning road record and a winless 0-4 ATS in their last four non-conference games.
Besides the ATS trends, Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is light years ahead of underachieving counterpart Bob Stoops when it comes to coaching and there won’t be a player on the field that can stop J.T. Barrett’s dual-threat theatrics. The Buckeyes win and cover the college football betting line with room to spare!