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College Football Betting Preview: Oklahoma Sooners vs. SMU Mustangs
September 9, 2023
Both teams enter this game following wins in week 1 of the college football season as the SMU Mustangs travel to take on the Oklahoma Sooners in a week 2 matchup on Saturday. The SMU Mustangs defeated the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at home by a score of 38-14 while the Oklahoma Sooners defeated the Arkansas State Red Wolves at home by a score of 73-0. Will the Oklahoma Sooners build off their dominant performance in week 1 by rolling to an easy win in week 2 of the college football season against the SMU Mustangs or will the Mustangs keep the game closer than expected? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are performing this season.
The SMU Mustangs enter this game with a record of 1-0 following a 38-14 win at home against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and covering the 21-point spread as a favorite at home. SMU scored 38 points while compiling a total of 457 total yards offensively which included 248 passing yards and 209 rushing yards while allowing 14 points and 155 total yards defensively which included 33 passing yards and 122 rushing yards. Preston Stone led the team in passing, completing 23 of 37 attempts for 248 yards and three touchdowns. LJ Johnson Jr. led the team in rushing with 14 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Hudson led the team in receiving, catching two of four targets for 72 yards and a touchdown.
Oklahoma enters this game ranked 18
in the AP Poll and 17
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 1-0 following a blowout win at home against the Arkansas State Red Wolves by a score of 73-0 and covering the 36-point spread as a favorite at home in week 1 of the college football season. The Sooners scored 73 points while compiling a total of 642 total yards offensively which included 422 passing yards and 220 rushing yards while shutting out the Red Wolves and allowing 208 total yards defensively which included 160 passing yards and 48 rushing yards.
Dillon Gabriel led the team in passing, completing 19 of 22 attempts for 308 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 15 yards and a touchdown. Jovantae Barnes led the team in rushing with 13 carries for 49 yards while adding two receptions for 17 yards. Nic Anderson led the team in receiving, catching both targets for 68 yards.
BookMaker has the Oklahoma Sooners listed as 15-point favorites at home against the SMU Mustangs on Saturday in week 2 of the college football season. These teams have only met one other time before this matchup which occurred in 1995 and resulted in a 24-10 win for the Oklahoma Sooners, however, SMU covered the spread as a 28.5-point underdog.
The SMU Mustangs are 1-0 ATS overall this season after finishing last season with a record of 5-8 ATS overall, 3-3 ATS on the road, and 1-4 ATS as an underdog while the Oklahoma Sooners are 1-0 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS at home, and 1-0 ATS as a favorite this season after finishing last season with a record of 5-8 ATS overall, 2-4 ATS at home, and 4-7 ATS as a favorite.
Oklahoma looked like one of the best teams in college football in week 1 as they defeated the Arkansas State Red Wolves by a score of 73-0 at home while SMU did get the win and covered the spread as a favorite against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at home they are going against a much tougher opponent in week 2.
The Sooners should have no problem getting the win in this matchup and I look for them to win in a rout again at home which is why I am taking the Oklahoma Sooners -15 at home in week 2 of the college football season on BookMaker.
Spooky Express Pick: Oklahoma Sooners -15
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