This week’s 12 CFB showdown between the Sooners and Cougars can be found on ESPN at 12:00 (11/18/23). The game will be held at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo (UT). This showdown between Big 12 conference opponents has the Sooners as 24.5 point road favorites. Will they be able to clinch a road win and cover the spread?
OKLAHOMA SOONERS VS BYU COUGARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: BYU Cougars +24.5
This game will be played at LaVell Edwards Stadium at 12:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE BYU COUGARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 41-17 in favor of Oklahoma.
- Even though we have Oklahoma winning straight-up, we like BYU at +24.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 57 points, and we like the over with a projected 58 points.
Can the Sooners Lock in a Win at Provo?
This season, the Oklahoma Sooners are currently 8-2. So far this season, they have played four road games and six at home.
Heading into this week’s matchup with BYU, the Sooners have been favored in nine games and the underdog in one. Their ATS mark coming into the game is 7-3.
Oklahoma has an over/under record of 6-4 so far this season. On average their games have combined for 61.6 points with the average over/under line being 61 points.
Oklahoma enters the game on offense with an average of 41.8, ranking them 4th in the NCAA. Their passing game has them at 7th in the nation, with an average of 323.8 passing yards per game. On the ground, they’re at 36th in rushing yards, with an average of 406 rushing attempts per game this season.
This season, the Sooners’ defense has allowed 138.6 rushing yards per game, ranking 147th. Opponents average 238.9 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks have put together a passer rating of 68.8 against Oklahoma. They hold the 79th position in NCAA points allowed.
Will the Cougars Exceed Expectations at Home?
So far, the BYU Cougars are 5-5, including going 1-4 on the road and 2-1 at home.
When looking at BYU’s betting lines on the spread, they have been the underdog in all of their games and have an ATS mark of 3-5.
Heading into this week’s game, BYU’s over/under record is 5-3. Their average margin against their over/under lines is currently +5.4 with their games averaging 50.6 points per game.
The Cougars’ heads into the game, averaging 90.5 rushing yards per game and 3 yards per attempt. Overall, they’re 122nd in rushing yards and 122nd in passing yards at 209.5 yards per contest. BYU is averaging 21.9 points per game, which is 85th in the nation.
The BYU defense, going into this week’s game, holds 115th place for points allowed, allowing 28.7 points per game. Opponents have been gaining an average of 233.5 passing yards each game against them (105th in the country). On the ground, they’re yielding 180.7 rushing yards, ranking them 139th in college football.