The Army West Point Black Knights and No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners are set to do battle on the grass at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The game is scheduled to get underway at 7:00 p.m. ET.
Betting Preview: Army West Point Black Knights at Oklahoma Sooners
Army West Point is the noticeable underdog here and is currently getting 32 points by oddsmakers. There will likely be multiple good in-game betting possibilities in this showdown, and Vegas has determined the over/under (O/U) to be 61 points.
The game’s total has yet to move after being initially posted at 61. Having said that, the opening line was -33 and has recently moved up to -32.
The Black Knights have recorded 1.0 unit so far in 2018 and are 1-1-1 against the spread (ATS). The team’s recorded an O/U mark of 1-2.
The Sooners are up 2.0 units for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 1-2 ATS and have an O/U record of 3-0.
The Black Knights are 2-1 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Sooners are 3-0 SU.
The Black Knights made it two in a row after a 28-21 victory over Hawaii last week where Kelvin Hopkins Jr. completed six-of-10 passes for only 162 yards. Hopkins Jr. (110 rushing yards on 20 attempts, two TDs) also led the running attack and was complemented by Darnell Woolfolk (70 yards on 19 carries, one TD). Christan Hayes (two receptions, 43 yards) and Calen Holt (one catch, 63 yards) shared the receiving duties in the win.
Oklahoma take the field this week after just getting a 37-27 win over Iowa State. Kyler Murray completed 21-of-29 passes for 348 yards and three touchdowns. Murray (77 rushing yards on 15 attempts) and Trey Sermon (74 yards on 13 carries, one TD) spearheaded the running game while Marquise Brown (nine receptions, 191 yards, one TD) and CeeDee Lamb (three catches, 36 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching corps in the win.
Army West Point has run the ball on 82.7 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Oklahoma has an overall rush percentage of 56.5 percent. The Black Knights have rushed for 306.7 yards per game and have nine scores on the ground this year. The Sooners are averaging 222.0 rush yards per game and have 10 total rushing TDs.
If 2018 numbers can translate to this game, then it appears the Sooners could own an edge when it comes to RB effectiveness. Their running backs has produced 5.9 yards per carry while the defense has allowed 2.9 YPC to opponents. The Black Knights have ran for 4.9 yards per carry while allowing 4.7 YPC to opponents.
The Black Knights offense has tallied 140.0 yards/game through the air overall and has two passing TDs so far. The Sooners have recorded 329.3 pass yards per outing and have nine total pass scores.
Defensively, Army West Point has allowed 111.7 rush yards and 275.0 pass yards per game. The Oklahoma defense has allowed 268.7 yards per game to opposing passers and 116.0 yards per game to opposing runners. The Sooners are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of 6.99 to opponents, while the Black Knights have given up an ugly 9.15 ANY/A.
Offensively, Hopkins Jr. has amassed 359 passing yards this year, and has completed 52 percent of his 31 attempts with one passing scores and has yet to throw an interception. Hopkins Jr. has an 11.44 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number is 14.29 over the past two outings.
Kyler Murray has completed 30-of-40 passes for 557 yards, five TDs and zero INTs for Oklahoma. His ANY/A stands at 15.29 for the season and 11.43 across his past two games.
Army West Point Black Knights at Oklahoma Sooners Free NCAA Betting Tip
SU Winner: Oklahoma, ATS Winner: Army West Point, O/U: Over