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Sooners Golden Hurricane Betting Preview for Week 3

Tulsa Golden HurricaneOklahoma Sooners
Sep 14, 12:00 PM | Grass of Memorial Stadium

Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds


Memorial Stadium will feature Sooners vs. Golden Hurricane on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in Week 3 action.

The Sooners are 2-0 so far on the season, and 1-1 ATS vs. the number. The Golden Hurricane, meanwhile, are 1-1 and 0-2 ATS. Over under bettors have seen Oklahoma go 0-2 and the Golden Hurricane go 1-1 on the totals.

View Tulsa vs Oklahoma Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oklahoma were sitting as 27.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 20-rated Sooners and the No. 98-rated Golden Hurricane in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 41-7 win for the Sooners on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oklahoma's No. 81-ranked offense (25 PPG) against a Golden Hurricane defense that ranks No. 85 at 30.5 PPG. The Sooners passing attack has averaged 121.5 yards per game, less than the Golden Hurricane give up through the air (135.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Golden Hurricane feature the league's No. 55-rated road run defense, allowing 233 yards per game. Oklahoma, meanwhile, ranks No. 12 in rushing offense at home.

Tulsa won its last outing, a 30-27 result against Colorado State on September 7. Tulsa failed to cover in that game as a 14-point favorite, while the 57 combined points took the game OVER the total. Colorado State was unable to contain Trey Watts in its last action Saturday and the result was a 30-27 Week 2 loss against the Golden Hurricane.

Last time out for Oklahoma, they were a 16-7 winner as they battled West Virginia at home. Oklahoma failed to cover in the match as a 21-point favorite, while 23 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Brennan Clay tore up the turf for 170 rushing yards in the latest Sooners game, a 16-7 win over the Mountaineers at Memorial Stadium.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 8-2

A few Golden Hurricane at Sooners trends to consider:
Tulsa is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tulsa's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tulsa's last 19 games on the road
Tulsa is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oklahoma
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tulsa
Oklahoma is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Oklahoma is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 5 games

Next up:
Tulsa home to Iowa State, Thursday, September 26
Oklahoma at Notre Dame, Saturday, September 28