The sixth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners will look to open their Big 12 slate with four consecutive wins when they take on the UCF Knights in Norman, Okla., on Saturday. The Sooners (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) are looking to win their first conference title since 2020 and 16th overall as a member of the Big 12 since joining it in 1996. Oklahoma will depart the league following this season for the SEC. The Knights (3-3, 0-3), who are making their conference debut this season, had been a member of the American Athletic Conference since 2013. UCF quarterback John Rhys Plumlee is expected to return after missing most of the past four games.
The game from Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is set for noon ET. Oklahoma is averaging 45.2 points per game this season, while UCF is averaging 34.7. The Sooners are favored by 17.5 points in the latest SportsLine consensus UCF vs. Oklahoma odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 67.5. Before making any Oklahoma vs. UCF picks, be sure to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer simulation model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Oklahoma vs. UCF and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several college football odds and trends for UCF vs. Oklahoma:
- Oklahoma vs. UCF spread: Oklahoma -17.5
- Oklahoma vs. UCF over/under: 67.5 points
- Oklahoma vs. UCF: UCF +618, Oklahoma -963
- UCF: The Knights have hit the game total Over in nine of their last 14 games
- OU: The Sooners have won five of their last six at home
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Why Oklahoma can cover
The Sooners have a solid receiving corps with seven players with 10 or more receptions, and eight with at least one touchdown. Senior Drake Stoops leads the group with 29 receptions for 258 yards (8.9 average) and four scores. He is in his sixth season with the team, and is coming off a four-catch performance for 55 yards in the win over Texas last weekend. He had eight receptions for 53 yards and two touchdowns in a win at Tulsa on Sept. 16.
Defensively, Oklahoma is led by junior linebacker Danny Stutsman. He has a team-high 58 tackles, including 27 solo, with two sacks for 13 yards. He has one pass breakup, one interception he returned 30 yards for a score, and one fumble recovery. In his third year with the team, he has registered 220 tackles, including 118 solo, with six sacks, two forced fumbles, six pass breakups and three interceptions. See which team to pick here.
Why UCF can cover
Senior running back RJ Harvey is a big reason the Knights are having a lot of success in their running game. Harvey leads the team with 511 yards rushing on 89 carries (5.7 average) and six touchdowns. Harvey had a big game at Kansas last week, carrying 16 times for 133 yards (8.3 average) and one touchdown. He nearly rushed for 100 yards a week earlier in a 36-35 loss to Baylor. In that game, he rushed 21 times for 95 yards (4.5 average).
Also helping lead the ground game is senior running back Johnny Richardson, who has carried 53 times for 441 yards (8.3 average) and one TD, including a long of 79 yards against Baylor. In that game, he carried just six times for 105 yards (17.5 average). In the season-opening 56-6 win over Kent State, Richardson carried 12 times for 100 yards (8.3 average). In four seasons at UCF, he has rushed for 1,609 yards and five touchdowns. See which team to pick here.
How to make UCF vs. Oklahoma picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 60 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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