RUMOR: Possible OU Suspensions Could Affect College Football Playoff Odds

2019-20 College Football Playoff odds are out and bettors have already begun making their bowl picks, but oddsmakers might stay busy when it comes to the Peach Bowl matchup between the Oklahoma Sooners and LSU Tigers. According to a prominent Oklahoma Sooners message board, suspensions could be looming for a handful of Oklahoma players.

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2019 College Football Playoff Odds

Team Odds Sportsbook
LSU +150 FD
Clemson +200 DK
Ohio State +250 DK
Oklahoma +1400 FD

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College Football Playoff Odds: Oklahoma vs. LSU

  • Spread: LSU -13
  • Point Total: 75.5
  • Opened: LSU -11
  • Time: 4 p.m. ET 12/28 on ESPN

UPDATE: LSU moved to -14 across the sports betting industry between the time this article was started and published.

College Football Playoff Picks: Trouble brewing in Norman?

The line for the first 2019 College Football Playoff game opened LSU -11, but bettors were quick to back 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers. Early cash came in on LSU, moving the line to -13. Online sports betting sites may not be finished moving College Football Playoff odds towards the direction of the Tigers.

On Sunday, rumors began circulating about impending suspensions for Oklahoma players. Posts titled “Rumors of Suspended players…”, “Inside sourced suspensions info ITT”, and “Updated “8:11pm: What we know on suspension rumors” have all been active threads on SoonerScoop.com, Oklahoma’s Rivals site. It’s unclear what the possible suspensions would be for, but one of the players included in the rumors is defensive lineman Ronnie Perkins. Perkins leads the Sooners with six sacks and has a total of 38 tackles for the season.

Disclaimer: The possible suspensions are speculation. We will update this article as more news comes out.

If you were considering betting on LSU, now might be a good time to do so. Lincoln Riley’s squad already looked vulnerable against an LSU offense that averaged 560.4 yards (390 through the air) and 48.7 points per game, ranking second nationally in each category during the regular season. Burrow passed for 4,300 yards and 44 touchdowns before adding 349 yards and four touchdowns in the SEC Championship game against Georgia. If Oklahoma is without their best defensive lineman and cornerback in the Peach Bowl and the first round of the College Football Playoff, as rumors suggest, then Burrow will have an even easier time dissecting an Oklahoma defense that gave up 40+ points to the likes of Kansas State and Iowa State.

College Football Playoff Picks: LSU -13, Over 75.5

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  • Matt Schmitto is the sports betting editor for RotoGrinders. He grew up in Texas, graduating from Texas Tech University. He has played high stakes DFS since 2013, and enjoys betting on golf, basketball, football and whatever else is put in front of him. Schmitto is an advocate of The Bettor’s Oath.

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