Sports books haven’t adjust the college football betting odds much on the game between #8 Oklahoma and #17 Miami even though Sooner’s quarterback Sam Bradford will not play.
It was looking early in the Internet sportsbook week that Bradford might go but head coach Bob Stoops said that backup Landry Jones will start and that Bradford probably won’t even dress.
Sports books have the Sooners as 7.5 point road favorites in sports betting against Miami in this nationally televised game on ABC. One of the reasons that sports books haven’t move the odds much is that Landry Jones has played very well in relief of Bradford. He threw a team record six TD passes in a 45-0 college football betting win against Tulsa. The Sooners would like to have Bradford as sports books info shows, but they are confident in Jones. “Sam has made daily progress, but we don’t feel like he’s quite where he needs to be yet,” Stoops said, “Our team has a lot of confidence in Landry’s ability and we’re looking forward to going into the game with him at quarterback. Our approach will be the same that it has been in the last two games.”
Jones is 49 for 81 for 673 yards with nine touchdowns and three interceptions as sports books stats show. The question to answer as you bet this game at sports books is how will Jones react in a hostile environment in Miami? He has done well so far but the level of competition is much higher this sports books week. The Sooners have been playing great defense this season and that is another reason why they are favored at sports books.
The Sooners are very much in the national title picture at sports books. With Bradford at the helm they are a serious threat for Internet sportsbook companies. Without him they might not have enough to get by Texas in two weeks in Internet sportsbook odds. Stoops is hoping that the team can find a way to win without Bradford against Miami so he has his star quarterback ready for the Longhorns in a great sports books matchup.
Miami was highly thought of at sports books until last week when they were run over by Virginia Tech. Many who wager at Internet sportsbook sites have gotten off of the Hurricanes as fast as they got on.