Oklahoma Football National Championship Odds Should Remain Unaffected By Spencer Jones Bar Fight
A video has surfaced of University of Oklahoma wide receiver Spencer in a bar fight. The fight nearly cost Jones his eye according to his doctor. He will likely be able to make a full recovery, but the process will take time. There’s a real chance Jones will miss at least some of his redshirt senior season.
This shouldn’t have a major effect on Oklahoma’s chances to win the National Championship, currently sitting at +800 odds. Jones has never had a reception for Oklahoma, and his primary role is holder. Now, Jones is the best holder in the country, he won the Mortell Holder of the Year award in 2020, but that means little.
Downgrading at holder shouldn’t have a major effect on the kicking game. So long as Oklahoma has a competent replacement the kicking game shouldn’t see any drop-off.
Oklahoma is currently the oddsmakers’ fourth favorite to win the National Championship, behind Alabama +300, Clemson +400, and Ohio State +700. Their championship odds will all depend on the development of Spencer Rattler. The former five-star prospect will be entering his redshirt sophomore season in 2021, hoping to lead Oklahoma back to the college football playoffs.
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Who’s behind Rattler is the question. Oklahoma’s leading rusher Rhamondre Stevenson graduated after 2020. Leading receiver Marvin Mims, a true freshman in 2020, will return. Oklahoma would love to see Rattler and Mims chemistry carry their offense in 2021. However, it’s worth mentioning that Mims only put up 37 receptions and 610 yards in 11 games in 2020.
That’s why the heavy betting favorites are Alabama and Clemson. The two powerhouse schools account for 57.15% of total bets. Alabama is the early favorite to repeat as champions, with bettors placing 42.86% of total bets on the Crimson Tide.