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College Football Betting Preview: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Cincinnati Bearcats
September 23, 2023
This matchup features a pair of Big 12 teams when the #16-ranked Oklahoma Sooners travel to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday afternoon in week 4 of the college football season. The Oklahoma Sooners enter this game with a record of 3-0 following wins at home against the Arkansas State Red Wolves by a score of 73-0 and the SMU Mustangs by a score of 28-11 while winning on the road against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes by a score of 66-17 while the Cincinnati Bearcats enter this game with a record of 2-1 following wins against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels by a score of 66-13 and on the road against the Pittsburgh Panthers by a score of 27-21 while losing at home to the Miami Ohio RedHawks by a score of 24-31. Will the Sooners win in a rout or will the Bearcats keep the game closer than expected? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.
The Oklahoma Sooners enter this game ranked 16
in the AP Poll and 14
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 3-0 following a 66-17 win on the road against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes while covering the 28-point spread as a road favorite in week 3 of the college football season. Dillon Gabriel led the team in passing, completing 28 of 31 attempts for 421 yards with five touchdowns and an interception. Jovantae Barnes led the team in rushing with 13 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown. Jalil Farooq led the team in receiving, catching all six targets for 126 yards and a touchdown.
Cincinnati enters this game with a record of 2-1 following a 24-31 loss in overtime at home against the Miami Ohio RedHawks while failing to cover the 14.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 4 of the college football season. The Bearcats scored 24 points while compiling 538 total yards offensively which included 265 passing yards and 273 rushing yards while allowing 31 points and 358 total yards defensively which included 237 passing yards and 121 rushing yards.
Emory Jones led the team in passing, completing 18 of 34 attempts for 265 yards and two interceptions while rushing for 101 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Montgomery led the team in rushing with 20 carries for 104 yards. Xzavier Henderson led the team in receiving, catching 12 of 14 targets for 140 yards.
BookMaker has the Oklahoma Sooners listed as 14.5-point favorites on the road against the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday afternoon in week 4 of the college football season. These teams have played each other twice before this matchup with both games resulting in wins for the Sooners while both teams are 1-1 ATS in those matchups. Oklahoma is 3-0 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS on the road, and 3-0 ATS as a favorite while the Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-1 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS at home, and 1-0 ATS as an underdog on the year.
Oklahoma is the more talented team this season and has been the better team in the series, winning both games all-time. The Sooners have also been the slightly better team at covering the spread this season going 3-0 ATS overall while the Cincinnati Bearcats at 2-1 ATS overall. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Oklahoma Sooners -14 on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday afternoon.
Spooky Express Pick: Oklahoma Sooners -14
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