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College Football Week 5 Picks: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Jeff GrantContributor ISeptember 26, 2013

College Football Week 5 Picks: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    As the Oklahoma Sooners prepare to face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium in Week 5, it is important to consider that the Sooners are 46-22 against ranked opponents during the Bob Stoops era.

    Sports bettors will find that the Sooners are 3.5-point road favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 49.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this nonconference affair from a betting perspective.


    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Oklahoma Sooners

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    The Oklahoma Sooners have won their first three games of the 2013 campaign, and they rank second in rushing yards per game among Big 12 Conference teams, averaging 271.2.

    College football handicappers will find that the Sooners are 8-1 straight up and 5-4 against the spread as road favorites over the last two-plus seasons.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have compiled a 28-4-1 all-time record against current members of the Big 12 Conference, including a 30-13 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners as 10.5-point road underdogs last season.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Fighting Irish are 2-4 straight up and against the spread when getting points, with the under cashing in four of those contests.


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    I'm going to recommend readers back the Oklahoma Sooners, as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-15 ATS in their last 18 home games when facing an avenging foe.

    College Football Pick: Oklahoma Sooners -3.5


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