As good of a game as any for handicappers to bet this week in football is the match between Oklahoma vs. Clemson. The Las Vegas Strip and offshore betting odds are at Oklahoma -4 with a total of 63 to 63.5. The line opened at -3.5 and 64.5. A modest 52 percent of bets have been placed on the favorite. Though the public definitely prefers betting favorites, the exemption is when elite teams are underdogs. Hence though the percentile is low for chalk, this clearly fits into the frequent omission. A whopping 82 percent are investing in the over with 65 percent taking the Tigers on the money line.
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Pro bettors bring into play distinct key handicapping key performance indicators than the losing donk. Here is an analysis of that game from a wagering perspective. To contrast yards per rush on offense, the pre-eminence scientifically goes to OU but by a narrow .2. Passing yards per completion is another gage consumed by Vegas whales. The lead is owned by the Sooners by 1.8, which is no small edge. Perhaps the most made use of number by skilled gamblers is yards per point. From the offensive examination the better metrics are is in the column of also the Sooners by a highly efficient 1.4 edge.
Onward to strategic records on the defensive side of the ball. The yards per rush guide says the best run defense in this game anyway is OU by .1. The better-quality passing yards per completion data on defense give the omnipotence to the Sooners by 1.4. In terms of yards per point, the better of the two defenses is Oklahoma by 2.3. Turnover ratio favors Oklahoma by 12.
Yards per point used by best free picks is determined by dividing total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.
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Spread trends (all records against the spread): Oklahoma 5-0 off win of 20 or more points, 8-3 outside conference, but 1-5 on neutral fields. Clemson is 5-0 on neutral sites, 6-2 to teams with a winning record, 0-4 after getting more than 280 yards passing last game.
Over/under angles: OU has gone under 12-3 in December, but over 10-3 after accumulating 450 total yards last game. Clemson has gone under 12-3 after scoring more than 40 points last game.