It’s been two decades since Oklahoma won its last national championship and the Sooners have yet to win a playoff game in College Football, despite being the best team in the Big 12 most seasons. Oklahoma failed to win a single CFP semifinal with a 37-17 loss to Clemson in the 2015 Orange Bowl, a 54-48 double overtime loss to Georgia in the 2017 Rose Bowl and a 45-34 loss to Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The Sooners are hoping their luck will change against the LSU Tigers in Peach, but they are almost unbeaten with two aces per college betting odds.
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College Football Football Player Odds: LSU vs Oklahoma
- LSU Tigers -13.5 vs. Oklahoma Sooners, O / U 76
The oddsmakers got all nailed in this game as there was no line movement or way. Although 68.9% of all bets are on the bottom, the line has not moved an inch. The same cannot be said for the spread, though 69.3% of betting spreads are on the Bayou Bengals, helping move the line from 12 points to 13.5 points.
LSU vs. Oklahoma History
LSU and Oklahoma have never met in the regular season, having only met twice in their proud history. Both matches were in the sugar cup and the latter was for a national title. The Tigers beat the Sooners for the BCS National Championship in the 2004 Sugar Bowl, winning only their second national championship in school history.
When LSU has the ball
Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy with a record margin this season. Burrow had a special year in Joe Brady’s offense, leading LSU to big wins over six different teams in the top ten. He has filed numerous schools and SEC records in his performance, and is expected to lit up Oklahoma’s defense.
The Tigers have two big receivers in Ja’Marr Chase and Justin Jefferson. Chase averages over 20 YPCs with 73 receptions for 1,498 yards and 18 touchdowns, while Jefferson has 88 receptions for 1,207 yards and 14 scores. LSU is generally known for wasting skills like Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, but these receivers have arrived at their potential in a renewed offense.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire has accumulated 1,689 yards and 17 touchdowns in 247 touchdowns and Burrow is a capable runner himself. This has made this offense the best in the nation by SP +, and is expected to fire an Oklahoma defense that is 36th in the country in SP +.
When Oklahoma has the ball
Jalen Hurts continued Lincoln Riley’s legacy of getting the best of the transport generals. Hurts had the best season of his career at Norman in 2019 and could be a first-round pick in the NFL 2020 draft with the success we’ve seen Lamar Jackson at the next level this year.
He has thrown for 3,634 yards and 32 touchdowns against seven interceptions while running for 1,255 yards and 18 touchdowns. His work made this offense the second best in the nation by SP +, and he did
has a superstar receiver in the CeeDee Lamb. Lamb has 58 receptions for 1,208 yards and 14 touchdowns, while Charleston Rambo is not far behind with 42 receptions for 734 yards and five touchdowns.
Depth of backrest is something to worry about. Rhamondre Stevenson is suspended and Trey Sermon is out for the season, leaving Kennedy Brooks as the only running back with real experience. Brooks has 976 yards and five touchdowns this year, averaging 6.7 YPC, but the next driver is only 62 yards.
LSU has the top 20 defenses from SP +, but this unit has struggled at times. Security Grant Delpit is the player to watch though, and has excellent instincts.
Peach betting trends
- Oklahoma is 7-2 ATS in its last nine games as an underdog for college football betting odds.
- The bottom is 8-2 in Oklahoma’s last 10 games against SEC teams.
- LSU is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games with 12 major teams.
LSU vs. Prediction Oklahoma
The Tigers were the best team in the nation this season. They’ll be well prepared for offense with Joe Brady finding ways to open up his playmakers, and overcoming an Oklahoma offense that simply can’t score enough to keep up.