Sooners look to stomp Texas Tech again
October 18, 2016 3:07 AM
by Doc's Sports
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Looking back at the first of this past Saturday’s three free picks for GamingToday, we were on the wrong side of another Notre Dame loss. This time the Irish fell to Stanford, 17-10, as slight home favorites. We were on the right side of Wisconsin’s easy cover in a thrilling 30-23 overtime loss to Ohio State. The week turned out to be a winner with Oregon State covering in a 19-14 loss to Utah.
Here are this week’s selections:
Take BUFFALO (+20) over Northern Illinois: The Bulls slid to 1-5 straight-up on the year with this past Saturday’s 31-21 loss to Ball State at home, but they covered the 11-point closing spread. They also covered against Army earlier in the season as 13-point underdogs at home. They will have to go on the road to face Northern Illinois in this Mid-American clash with an offense that is getting better each week behind quarterback Tyree Jackson.
The Huskies are off to a dismal 1-6 SU start with a 1-2 record in conference play. They failed to cover as 2.5-point home favorites this past week in a 34-28 loss to Central Michigan. Northern Illinois is now 0-3 at home this season both SU and ATS. While it might be able to get its first SU win this week at Huskie Stadium, this game will remain much closer than the generous 20-point spread.
Take ARIZONA ST. (+6.5) over Washington St.: Arizona State is coming off a 40-16 pounding at the hands of Colorado as an 11-point road underdog, but it will get a chance to redeem itself in the friendly confines of Sun Devil Stadium where it has gone 6-1 SU in its last seven games while covering the spread in its last five home games. The Sun Devils are 5-1 ATS at home in their last six games against the Cougars and they have won the last five meetings on their home field SU.
The Cougars bring a SU four-game winning streak into this Saturday night’s inter-division Pac-12 tilt, but they failed to cover as 10-point home favorites in last Saturday’s 27-21 victory against UCLA. Washington State has the overall edge in this matchup behind an offense that is seventh in the nation in passing and 19th in scoring with an average of 40 points a game, but it has notoriously struggled against the Sun Devils for quite some time behind a 2-10 SU record in the last 12 meetings.
Take OKLAHOMA (-13.5) over Texas Tech: The Sooners appear to be back on track after a shaky 1-2 SU start while going 0-3 ATS in their first three games. Last Saturday’s 38-17 victory at home against Kansas State as 13.5-point favorites extended their current SU winning streak to three games. They also covered as 3.5-point road favorites earlier in the season in a 52-46 win at TCU. Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield is starting to show his Heisman form after tossing four touchdowns in this past Saturday’s win while completing 25-of-31 attempts for 346 yards.
Texas Tech is headed in the wrong direction in the Big 12 with back-to-back losses to Kansas State on the road and to West Virginia at home. The Red Raiders were pummeled by the Mountaineers, 48-17, this past Saturday as three-point home underdogs and things will only get worse this week. They come into this game with a SU 1-5 record in their last six games against Oklahoma while going 2-4 ATS.
Last week: 2-1
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