SMU Mustangs vs Oklahoma Sooners 9-9-23

SMU Mustangs vs. Oklahoma Sooners 9/9/23 NCAAF Week 2 Analysis, Tips, and Best Picks

SMU Mustangs (1-0) vs. Oklahoma Sooners (1-0)

SMU Mustangs vs. Oklahoma Sooners 9/9/23Both boasting 1-0 records, the SMU Mustangs and the Oklahoma Sooners are primed for a thrilling matchup on September 9, 2023, at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The action kicks off at 6:00 PM ET and will be aired on ESP+.


SMU’s offense has been promising, particularly in the ground game where LJ Johnson Jr. has emerged as a potent weapon. With 128 rushing yards on 14 attempts, Johnson Jr. boasts an impressive 9.1 yards per rush and has scored a touchdown. When it comes to receiving, Jordan Hudson has been lethal, even with just two receptions. He has amassed 72 yards, averaging a staggering 36 yards per reception, with a single receiving touchdown.


The Sooners’ offensive machine is fueled by Jovantae Barnes in the backfield. Barnes has 49 rushing yards on 13 attempts, averaging 3.8 yards per carry. Though not as impactful as Johnson Jr. of SMU, Barnes still poses a considerable threat. On the receiving end, Nic Anderson has turned his 2 receptions into 68 yards, showcasing a knack for turning catches into substantial gains. Check out our free expert NCAA football picks for more insights.

SMU Mustangs vs. Oklahoma Sooners Game Info

When: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM ET
Where: Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Stream: SofaScore

Preston Stone QB vs. Dillon Gabriel QB

In a game that will be decided by many factors, none stands out more than the battle between the quarterbacks: Preston Stone of SMU and Dillon Gabriel of Oklahoma. Stone has shown promise, with 23 completions on 37 attempts, totaling 248 yards. With a solid completion percentage of 62.2%, Stone is clearly capable of distributing the ball effectively. Moreover, he has thrown for 3 touchdowns without an interception, amassing a passer rating of 145.2.


However, Dillon Gabriel‘s numbers tell an even more compelling story. His completion percentage is an astonishing 86.4%, completing 19 of his 22 attempts for a total of 308 yards. What catches the eye is his yards-per-pass stat, a whopping 14, indicating his ability to complete deep throws with precision. Gabriel has thrown 2 touchdowns and has managed to keep his interception tally at zero, rounding off an impressive passer rating of 234.


Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma Sooners -700, Total Odds: 69

Oklahoma Sooners comes into this game as a significant favorite, with a spread of -16 and a moneyline of -700. SMU Mustangs’ moneyline stands at +520, indicating they are the clear underdogs. The total points are set at 69, with both sides attracting -110 odds.


SMU Mustangs Betting Trends

SMU’s recent trend has favored lower-scoring games, as the total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games and 6 of their last 8 on the road. They also possess a winning streak of 5-2 SU in their last 7 games. However, they have a concerning 2-18 SU record against Big 12 opponents, which could be a red flag for those considering SMU on the moneyline.


Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends

Oklahoma Sooners has mixed trends; they are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games, but a dominant 16-2 SU in their last 18 home games. With a record of 18-2 SU in September, they have a strong seasonal performance. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 6 games, but interestingly, 10 of their last 11 games against American Athletic Conference teams have seen the total go OVER.


SMU Mustangs vs. Oklahoma Sooners 9/9/23 Betting Picks

Considering quarterback performance, key players, and betting trends, Oklahoma seems to be the safe bet here. While SMU has standout players in Stone and Johnson Jr., the Sooners, particularly under Dillon Gabriel, seem too strong to overcome. SMU’s poor record against Big 12 teams is another factor tipping the scales in Oklahoma’s favor. With both teams likely to score but the Sooners favored in almost every category, a high-scoring affair leaning heavily towards Oklahoma Sooners seems likely. The spread of -16 for Oklahoma Sooners also looks to be a safe bet given these factors. For more insights, check out our free expert sports picks today.

Free Pick and Prediction: Oklahoma Sooners will win 46-24.


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