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The Oklahoma Sooners kicked off their 2020 season by thrashing Missouri State but followed with back-to-back losses against Kansas State and Iowa State. They bounced back with a four-overtime victory over Texas, which began a run of eight consecutive wins to close out the campaign. No. 2 Oklahoma hopes to pick up where it left off when it takes on Tulane on Saturday in the 2021 season opener for both programs. The Sooners are the hosts but will be the designated road team as the game was relocated due to the damage Hurricane Ida caused in New Orleans this past Sunday.

Kickoff at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is set for noon ET. The Sooners are 31.5-point favorites in the latest Oklahoma vs. Tulane odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 67.5. Before making any Tulane vs. Oklahoma picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of more than $3,600 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 1 of the 2021 season on a 57-37 run on all top-rated college football picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Oklahoma vs. Tulane. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds and trends for Tulane vs. Oklahoma:

  • Oklahoma vs. Tulane spread: Sooners -31.5
  • Oklahoma vs. Tulane over-under: 67.5 points
  • Oklahoma vs. Tulane money line: Sooners -15000, Green Wave +2500
  • OKLA: The Sooners are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games
  • TUL: The Green Wave are 2-6 ATS in their last eight contests as road underdogs
Featured Game | Oklahoma Sooners vs. Tulane Green Wave

Why Oklahoma can cover

The Sooners are coming off their sixth consecutive conference championship, as they defeated Iowa State 27-21 to capture the Big 12 title last year. Oklahoma has lost just one of its last 11 season openers and has won 15 straight openers at home. The club rarely loses on its own field, going 123-11 at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium since the beginning of the 1999 campaign.

Oklahoma ranked sixth in the nation in scoring last season, producing an average of 43 points per game. Spencer Rattler played a big role in that as he threw 28 touchdown passes and ran for another six scores. The 20-year-old, who was named Most Outstanding Player of the Big 12 championship game, led all freshmen in the nation in TD throws, passing offense (275.5 yards) and total offense (290.1).

Why Tulane can cover

Quarterback Michael Pratt is coming off a season in which he threw for 1,806 yards and 20 touchdowns with eight interceptions in 10 contests. He was the seventh true freshman signal-caller to start a game for the Green Wave since 1975 and first to record a victory as a starter since Terrence Jones in 1985. Pratt also impressed with his legs as he ran for 229 yards and eight scores.

Tulane's offense clicked well last year as the team scored at least 24 points in every game and 30 or more in eight of its last 10 contests. The club had its best showing in its third game of 2020 against Southern Miss, recording nine TDs en route to a 66-24 victory. Prior to last year, the Green Wave hadn't scored 30 or more points in seven games in the same campaign since their perfect 12-0 season in 1998.

How to make Tulane vs. Oklahoma picks

SportsLine's model is leaning over the total, projecting 68 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine

So who wins Tulane vs. Oklahoma? And which side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.