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Oklahoma vs. Missouri Spread: College Football Line At -3 Everywhere

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Oct/19/2010
Oklahoma vs. Missouri Spread

The Oklahoma vs. Missouri spread opened at -4 but the line had settled in at Sooners -3 across the board by Tuesday.  In fact, at last check, Gambling911.com can report that no online sportsbook was coming off the 3-point line as of Wednesday evening.  Nevertheless, Oklahoma was the second most bet on team coming into Week 8 of the regular College Football season at BetUS.com.  Unbelievably, the Sooners were getting nearly 100 percent of the action Against The Spread by late Tuesday with no line movement taking place, a strong early indication that the bookmakers have a strong opinion on this game in favor of Missouri. 

 

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Both teams come into this game 6-0.  Both teams come into this game ranked.  But Oklahoma is not just ranked number 3 nationally on the AP poll, they also sit atop the newly released BCS Standings.

Oklahoma’s wins have not been pretty.  The victories were narrow in four of their first five games before coming back from a bye week to annihilate Iowa State by a score of 52-0. 

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops played down the hype.

"We're going up to play a 6-0 team at Missouri, and they're not handing anything out right now," Stoops said. "It means absolutely nothing."

Missouri is likely to provide the Sooners with their toughest challenge of the season to date.  The Tigers are allowing on average 13.3 points per game and are tied for the sixth-most sacks with 20.

Here are some important trends to consider before betting on the Oklahoma vs. Missouri spread and total.  Gambling911.com is now proud to provide its “gambler’s edge” analysis for each team stat where applicable. 

Oklahoma has won the last 7 games in this series. (edge:  Oklahoma)

The Sooners have covered the current spread over the last 7 games in this series. (edge:  Oklahoma)

Sooners are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite of 0.5-3.0.

Sooners are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous game.

Sooners are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. win and are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.  They are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a SU win of more than 20 points. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.  The Tigers are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games following an Against The Spread win.  The later stats cancel out any Missouri edge.

The Tigers are 4-10 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. (edge: Oklahoma)

Tigers are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.

Tigers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games and are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record. (edge:  Oklahoma)

As you can see, when it comes to betting on the Oklahoma vs. Missouri game Against The Spread, there are zero significant stats that favor the Tigers.  Hence, Oklahoma stands a 70 percent chance or better of winning this game, Gambling911.com believes.  – Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com. 

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