NCAAF Betting: 2021 Oklahoma Sooners Calendar Analysis
When you talk about the top programs in college football, the Oklahoma Sooners are one of the teams that come to mind. Bob Stoops took over a program that needed an overhaul, and he rebuilt it into one of the best college football programs in the country. When Stoops retired, his young offensive coordinator, Lincoln Riley, took over, and the program hasn’t skipped a beat.
This year is no different, as the Sooners at a +800 are one of the favorites to win this season’s national championship. Oklahoma always has one of the top offenses in the country, but their defense has been their weak link. Defensive coordinator Alex Grinch is slowly turning the defense into a formidable unit.
Riley no longer has to worry about the Sooners’ defense blowing big leads, as Grinch’s unit has brought in some talented players to help the Sooners achieve their goal of winning a national title.
Oklahoma is once again the favorite to win the Big 12 title. There’ll be a little bit bigger target on their back this year, as Oklahoma and Texas have announced that they will be leaving the Big 12 for the SEC. This has infuriated the other Big 12 programs, so they’ll be looking to take out their frustrations on the Sooners.
Let’s take a look at the 2021 schedule, and give a brief analysis of each game so you can prepare yourself to bet against their NCAAF odds.
Oklahoma Sooners Calendar Odds & Preview for the 2021 Season
September 4th: @ Tulane
Tulane is a respectable AAC program, but they’re not at the level of the Sooners. This is normally a game that would be played in Norman, but Oklahoma chose to step out of its comfort zone and travel to New Orleans. Oklahoma is a 25 ½ point favorite in this one.
September 11th: vs. Western Carolina
The FCS school comes to Norman for the Sooners home opener. There will be a huge spread in this one, and Oklahoma should cover it easily, as the Catamounts will be vastly overmatched.
September 18th: vs. Nebraska
These formal conference rivals will meet for the first time since 2010 when Nebraska left for the Big 10. Oklahoma has more talent and would love nothing more than to embarrass their former rivals.
September 25th: vs. West Virginia
This could be a trap game for Oklahoma, as they’ve traditionally had issues with the Mountaineers. We think that Oklahoma will take this one.
October 2nd: @ Kansas State
Even though the Wildcats seem to be getting better, they’re still not on the level of Oklahoma. This will be a tough road test and could be a very close game.
October 9th: Red River Rivalry vs. Texas
We’re not sure what Texas is going to look like, as Steve Sarkisian has taken over. This game is always fun, and we should see a ton of offense. Oklahoma wins a close one.
October 16th: vs. TCU
Gary Patterson’s defense has always given the Sooner issues, but TCU will be young and inexperienced on the defensive side of the ball this season.
October 23rd: @ Kansas
The Sooners will roll the Jayhawks…’nuff said.
October 30th: vs. Texas Tech
The Sooners have won nine straight against the Red Raiders. Texas Tech can score, but their defense won’t be good enough to stop Spencer Rattler.
November 13th: @ Baylor
This one will be one to watch. Baylor always seems to give Oklahoma issues, and Oklahoma could be overlooking the Bears in anticipation of their next game.
November 20th: vs. Iowa State
This should be the premier matchup of the conference season. The Cyclones have built themselves into a very good program. They beat the Sooners last season, and Oklahoma will be looking for revenge.
November 27th: @ Oklahoma State (Bedlam)
We should see a ton of points in this one, as both teams have high-powered offenses. This one will be a barn-burner.