The best sportsbooks on the internet are buzzing with USA sportsbook fans looking to find the most intriguing line to wager on in Week 1 of the NCAA’s action. Since college football offers so many contests in each and every week of the season, finding the best odds worth wagering on can be a bit time consuming. Do not fear however, as we’ve scanned Week 1’s matchups to find the lines with the largest value – like this upcoming Saturday’s contest between the UTEP Miners and the Oklahoma Sooners.
UTEP Miners vs. Oklahoma Sooners – Saturday, September 2nd
Venue: OU Memorial Stadium, Norman
Start Time: 3:30 pm ET
TV Broadcast: Fox
Online Stream Options: Fox Sports Go
USA Sportsbook Odds:
UTEP Miners +43 (-110) 62 (-110) +40000
Oklahoma Sooners -43 (-110) 62 (-110) -54464
UTEP Miners’ 2016 Recap
The UTEP Miners turned in a 4-8 record (2-6 in Conference USA play) that was a step down from the mild success the program had enjoyed the year before. The Miners’ lackluster 2016 record gave way to a last place finish in the West Division. Nonetheless, the NCAA still felt that the Miners deserved an invitation to the Sun Bowl where they faced North Texas. Surprisingly enough, the Miners were able to come out on top against their opponent in a defiant 52-24 fashion.
Sean Kugler returns as head coach in his 5th season with the Miners. Kugler is joined by offensive coordinator Brent Pease and defensive coordinator Tom Mason – both of whom are in their second season with the program.
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Oklahoma Sooners’ 2016 Recap
The Oklahoma Sooners were able to find a good deal of success in 2016. Oklahoma delivered an 11-2 record for the second year in a row. However, the Sooners were undefeated in (9-0) Big 12 play – something they could not claim the year before. The Sooners brilliant record allowed the program to finish 1st in Big 12 Standings. Unfortunately for Oklahoma, despite posting a better record in the conference, the Sooners fell short in the playoff race. The Sooners finished the season ranked No. 5 in the nation, and received the nod for the Sugar Bowl. Once there, Oklahoma managed to pick up a 35-19 win over No. 17 Auburn.
This past offseason, longtime Sooner head coach Bob Stoops decided to hang up the clipboard, opting to enjoy a much-deserved retirement. To help plug the void left by Stoops’ retirement, Oklahoma has decided to bring along Lincoln Riley. Riley has 14 years of collegiate coaching experience, but this will be his first stint as head coach.
USA Sportsbook Picks to Make: Since gambling websites absolutely love the Sooners in this matchup, betting on or against Oklahoma would not be profitable. Heck, you’d have to place over $54,000 just to win $100 bucks on the Sooners.
With that in mind, bettors might be better off beating on the totals line. If sportsbooks think that Oklahoma can beat the Miners by more than 43 points, then this contest should have little difficulty usurping the 62 point total line.