Houston vs Oklahoma College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 9/1/2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
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The Houston Cougars head to Oklahoma Memorial Stadium to play the Oklahoma Sooners on Sunday, September 1, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Oklahoma as 24 point favorites. The Cougars were 6-7-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 9-4-0. The Sooners were 6-7-1 against the spread and their over/under mark was 11-3-0.
Valuable Houston Cougars Betting Trends
The Houston Cougars were 9-4-0 against the over/under last season
The Houston Cougars were 6-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends
The Oklahoma Sooners were 11-3-0 against the over/under last season
The Oklahoma Sooners were 6-7-1 against the spread last year
Key Houston Cougars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Oklahoma Sooners Injuries
08/08/19 CB Tre Norwood Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Houston Cougars were 7th in the country in points scored with 571 last season. They ran 1,009 plays last year for 6,656 yards, which ranked them 13th in Division 1 in total offense. The Cougars averaged 6.6 yards per play, which was 11th in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 334 1st downs last season, ranking them 10th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Houston ran for 2,815 yards, which ranked 25th in college football. They ran 536 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Cougars were penalized on offense 87 times for 683 yards last year, which had them 37th in the country in penalties.
Houston was 124th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 484 last year. They gave up a total of 6,458 yards on D, which was 129th in D-1. The Cougars were 90th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses completed 280 throws on 471 attempts against the Houston Cougars defense last season, ranking them 119th and 120th in the nation. The Houston pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,582 yards in the air, which was 124th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 614 attempts for 2,877 yards last season, putting them in 117th place in the country against the run. The Cougars had 94 penalties for 826 yards on defense last year. That placed them 113th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Houston was 69th in the country in punt returns with 17 last season. They totaled 166 punt return yards and averaged 9.8 yards per return, which was 55th in D-1. They returned 23 kicks for 484 yards on special teams, which put them 96th in kick return yardage. The Cougars averaged 21 yards per kick return and they were 9th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 7,306. The Houston Cougars tried 10 field goals last year and made 8, which was 120th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 73%. Houston Cougars kickers made 99% of their extra points, going 75 for 75 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,523 yards on 60 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranked them 50th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Sooners ran for 3,471 yards as a team last year, which ranked 7th in college football. They ran 522 times, averaging 6.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Oklahoma Sooners were penalized on offense 85 times for 855 yards last season, which had them 40th in the country in penalties. They were 1st in the nation in points scored with 678. They ran 923 plays last season for 7,990 yards, which ranked them 4th in Division 1 in total offense. Oklahoma averaged 8.7 yards per play, which was 1st in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 370 1st downs last year, placing them 2nd overall as an offensive unit.
The Oklahoma Sooners rush defense allowed 547 attempts for 2,237 yards last year, putting them in 79th place in D-1 against the run. Oklahoma committed 88 penalties for 815 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 112th in college football. They were 119th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 466. They surrendered a total of 6,353 yards on D, which was 127th in the country. The Sooners were ranked 103rd in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Opposing offenses completed 315 passes on 489 attempts against the Oklahoma defense last season, placing them 129th and 127th in Division 1. The Oklahoma Sooners pass defense also gave up a total of 4,116 yards through the air, which was 130th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Oklahoma Sooners attempted 20 field goals last season and made 17, which was 33rd in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 90%. Sooners kickers made 99% of their extra points, going 88 for 90 last year. Their punters totaled 1,267 yards on 31 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That placed them 74th in Division 1 in punting average. Oklahoma was ranked 55th in the nation in punt returns with 20 last year. They accumulated 276 punt return yards and averaged 13.8 yards per return, which was 15th in college football. They returned 36 kicks for 841 yards on special teams, ranking 19th in kick return yardage. The Oklahoma Sooners averaged 23 yards per kick return and they were 1st in the country in all-purpose yards with 9,107.
Who will win tonight's Cougars/Sooners college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cougars +24
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