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UTEP Miners Open as Week 1 Betting Underdogs vs Sooners

A key Week 1 battle has the visiting UTEP Miners travelling to Oklahoma on Saturday to face the Sooners.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The home Oklahoma Sooners were -48-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at Bovada earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas run early in the week pointed to a 57-16 win for the Sooners on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

UTEP Miners vs Oklahoma Sooners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The UTEP Miners will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Oklahoma Sooners are 0-0 ATS. UTEP is 0-0 against the over under total, while Oklahoma is 0-0 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma vs UTEP injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 10 (Oklahoma Sooners) and the No. 125 (UTEP Miners) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Oklahoma Sooners No. -ranked offense ( PPG) against a UTEP Miners defense that ranks No. at PPG. The Oklahoma Sooners passing attack has averaged yards per game, more than the UTEP Miners give up through the air ( YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the UTEP Miners own the league's No. 94-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 224.8 yards per game when on the road. Oklahoma, on the other hand, rates No. 19 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Aaron Jones ran through the North Texas defense for 301 yards in UTEP's last game, handing the Mean Green a 52-24 setback on Saturday at Sun Bowl.

In their last game, the Sooners were Week P winners, coming out on top of the Tigers by a score of 35-19.

Betting Trends
  • Texas El Paso is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas El Paso's last 7 games
  • Texas El Paso is 8-16-1 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Texas El Paso is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oklahoma is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oklahoma's last 6 games
  • Oklahoma is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UTEP home to Rice, Saturday, September 9th
Oklahoma at Ohio State, Saturday, September 9th