South Dakota vs Oklahoma 2019 College Football Week 2 Spread, Game Preview & Prediction

South Dakota vs Oklahoma 2019 College Football Week 2 Spread, Game Preview & Prediction

Written by on September 5, 2019

While the fourth-ranked Oklahoma Sooners almost certainly won’t have any problems beating the inferior South Dakota Coyotes when they square off on Saturday, live from OU Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma, the big question that college football bettors need answered is whether the Sooners can cover the chalk as a huge, double-digit home favorite? Let’s get to my expert analysis and prediction on this Week 2 college football mismatch.

South Dakota vs Oklahoma 2019 College Football Week 2 Spread, Game Preview & Prediction

Weather Forecast

  • Sunny: 36°C/97°F
  • Humidity: 50%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Wind: 9 mph SSE
  • Cloud Cover: 10%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Bet On South Dakota at +39?

The Coyotes were on the wrong end of a humbling 31-17 loss against the Montana Grizzlies in their regular season opener that snapped their 16-game home opener winning streak. Quarterback Austin Simmons completed 23 of 33 passes for 46 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while Kody Case had 11 catches for 144 yards and two scores.

Why Bet On No. 4 Oklahoma at -39?

The fourth-ranked Sooners got a phenomenal effort out of new starting quarterback Jalen Hurts in their 49-31 season-opening win over Houston on Sunday. The former Alabama starter accounted for a mind-boggling 508 total yards by passing for 332 yards while tossing three TD passes and rushing for an additional 176 yards and another three scores.

“He played good,” Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley said. “There were things he could do better, but I thought he handled the moment good. You could tell out there that he’d been in it, certainly. I’m sure he had some nerves, but he did a good job managing them.”

South Dakota vs Oklahoma College Football Week 2 Betting Trends

  • South Dakota is  5-1 ATS in the last 6 games
  • South Dakota are 1-8 SU in the last 9 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of South Dakota’s last 6 games
  • Oklahoma is 8-1 SU in the last 9 games
  • Oklahoma is 8-1 SU in the  last 9 games
  • The total went OVER in 12 of Oklahoma’s last 16 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction for South Dakota vs Oklahoma

While there’s no doubt that Oklahoma will win this Week 2 matchup with ease, I’m not real fond of the super-high 39-point spread. Still, though, I am going to back the Sooners to cover the chalk in a huge rout simply because Oklahoma has gone 10-0 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a home favorite of at least 39 points. The last time this happened was back in 2017 when Baker Mayfield led Oklahoma to a 56-7 win over UTEP as a 42.5-point favorite. Over the last three years, the Sooners have gone 3-0 SU and ATS as a fave of 39 or more. I see another explosion coming from Jalen Hurts while Oklahoma’s defense plays one of their better games against a completely overmatched opponent.

Pick: Oklahoma -39