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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Week 10 Viewing Guide (Plus Gambling Picks)

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The Sooners should win in Ames, but will they cover the spread?

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Well, Sooner fans, we usually post this a bit before the Thursday game, but since we’re actually playing today, this has a different feel to it.

OU will be down a number of players tonight, and no one is really sure what to expect of the Sooners this evening. Because of that, there is high potential for things to complain about. If you feel like venting your frustrations before, during or after the game, this is the place to do it!

Anyway, here are this week’s most notable games accompanied by some gambling advice.

Oklahoma (-20.5) at Iowa State - OU is without Joe Mixon, Samaje Perine, the starting defensive line, and many, many more contributors from the beginning of the season. Couple that with the fact that Iowa State plays well at home on Thursday nights, and Sooner fans are voicing their concerns over this one. However, I think OU wins this one fairly comfortably by dominating up front on both sides of the ball. Sure, Iowa State will have some big plays on offense, but it won’t be enough to pull the upset. Gambling pick: Sooners barely cover by winning this one by a score of 45-24. Under 71.5.

Oklahoma State at Kansas State (-2.5) - This is a tough one to assess. OSU earned a great win over WVU in Stillwater last week, and the team answered some questions. However, the Mountaineers could have won the game if they had taken care of the football. Meanwhile, Kansas State keeps winning games, but they haven’t looked particularly impressive in the process. I think K-State slows down the pace of this one and pulls the upset at home. Gambling pick: Kansas State wins by by a field goal or touchdown and covers the spread. Under 58.5.

TCU at Baylor (-8) - Both teams suffered narrow defeats against far-from-perfect opponents last week. Look for Baylor to get back on the right track before heading to Norman next week. Gambling pick: Baylor covers, winning by two scores. Over 69.0.

Nebraska at Ohio State (-17) - Ohio State has looked like a shell of it’s former self as of late, but that could serve as motivation for this week. Last week, Huskers hung tough up in Madison when few (including myself) gave them a chance of winning, so I think we’re in for a close one. Tommy Armstrong’s heroics are going to keep the Huskers in this one, but it won’t be enough. Gambling pick: Nebraska beats the spread, but Ohio State wins the game by about 10. Over 52.0.

Alabama (-7.5) at LSU - The Tigers are playing great ball right now, and Leonard Fournette is back to being a monster. I’m really looking forward to watching Fournette against this Alabama defense, but I unfortunately believe he won’t have a ton of success. Alabama is going to flex its muscles once agin this week, and the dream of bringing in Coach Cookie Monster to replace Mike Stoops this offseason stays alive.

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Buffalo at Ohio 6:00 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
(14) Oklahoma at Iowa State 7:30 pm ESPN / ESPN3
Arkansas State at Georgia State 7:30 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
UCLA at (15) Colorado 9:00 pm FS1 / FS Go
Friday, Nov. 4, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Central Michigan at Miami (OH) 6:00 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Temple at UConn 7:00 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
San Jose State at (24) Boise State 10:15 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
Matchup Time (ET) TV / Streaming
Navy vs. Notre Dame (in Jacksonville, FL) 11:30 am CBS / CBSSports.com
(4) Texas A&M at Mississippi State 12:00 p.m. SECN / WatchESPN
(7) Louisville at Boston College 12:00 p.m. ESPN2 / WatchESPN
(8) Wisconsin at Northwestern 12:00 p.m. ABC / ESPN3
Vanderbilt at (9) Auburn 12:00 p.m. ESPN / WatchESPN
Texas at Texas Tech 12:00 p.m. FS1 / FS Go
Michigan State at Illinois 12:00 p.m. ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Indiana at Rutgers 12:00 p.m. BTN / BTN2Go
Georgia Southern at Ole Miss 12:00 p.m. ESPNU / WatchESPN
Air Force at Army 12:00 p.m. CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Georgia Tech at (21) North Carolina 12:30 pm ACCN (split) / WatchESPN
Pittsburgh at Miami (FL) 12:30 pm ACCN (split) / WatchESPN
UTSA at Middle Tennessee 2:30 pm ESPN3
Virginia at Wake Forest 3:00 pm RSN / WatchESPN
Syracuse at (2) Clemson 3:30 pm ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
Maryland at (3) Michigan 3:30 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
(11) Florida at Arkansas 3:30 pm CBS / CBSSports.com
TCU at (17) Baylor 3:30 pm FOX / FS Go
(18) Oklahoma State at Kansas State 3:30 pm ABC/ESPN2 (RM) / WatchESPN
(19) Virginia Tech at Duke 3:30 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
Oregon State at Stanford 3:30 pm FS1 / FS Go
Purdue at Minnesota 3:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go
BYU at Cincinnati 3:30 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Charlotte at Southern Miss 3:30 pm ASN/MASN
Florida Atlantic at Rice 3:30 pm ESPN3
Fresno State at Colorado State 3:30 pm ROOT SPORTS / MWN
Texas State at Appalachian State 3:30 pm ESPN3
UMass at Troy 3:30 pm ESPN3
Arizona at (25) Washington State 4:00 pm Pac-12N / Pac-12.com
Missouri at South Carolina 4:00 pm SECN / WatchESPN
Tennessee Tech at Tennessee 4:00 pm SECN Alt. / WatchESPN
Memphis at SMU 4:00 pm ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Idaho at UL Lafayette 5:00 pm ESPN3
South Alabama at ULM 5:00 pm ESPN3
Tulane at UCF 5:00 pm ESPN3
FIU at Western Kentucky 5:30 pm beIN Sports / beIN Sports Connect
Louisiana Tech at North Texas 5:30 pm ESPN3
Kansas at (20) West Virginia 7:00 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
(22) Florida State at NC State 7:00 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
Oregon at USC 7:00 pm ESPN / WatchESPN
Hawaii at San Diego State 7:00 pm CBSSN / CBSSports.com
Marshall at Old Dominion 7:00 pm ASN/MASN / CUSA.TV
Iowa at (12) Penn State 7:30 pm BTN / BTN2Go
Georgia at Kentucky 7:30 pm SECN / WatchESPN
(1) Alabama at (13) LSU 8:00 pm CBS / CBSSports.com
(10) Nebraska at (6) Ohio State 8:00 pm ABC / ESPN3
East Carolina at Tulsa 8:00 pm ESPNEWS / WatchESPN
Houston Baptist at UTEP 8:00 pm CUSA.TV
Utah State at Wyoming 10:15 pm ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Nevada at New Mexico 10:15 pm ESPNU / WatchESPN
(5) Washington at California 10:30 pm ESPN / WatchESPN