Tulane Vs Oklahoma Line & Free PickJosh Bailey
Mayfield and Explosive No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners Look to Cover Big Figure at Home Against Tulane
Baker Mayfield and the explosive third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners simply won’t loss to a Tulane Green Wave team they are clearly superior to, even at this early juncture of the season. The question that college football bettors needs to know is whether or not the Sooners can cover the spread as nearly five-touchdown home favorites.
Let’s find out Mayfield and the championship-hopeful Sooners can get it done.
Tulane Vs Oklahoma College Football Week 3 Line & Free Pick
Tulane Green Wave (1-1) at No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners (2-0)
When: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 6:00 PM ET
Where: Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -34
TV: FOX Sports
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Why Bet the Tulane Green Wave Betting Line at +34
The Tulane Green Wave suffered a heartbreaking 23-21 loss against Navy in Week 2 although they covered the spread as an 8-point road dog. Quarterback Jonathan Brantley completed five of eight passes for 58 yards while rushing nine times for 73 yards and one touchdown while fellow quarterback Jonathan Banks completed three of five passes for 13 yards in the loss.
"I thought our guys really fought back," Tulane coach Willie Fritz said. "We had some big plays in there that we converted to get back in the ball game, which was great. I’m proud of the guys and their effort, and everything else. But I would have liked to have the opportunity to see what we could have done there at the end. It would have been tough but I would have liked to have that opportunity."
For the season, Banks and Brantley have combined for 256 passing yards this season. Defensively, Tulane allowed Navy quarterback Zach Abey to pass for 132 yards with one touchdown while rushing for an additional 108 yards.
Why Bet the Oklahoma Sooners Betting Line at -34
The second-ranked Sooners pulled off the outright by beating Ohio State 31-16 in Week 2 to cover the spread as a 7.5-point road dog just as I predicted. Mayfield completed 27 of 35 passes for 386 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Wide receiver Dimitri Flowers caught a team-high seven passes for 98 yards and one score while the Oklahoma defense limited the Buckeyes to three points or less in first, second and fourth quarters.
"We never got down, even with the ebbs and flows of the game," head coach Lincoln Riley said. "We just stayed in it. We competed at a high, high level. We expected to win this game."
The Sooners have won five straight home games and Mayfield is playing lights out football by completing an incendiary 83.6 percent of his passes for 715 yards with six touchdowns and zero interceptions. Defensively, Oklahoma is limiting the opposition to just 11.5 points per game.
Tulane Vs Oklahoma Betting Analysis and Expert Pick
Baker Mayfield and the Sooners looked phenomenal in smacking Ohio State around last weekend and I believe a more emphatic beatdown is in store for Tulane despite the fact that the Green Wave are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
Mayfield and The Sooners have gone 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games in the month of September and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. I’m thinking Baker Mayfield continues his bid for the Heisman by lighting up the scoreboard.
Pick: Oklahoma -34