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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Week 7 College Football Viewing Guide (Plus Gambling Picks)

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Take some iffy gambling advice before watching Saturday’s games!

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Good day, Sooner fans! The Sooners are finally back home after nearly a month away from the friendly confines, but they have a feisty opponent to deal with this weekend in the form of the Kansas State Wildcats. Will the Sooners take care of business and win comfortably, or will K-State pull an upset in Norman for the third time in as many tries? Regardless, we’ll have plenty to talk about here on the thread.

Here are the biggest matchups of the weekend, accompanied by my expert gambling advice.

Kansas State at Oklahoma (-14.5) - Kansas State has come out with fire lately when playing in Norman, and I expect them to have the same attitude this time. Stoops needs to make his team aware that they’re not in for a pillow fight on Saturday. After two straight losses in Norman to K-State, I imagine he’s made it a point this week to let his players know what they’re in for. Stoops hasn’t been a master motivator as of late, but I think he gets it done this week. If Mayfield takes care of the football, OU should be in good shape. Gambling pick: Oklahoma covers. Over 58.0.

West Virginia (-2) at Texas Tech - West Virginia has looked tough against decent competition thus far, but the Mountaineers haven’t faced a true Big 12 offense yet. Despite the fact that WVU’s defense has been decent, I think a shootout is a reasonable expectation. Skyler Howard has been impressive this year for WVU, and Shelton Gibson has proven to be a viable big-play threat at receiver, so the WVU offense shouldn’t have any issues against a defense like Tech’s. Pat Mahomes, on the other hand, typically succeeds against any defense. Gambling pick: WVU covers in a close one with the help of playmakers on defense and steady offensive production. Over 85.0.

Alabama (-12.5) at Tennessee - Tennessee’s magic finally ran out a week ago in College Station, but the Vols still have a lot to play for. A win over mighty Alabama thrusts them right back into the playoff discussion, and they’ll be backed by a crowd that can have a serious impact on the game. Alabama has looked invincible thus far, but they’re in for a fight on Saturday. However, I don’t think Josh Dobbs gets it done in crunch time. Gambling pick: Tennessee beats the spread, but Bama wins by a touchdown. Under 57.5.

Nebraska (-3) at Indiana - The Huskers are 5-0 and ranked No. 10 in the land, but they haven’t exactly faced stiff competition to this point. Urban Meyer stated that Indiana’s defense was better than Oklahoma’s, and they certainly put up a better fight against the Buckeyes last weekend. Gambling pick: Kevin Wilson gets it done at home, and the Hoosiers win by 10. Under 56.0.

Ohio State (-11) at Wisconsin - Ohio State seems like a team of destiny at the moment, and Wisconsin’s defense has been nothing short of dominant thus far. We’re in for a physical battle on Saturday night at Camp Randall, and the score is going to remain close from wire to wire. I’ll go out on a limb and say that J.T. Barrett wins this game on the final drive. Gambling pick: Wisconsin beat the spread, but Ohio State comes out on top. Over 44.0.

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Duke at (7) Louisville 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Memphis at Tulane 8:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
San Diego State at Fresno State 10:00 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Mississippi State at BYU 10:15 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Illinois at Rutgers 12 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Iowa at Purdue 12 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Kansas State at (19) Oklahoma 12 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Lafayette at Army 12 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Minnesota at Maryland 12 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
NC State at (3) Clemson 12 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Vanderbilt at Georgia 12 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(20) West Virginia at Texas Tech 12 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech 12:30 p.m. RSN / WatchESPN
Pittsburgh at Virginia 12:30 p.m. ACCN / WatchESPN
Eastern Michigan at Ohio 2:00 p.m. ESPN3
Kent State at Miami, OH 2:30 p.m. ESPN3
WKU at Middle Tennessee 2:30 p.m. ESPN3
(1) Alabama at (9) Tennessee 3:30 p.m. CBS / CBSSports.com
Ball State at Buffalo 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Bowling Green at Toledo 3:30 p.m. ASN / ESPN3
Central Michigan at NIU 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Georgia State at Troy 3:30 p.m. ESPN3
Kansas at (11) Baylor 3:30 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Louisiana Tech at UMass 3:30 p.m. ASN/NESN / ESPN3
(10) Nebraska at Indiana 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
New Mexico at Air Force (at Dallas, TX) 3:30 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
North Carolina at (16) Miami, FL 3:30 p.m. ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
Northwestern at Michigan State 3:30 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
USC at Arizona 3:30 p.m. FOX / FS Go
Wake Forest at (14) Florida State 3:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
(24) Western Michigan at Akron 3:30 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
(17) Virginia Tech at Syracuse 3:45 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Missouri at (18) Florida 4:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(21) Utah at Oregon State 4:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
New Mexico State at Idaho 5:00 p.m. ESPN3
FIU at Charlotte 6:00 p.m. CUSA.TV
Florida Atlantic at Marshall 7:00 p.m. ASN/MASN / American Sports
Iowa State at Texas 7:00 p.m. LHN/Cyclones.tv / WatchESPN
(12) Ole Miss at (22) Arkansas 7:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
South Alabama at Arkansas State 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Texas State at ULM 7:00 p.m. ESPN3
Tulsa at (13) Houston 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
UConn at USF 7:00 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
UTSA at Rice 7:00 p.m. beIN Sports / beIN Video
Southern Miss at LSU 7:30 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
Stanford at Notre Dame 7:30 p.m. NBC / NBCSports.com
Temple at UCF 7:30 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Arizona State at Colorado 8:00 p.m. Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
(2) Ohio State at (8) Wisconsin 8:00 p.m. ABC / WatchESPN
Colorado State at (15) Boise State 10:15 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Nevada at San Jose State 10:30 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
UCLA at Washington State 10:30 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
UNLV at Hawaii 11:59 p.m. Fox 5 Vegas / Oceanic PPV