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Oklahoma Sooners Football: College Football Schedule & Gambling Picks - Week 4

There aren’t too many big battles in college football this week, but upset potential is high.

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Happy Thursday evening, Sooner fans! The week is winding down, and Big 12 play is closing in. The games last week looked like duds and definitely didn’t disappoint (with the exception of USC-Texas), but this week’s games are a hell of a lot more intriguing. Well, maybe they’re not “a hell of a lot” better, but it’s an improvement.

Anyway, things didn’t go so well for me last week as far as gambling picks were concerned (you can check them out here for reference). A lot of folks are picking upsets this week, but I’m hoping to bounce back from a bad week of picks by saying the exact opposite. Here’s to better luck and a big, fat W for the Oklahoma Sooners!

Texas A&M vs. Arkansas (-2.5) in Arlington - It’s been a long while since I’ve been this intrigued by a non-OU matchup that likely won’t have any championship implications. Kevin Sumlin might be canned on the spot if he loses this one in. Bret Bielema’s situation is a bit more complicated (he has a hefty buyout), but a bad loss might make his seat a bit too hot to sit on. Gambling pick: I would have picked A&M if they were at full strength, but I don’t see Kellen Mond winning this game. Give me Arkansas to win and cover. Over 55

Texas Tech at Houston (-6) - Both of these teams can score in bunches, but Texas Tech doesn’t have an Ed Oliver (or a defense). I think we’re done here. Gambling pick: Houston covers. Over 71

Alabama (-18.5) at Vanderbilt - I’m not going out on a limb by saying that Alabama is going to win this game. However, that Vanderbilt defense is a bit nasty, allowing only 4.3 PPG through three contests. I have a feeling that the score of this game is going to hover right around the betting line for a good chunk of the second half, but... Gambling pick: Alabama covers the 18.5. Under 43

TCU at Oklahoma State (-13) - Man, this is a big line. I kind of think TCU is going to cause some problems with their pressure in Stillwater, which could keep this one close. But Kenny Hill isn’t going to be more productive than Mason Rudolph, and Kyle Hicks isn’t going to be 100% even if he plays. Gambling pick: Oklahoma State covers late. Under 71.5

Mississippi State at Georgia (-5) - I’m still not too sure about the Bulldogs. You read that correctly — both of these teams have to show me a bit more. Mississippi State had an outstanding win against LSU last weekend, but how much of that can be chalked up to LSU just playing like absolute crap and not giving it their all? Georgia on the other hand has a nice win on paper against Notre Dame, but I really don’t think the Irish are worth a damn in 2017. Mississippi State has a decent advantage at QB, but Sanford Stadium is a really tough venue even by SEC standards. Gambling pick: True freshman QB Jake Fromm and Georgia’s defense do just enough to get the W and cover. Over 48.5

Oklahoma (-27.5) at Baylor - As I mentioned earlier today, Baylor getting six players back will make them more competitive, but it’s still reasonable to expect a lopsided score. Will it be lopsided enough for a cover? Gambling pick: Yep, I predict Oklahoma wins 48-17 (and obviously covers). Over 63

Penn State (-13) at Iowa - Penn State didn’t look incredible against a bad Pitt team two weeks ago, but Saquan Barkley is the truth, and that defense is kinda legit. Iowa has upset many a high-profile Big Ten team in Iowa City in its history, but I don’t like the chances of that happening this weekend. Gambling pick: Iowa covers, but Penn State gets the tough W on the road.

Here’s this week’s TV schedule! Note: ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN.

Thursday TV Schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Temple at #21 South Florida 7:30 PM ESPN

Friday TV Schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Virginia at Boise State 8:00 PM ESPN2
#23 Utah at Arizona 10:30 PM FS1

Saturday TV Schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
UNLV at #10 Ohio State 12:00 PM BTN
NC State at #12 Florida State 12:00 PM ABC/ESPN2
Kent State at #19 Louisville 12:00 PM ACC Network
Texas Tech at Houston 12:00 PM ABC/ESPN2
Army at Tulane 12:00 PM CBSSN
Texas A&M at Arkansas 12:00 PM ESPN
UMass at Tennessee 12:00 PM SEC Network
West Virginia at Kansas 12:00 PM ESPNU
Pittsburgh at Georgia Tech 12:20 PM ACC Network
New Mexico at Tulsa 1:30 PM None
Old Dominion at #13 Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ACC Network
Idaho at South Alabama 2:00 PM None
Ohio at Eastern Michigan 2:00 PM None
UCF at Maryland 3:00 PM FS1
#1 Alabama at Vanderbilt 3:30 PM CBS
Boston College at #2 Clemson 3:30 PM ESPN2
#5 USC at California 3:30 PM ABC
#16 TCU at #6 Oklahoma State 3:30 PM ESPN
Toledo at #14 Miami 3:30 PM ACC Network
Rutgers at Nebraska 3:30 PM BTN
Georgia Southern at Indiana 3:30 PM BTN
Wake Forest at Appalachian State 3:30 PM None
Duke at North Carolina 3:30 PM ESPNU
Louisiana Tech at South Carolina 3:30 PM SEC Network
Miami (OH) at Central Michigan 3:30 PM None
Cincinnati at Navy 3:30 PM CBSSN
#8 Michigan at Purdue 4:00 PM FOX
Louisiana Monroe at Louisiana 5:00 PM None
Nevada at #18 Washington State 6:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Akron at Troy 6:00 PM None
Georgia State at Charlotte 6:00 PM WCCB
#3 Oklahoma at Baylor 6:30 PM FS1
Western Illinois at Coastal Carolina 6:30 PM None
UAB at North Texas 6:30 PM beIN None
#17 Mississippi State at #11 Georgia 7:00 PM ESPN
#22 San Diego State at Air Force 7:00 PM CBSSN
Syracuse at #23 Utah 7:00 PM ESPN2
Ball State at Western Kentucky 7:00 PM None
Florida Atlantic at Buffalo 7:00 PM None
Bowling Green at Middle Tennessee 7:00 PM None
Arkansas State at SMU 7:00 PM None
Wagner at Western Michigan 7:00 PM None
#4 Penn State at Iowa 7:30 PM ABC
#15 Auburn at Missouri 7:30 PM ESPNU
#20 Florida at Kentucky 7:30 PM SEC Network
Florida International at Rice 7:30 PM None Facebook
Utah State at San José State 7:30 PM None Facebook
UT San Antonio at Texas State 7:30 PM None
UTEP at New Mexico State 8:00 PM None
Southern Illinois at Memphis 8:00 PM None
Notre Dame at Michigan State 8:00 PM FOX
#7 Washington at Colorado 10:00 PM FS1
#24 Oregon at Arizona State 10:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Hawai'i at Wyoming 10:15 PM ESPN2
UCLA at Stanford 10:30 PM ESPN

Sunday TV Schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
East Carolina at Connecticut 12:00 PM ESPNU