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Golden Nugget favors Sooners across the board

by Ryan Aber Modified: June 13, 2014 at 3:55 pm •  Published: June 13, 2014
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Oklahoma is favored in each of its 2014 games listed by Golden Nugget. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma is favored in each of its 2014 games listed by Golden Nugget. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
 

Today’s evidence that college football season is getting closer: the release of odds for 200 of the top games of the season by Golden Nugget.

It’s no big surprise that Oklahoma is featured nine times on the list, with only games against Louisiana Tech (Aug. 30), at Tulsa (Sept. 6) and Kansas (Nov. 22) left off. The Sooners figure to be big favorites in all three of those games.

Only Notre Dame is featured more, with the Fighting Irish making 11 appearances on the list. Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Kansas State, Miami, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, UCLA and USC are also featured nine times.

With a favorable schedule, it’s also not a surprise that the Sooners are favored in each of the games listed. The margins, though, are a bit of a surprise.

As it stands, the Sooners aren’t favored by less than nine points in any of their games. The Red River Showdown with Texas is the only game listed where OU is favored by single digits.

Here’s the list of OU games listed along with the other Big 12 games:

Sept. 13
Tennessee at Oklahoma (-19)

Sept. 20
Oklahoma at West Virginia (+17)

Oct. 4
Oklahoma vs. TCU (+14)

Oct. 11
Texas vs. Oklahoma (-9) at Dallas

Oct. 18
Kansas State at Oklahoma (-14)

Nov. 1
Oklahoma at Iowa State (+22.5)

Nov. 8
Baylor at Oklahoma (-11)

Nov. 15
Oklahoma at Texas Tech (-10)

Dec. 6
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma (-11)

Other Big 12 games:
Aug. 30
West Virginia vs. Alabama (-27.5) at Atlanta
Florida State vs. Oklahoma State (+17) at Arlington

Sept. 6
BYU at Texas (-6)

Sept. 13
UCLA vs. Texas (+8) at Arlington
Iowa State at Iowa (-9.5)

Sept. 18
Auburn at Kansas State (+13)

Sept. 25
Texas Tech at Oklahoma State (-7)

Sept. 27
TCU at SMU (+10)

Oct. 4
Baylor at Texas (+3)
Texas Tech at Kansas State (-7)

Oct. 11
West Virginia at Texas Tech (-10)

Oct. 18
Baylor at West Virginia (+16)

Oct. 25
West Virginia at Oklahoma State (-19)
Texas at Kansas State (-3.5)

Nov. 1
Oklahoma State at Kansas State (-3.5)
Texas at Texas Tech (-1)

Nov. 8
West Virginia at Texas (-13)
Kansas State at TCU (+4)

Nov. 15
Texas at Oklahoma State (-2)

Nov. 20
Kansas State at West Virginia (+7.5)

Nov. 22
Oklahoma State at Baylor (-9)

Nov. 27
TCU at Texas (-9.5)

Nov. 29
West Virginia at Iowa State (pick)
Kansas at Kansas State (-25)
Baylor at Texas Tech (+6.5)


by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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