Free Week 1 Prediction: Miners vs Sooners Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) UTEP Miners vs. Oklahoma Sooners (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma
NCAA Football Spread: Oklahoma -42.5
NCAA Betting Total: 62.5
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This week 1 matchup sees the Miners squaring off against the Sooners who have College Football Playoff aspirations under first year coach Lincoln Riley.
Oklahoma will look to get a big win to position themselves in the College Football Playoff race.
Ryan Metz is the starter at the QB position, and he put up respectable numbers last season.
He threw 6 touchdowns and 7 interceptions in 5 starts, and while there is talent on the depth chart, he has been named the starter by head coach Sean Kugler.
The Miners have one of the best offensive line units in Conference-USA, and they will have a tough test against the Sooners defense.
Led by second team All-American Will Gonzalez, this unit should limit the Sooners to just a handful of sacks.
The running back spot is up for grabs and a starter may not be named until the game kicks off.
True freshman Josh Fields may be the guy, and he brings toughness to the position. Look for him to put up 75 yards and get a close score.
Bob Stoops suddenly retired in June, and many were left wondering what direction the program would take. Lincoln Riley was named his successor and the offense shouldn’t miss a beat.
The Sooners have one of the best offensive units in the country and a showdown with Oklahoma State is the only thing standing in their way of making the College Football Playoff.
Baker Mayfield will be a Heisman Trophy candidate once again. In the last two seasons he has thrown 76 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Against the Zips he should put up 350 yards through the air and 5 touchdowns. It will be an easy night for the talented QB.
The Oklahoma running backs will have huge shoes to fill, as both Joe Mixon and Samaje Perrin, the two best OU running backs since Adrian Peterson, both opted for the NFL draft.
I expect whoever starts the game to reach 100 yards and find an end zone, so look for sophomore Rodney Anderson to be the first person to get a chance at it.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Miners are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
- Sooners are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Under is 7-3 in Sooners last 10 vs. CUSA.
- Under is 5-1 in Sooners last 6 games overall.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
This Sooners will come out firing on all cylinders, and should get the easy win.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Oklahoma ATS
Baker Mayfield comes up with big numbers and the Sooners get the W.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Oklahoma 67 – UTEP 13
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