What Are The Oklahoma Vs Ohio State Odds?Sportbet.com Staff
Mayfield and No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners Look to Upset Barrett and No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes
Baker Mayfield and the fifth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners will look to pull off the upset over J.T. Barrett and the second-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes when they square off at Ohio Stadium in one of the most intriguing games on the entire 2017 schedule.
Both teams picked up resounding victories in their respective Week 1 matchups and will look to keep their four-team playoff and national championship hopes alive. The Week 2 college football betting odds favorite Ohio State by 7.5-points to beat Oklahoma. The game total is 64.5.
Oklahoma Sooners Vs Ohio State Buckeyes Week 2 Odds
What: No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners (1-0) at No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes (1-0)
When: Saturday, September 9, 2017
Start Time: 7:30 PM ET
Where: Columbus, OH
Stadium: Ohio Stadium
Spread: Ohio State -7.5
Moneyline: Oklahoma +255 vs Ohio State -310
Game Total: 64.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Oklahoma vs Ohio State
Why Bet the Oklahoma Sooners Odds at +7.5
The Oklahoma Sooners pounded UTEP, 56-7 in their season opener to cover the spread as a 42-point home favorite. Heisman Trophy-contending quarterback Baker Mayfield completed a near-perfect 19 of 20 passes for 329 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Mayfield completed 16 straight passes at one point before missing.
"I need to complete it," Mayfield said. "We’ve got a long way to go. We had guys open today. Not just that one incompletion — that first ball to (Mark Andrews) that he had to jump up to get, that should be an easy touchdown. So, room for improvement."
Andrews had a team-high seven catches for 134 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Oklahoma limited Texas El-Paso to 167 yards of total offense and just 4 of 12 success on third down. Ogbonnia Okoronkwo had a team-high four tackles in the win.
Why Bet the Ohio State Buckeyes Odds at -7.5
The Ohio State Buckeyes beat Indiana 49-21 in their regular season opener, but struggled and hit the half trailing 14-13 before exploding on the Hoosiers in the second half. Heisman trophy candidate J.T. Barrett completed 20 of 35 pass attempts for 304 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions while running back J.K. Dobbins rushed for a stellar 181 yards on 29 carries. Dobbins, who hails from Texas wanted to give his fans in the ravaged state something to cheer for and he did just that while setting a new school record for rushing yards in a debut.
"I’m probably the only good thing going on in my town right now, so I just thought of it as bringing my city up," Dobbins said after spending the past week watching the flooding in the Houston area. "That’s why I came out and played hard like that."
Defensively, Ohio State gave up a whopping 410 passing yards, but picked off Indiana signal-caller Richard Lagow twice in the win.
Oklahoma Sooners Vs Ohio State Buckeyes Week 2 Betting Analysis
I’m going to get right to the point by saying that I’m miffed as to why Ohio State is a 7.5-point home favorite against an Oklahoma team that looks to be their equal in almost every way. The Sooners have a legitimate Heisman Trophy-contending quarterback in Baker Mayfield and an offensive-minded new head coach in Lincoln Riley that isn’t afraid to take chances.
The Sooners are a perfect 6-0 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. While Ohio State has gone 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against teams from the Big 12 and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games, the Buckeyes are also 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games against a team with a winning road record I’m going with Mayfield and the Sooners to cover the spread while pushing Barrett and the Buckeyes for the outright win.
Pick: Oklahoma +7.5 Points