4* Non-Conference Game of the Month on Oklahoma -10

4* Non-Conference Game of the Month on Oklahoma -10

Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma, 10/27/2012 20:00 EDT, Score: 30 - 13

Point Spread: -10/-110 Oklahoma

Sportsbook: BookMaker

Result: Loss

4* Non-Conference Game of the Month on Oklahoma -10
Notre Dame is 7-0 but I'm not sold. Neither are the books judging by the line.

The Fighting Irish have a good defense, but they are offensively challenged. They rank 77th in scoring (25.9 ppg) and 73rd in total offense (387.9 ypg).

Oklahoma is a more complete team. It is far superior on offense, ranking 5th in scoring (44.7 ppg) and 17th in total offense (488.2 ypg).

While Notre Dame's defensive numbers are slightly better, Oklahoma has posted impressive defensive numbers while playing against better offenses. The Sooners rank 12th in scoring defense (15.3 ppg allowed) and 15th in total defense (301.7 ypg allowed). They have gone up against Kansas State, Texas and Texas Tech - teams all currently ranked in the top 11 in scoring. Notre Dame has gone up against Michigan and Miami - teams not even currently ranked in the top 50 in scoring.

Oklahoma will have no trouble slowing down Notre Dame's offense. The Irish, on the other hand, will encounter some difficulty against the best offensive attack they've seen.

Oklahoma is 13-3 ATS all-time under Coach Bob Stoops as a home favorite of 7.5 to 14 points. It has won by an average score of 40.1 to 14.8 in this situation.

It is also 10-2 ATS all-time under Stoops in home games versus excellent ball control teams that average 32 or more minutes of possession time per game. They have won by an average score of 42.7 to 13.9 in this situation. Lay the points.


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