[5:00 PM] Oklahoma @ #21 TCU

Who will WIN this matchup?

Oklahoma Sooners (1-2)

@ #21 TCU Horned Frogs (3-1)


Current odds:

Oklahoma Sooners: (-180)

TCU Horned Frogs: (+159)


ESPN simulations have Oklahoma as 61.3% favorites to win the game.

61% of sports bets are currently on Oklahoma to win as (-180) favorites.

Oklahoma is about to play its first Big 12 contest of the season but the overwhelming consensus is that it is already a lost season for a program that has dropped two of its first three games. Sooners coach Bob Stoops proclaims otherwise and looks to refocus his squad toward notching an important victory when it visits No. 19 TCU on Saturday. Losses to Houston and Ohio State have knocked Oklahoma out of the national championship picture and both Stoops and junior quarterback Baker Mayfield insist there is still plenty to play for.

The Horned Frogs can’t afford a second defeat after losing to Arkansas earlier this season and also feel winning the Big 12 crown would be a worthy accomplishment. TCU is looking to start a new homefield winning streak after the loss to the Razorbacks snapped a 14-game victory streak.

The Sooners are averaging 35.3 points per game behind Mayfield, who has passed for 793 yards and seven touchdowns against two interceptions after accumulating 3,700 yards and 36 touchdown passes last season. Sophomore Joe Mixon (235 yards, 8.4 average) has been much more productive than junior Samaje Perine (149 yards, 4.5 average) while sophomore wideout Mark Andrews has 211 receiving yards and four touchdowns on just nine receptions.

The Horned Frogs are averaging 42.8 points per game and junior quarterback Kenny Hill has been a multi-dimensional threat by passing for 1,487 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 166 yards and six scores. Junior receiver John Diarse, a transfer from LSU, has blossomed with 13 receptions over the past two weeks, while junior running back Kyle Hicks has been solid with a team-best 314 rushing yards.

Oklahoma holds a 10-5 series edge and notched a 30-29 home victory in last season’s meeting.


StreakSmarts Pick: Oklahoma Sooners

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick