Florida Atlantic vs Oklahoma College Football Week 1 Lines & Pick

Florida Atlantic vs Oklahoma College Football Week 1 Lines

Written by on August 22, 2018

Florida Atlantic heads to Oklahoma to battle the Sooners on Sept. 1. Can Lane Kiffin’s team upset mighty Oklahoma as a close to 3 TD underdog? Let’s take a closer look at Florida Atlantic vs Oklahoma for College Football Week 1.

Florida Atlantic vs Oklahoma College Football Week 1 Lines & Pick

When: Saturday, Sept. 1 at 12:00 pm ET Where: Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK Radio: TuneIn Live Stream:FoxSportsGo ATS Odds: Oklahoma -20 ½ (-110) Over/Under Total Odds: 68 ½ (-110)

Why Florida Atlantic is a good bet at +20 ½?

Lane Kiffin became coach before last season and Florida Atlantic immediately went to work. The Owls started the season at 1-3 SU. Two of the losses were to Navy and Wisconsin. Those were forgivable because Navy and Wisconsin was simply better than the Owls. FAU won 10 in a row, including beating Akron 50-3 in their bowl game. Among the more impressive victories was a 38-20 win over Middle Tennessee State and a 42-28 win over Western Kentucky. In his second season as head coach, Kiffin should have his team playing even better. Taking the close to 3 touchdowns seems like the way to go when the Florida Atlantic Owls battle the Oklahoma Sooners.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 40.57
  • Total Yards: 498.36
  • Pass Yards: 213.07
  • Rush Yards: 285.29
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 22.71
  • Total Yards: 389.57
  • Pass Yards: 230.71
  • Rush Yards: 158.86

Why Oklahoma is a good bet at -20 ½?

Are the Sooners a safe bet for NCAA Football Week 1? Oklahoma lost Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield to the NFL. But, the Sooners return 6 starters on both sides of the football. Coach Lincoln Riley has a great problem at quarterback because both Austin Kendall and Kyler Murray can start. Kendall might get the nod for Week 1 because Murray intends on pursuing a baseball career next summer. No matter who starts, Riley’s put together a deep offensive line that should produce against Florida Atlantic. Riley’s also brought in a Top 10 recruiting class that’s heavy on defense. Oklahoma may have lost Baker Mayfield, but the team is much better prepared to play an all-around game this season then they were last season.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 45.14
  • Total Yards: 580.22
  • Pass Yards: 361.79
  • Rush Yards: 218.43
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 27.07
  • Total Yards: 394.86
  • Pass Yards: 238.43
  • Rush Yards: 156.43

Florida Atlantic vs Oklahoma Final Analysis: Oklahoma should beat Florida Atlantic by 4 TDs

Florida Atlantic is a hot pick to cover the spread against Oklahoma. The line opened at Oklahoma -21. It’s fallen a half a point to Oklahoma -20.5. By kickoff, though, the line should rise to Oklahoma -22 to Oklahoma -22.5. The Sooners are battle tested with 12 players returning, 6 on each side of the football. Riley’s done a great job building the Sooners’ defense while Kendall or Murray should have success in his offensive system. FAU looked good beating bad teams last season. Oklahoma beat great teams, including Ohio State on the road, and march to the College Football Playoff. This should be an Oklahoma blowout win. NCAA Football Week 1 Pick: Oklahoma -20 ½
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