Oklahoma Sooners Vs Tennessee Vols ATS Pick AnalysisJosh Bailey
A single point spread in College Football week 2 betting action will make for a great game when the Oklahoma Sooners (-1) face the Tennessee Volunteers. The game kicks off on ABC from Knoxville this Saturday, Sept 12th at 6:00 PM ET. Cord-cutters can stream the game via Watch ESPN.
My Oklahoma Sooners Vs Tennessee Volunteers ATS Pick Analysis
Matchup: Oklahoma Sooners at Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, Sept 12th, 2015
Start Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Location: Knoxville, TN
Stadium: Neyland Stadium
Spread: Oklahoma -1
Game Total: 64
TV Info: ABC
Stream: Watch ESPN
Radio: Oklahoma Vs Tennessee
Why Bet On Oklahoma (-1) To Beat Tennessee
The Sooners throttled Akron 41 to 3 as a -31 point favorite in Week 1. Things get much more difficult for Oklahoma as they travel to Tennessee to take on the Volunteers in one of the most raucous stadiums in the entire nation.
As good as the Sooners’ offense looked, it has little hope of beating Tennessee in this pick’em game unless Oklahoma’s top running back, Samaje Perine gets it going versus the Volunteers. Perrine was one of the top RBs in all of college football last season. He’s a contender for the Heisman Trophy from the running back position in 2015. As a freshman in 2014, Perine rushed for 1713 yards from 266 carries. His average per rush was 6.5 yards a carry. He also caught 15 passes for 108 yards, a 7.2 yards per average.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 5, 2015
But versus Akron in Week 1, Perine rushed for only a 3.0 yard per carry average. Perine carried the ball 11 times for 33 yards. He scored 1 TD. The Sooners rushed for only 100 yards versus Akron’s defense. Their only hope against Tennessee is if Perine can dominate on the ground. If he can’t, it’s going to be a long flight back to Oklahoma.
Why Bet On Tennessee To Beat Oklahoma (-1)
Tennessee’s defense gave up 30 points in the first 3 quarters to Bowling Green. The D didn’t look all that great. For the game, the Falcons racked up 557 total yards. But, the D held firm in the fourth quarter. Bowling Green didn’t score a single point in quarter 4.
Based on the total yardage that the Falcons acquired, you’d think that Bowling Green would have been close in this game. They weren’t. Tennessee covered the 21.5 points as a favorite by 7.5 points. The Volunteers blasted Bowling Green 59 to 30. Tennessee’s offense racked up an incredible 604 yards on the ground. QB Joshua Dobbs threw for only 205 yards. But, get this, Dobbs completed 15 of 22 passes for an 8.9 average. He also threw 2 touchdowns.
The Volunteers used their awesome offensive line to rush for a 6.4 average and 399 yards. If the offense is anywhere close to being as effective, particularly on the ground, versus Oklahoma in Week 2, Tennessee could beat the Sooners by at least 10 points.
— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) September 9, 2015
One thing that Tennessee will need to do is fix their secondary. The secondary gave up 424 yards to senior Bowling Green QB Matt Johnson. Oklahoma’s QB may not be as effective but he could burn Tennessee’s defensive backs in this matchup. It’s hard to beat Tennessee at home. The Vols are my ATS pick to win this game. My final score prediction is Tennessee 38, Oklahoma 31 .