Ohio State vs Oklahoma
FREE CFB Pick 9-17-2016
Ohio State Buckeyes vs Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Saturday, September 17th
Game Time: 7:30pm EST
Venue: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Line: Oklahoma +1, 63
A big time matchup between two of the top programs in college football and two of the best college football coaches. The Ohio State Buckeyes will travel to Norman to take on the Oklahoma Sooners. The Documented Handicappers
issue an Ohio State vs Oklahoma free pick below.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look to build on their 2-0 start after outscoring their opponents, 125-13. Ohio State is getting it done on the ground and air with J.T. Barrett at QB. Barrett has thrown for 498 yards, 6 TD’s and 1 INT. The Buckeyes ground game is averaging 313.5 yards per contest, and Mike Weber leads the way with 228 yards and one touchdown.
So far, the Buckeyes defense has held strong allowing 6.5 points and 216 yards per game.
Oklahoma may be very bitter and angry after their Week 1 loss to Houston. Baker Mayfield is completing 71.7 percent of his passes for 567 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. The Sooners ground game is averaging 179 yards per contest, and Joe Mixon leads the way with 157 yards and one touchdown.
On the defensive side of the ball, Oklahoma has allowed 25 points and 380 yards per game which should be a cause for concern for Bob Stoops facing a dangerous Ohio State team.
The Buckeyes are 40-16-1 ATS in their last 57 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. Oklahoma is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
This is a must win game for Oklahoma. If there were lose they are essentially eliminated from the College Football Playoff in Week 3. If they were to pick up a big win vs a top ranked Ohio State team, they are still in the mix. The desperation should come through at home. Bob Stoops has notoriously lost big games but this is a chance to get his program back on track in 2016 and notch a big win under the bright lights.
Ohio State vs Oklahoma Free Pick: Oklahoma Sooners +1