What Was the Betting Line for Oklahoma vs Boise State?

September 18, 2012 – At the time of writing, the over/under for total touchdowns scored in this game stands at 7.5. This is according to online betting markets with gambling companies Superbook and 5Dimes offering odds. Which means the public are currently willing to bet $100 to win $500 on the total amount of touchdowns scored.

The betting line for the game opened at Boise State +7, and was then increased after Oklahoma was injured on their opening drive. The public were confident the Sooners would get injured on the campaign which was started by then-starting quarterback Todd Gurley. They were certainly correct. It should be noted that the line was then decreased, but the over/under has still hit for a total of 7.5 touchdowns. It’s fair to say that most people in the betting community expected Oklahoma to score a lot of points.

The Over/Under Is Out Of Date

The under/over for total touchdowns is one of the more popular betting options in football, and it was previously one of the best ways for bettors to actually make money on the game. Oklahoma and Boise State are currently one of the best rivalries in the country, and this year’s edition is expected to be no exception. The over/under for total touchdowns has been over 7.5 in each of the last 4 meetings. It was 6.5 against Oklahoma in the opener of their most recent meeting in Norman, Oklahoma, and it has reached 7.5 in the last two games. The under/over has thus far netted the bettor 16.5 points, which is a handsome return on the $100 wager. Bettors are confident that this year’s game will once again see 7.5 touchdowns scored.

Boise State Has A History Of Scoring A High Number Of Points

Boise State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a bye week, and they are 4-0 SU in their last 4 games after the bye. They have dominated the points scored column over the last 4 meetings, and it’s evident that the Broncos are a team to reckon with when it comes to scoring.

Boise State scored 28 points in their opening game against San Diego State before a late touchdown cut the score to 23-22 in favor of the Aztecs. The next week, they put up 37 points against New Mexico in El Paso, and last week they scored 38 points against Wyoming in Boise. The Broncos’ potent offense has thus far gained them a $500 profit on the under/over for total touchdowns, even after taking into account the $100 wagered on them by a bettor.

The Sooners Are 8-1 SU In Home Games

The Sooners are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home, and they have covered the -7 point spread in 8 of those 9 games. They are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games, and they have scored at least 20 points in all 5 of those games. The last game at their own school saw them score 41 points against Iowa State, and they scored 21 points against Kansas in the Big 12 Championship game. There is no question that the Sooners are confident at home, and it is evident that they want to keep proving that this season.

Where Does Each Team Rank In The Country?

With less than 10 weeks left in the season, it’s still very early to tell where each team will finish in the country. However, it’s not too early to know how high they will rank at the end of the season. Oklahoma and Boise State were undefeated through 12 weeks, so it’s fair to say that bettors had high hopes for either team to continue their perfect season. Those hopes were apparently for nothing as the Sooners are currently 7th in the country, and the Broncos are 11th. The Sooners went into last week’s game against Texas 13th in the country, but they came out of the gate swinging and were able to move up a few spots. A win over a top-15 team in Texas will have them back at square one.

Who Wins In The End?

It’s almost impossible to pick a winner in any game where the over/under is 7.5 or more points. Those who did try eventually ended up losing money because after the game’s final whistle blew, the over/under usually hit its’ final score. For those looking to wager on the game, it’s best to take a pass.

It’s never easy choosing football betting tickets, but this game presents a situation where it might be easier to wade into the fray than to walk on the other side. The betting line for the game opened at 7.5 points, which is basically an even spread. That is obviously a very generous offer considering how well Oklahoma has been playing, and the fact that they are an undefeated team just adds to the fascination in this one.