Last month the Baylor Bears had the Oklahoma Sooners on the ropes. Baylor was leading Oklahoma 28-3 in the 2nd quarter in front of a frenzied Bears sellout crowd. The victory was at hand. Or so it seemed. But from that point, the famed “Sooner Magic” took over and Oklahoma departed with a 34-31 win. Baylor did score the College Football betting payout as 10.5-point dogs. And that is what gamblers will be looking at for Saturday’s Big 12 Championship Game. The Bears are not the most spectacular team in college football. Instead, they are well-coached with strong fundamentals.
Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma Sooners
|Date and Time:||Saturday, December 7, 2019, Noon ET|
|Location:||AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas|
|Baylor vs. Oklahoma TV Coverage:||ABC|
Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma Sooners Overview
Oklahoma has an offshore bookmaker record of 11-1 straight up, 5-7 on the board and 5-6-1 under the total. Overall the Sooners have national metrics of fifth for scoring offense and 52nd for points allowed. Bedlam went to OU as usual in a 34-16 payout at Okie State on Saturday.
Counter to that is a Baylor mark of 11-1 straight up, 8-4 vs. the spread, and 6-6 on totals. National rankings have the Bears ranked 15th for scoring offense and 13th for points allowed. Kansas was clobbered at home against Baylor 61-6 on Saturday.
Key Bears: QB Charlie Brewer (2935 YDS, 65.5% COMP, 8.6 AVG, 20 TD, 6 INT, 27 SACKS, 153.4 RTG), RB John Lovett (97 ATT, 618 YDS, 6.4 AVG, 5 TD,) WR Denzel Mims (61 REC, 945 YDS, 15.5 AVG, 11 TD), PK John Mayers (49-49 XP, 13-16 FG, 88 PTS), LB Terrel Bernard (95 TACKLES, 4.5 SACKS, 1 INT)
Key Sooners: QB Jalen Hurts (3347 YDS, 71.9% COMP, 11.7 AVG, 31 TD, 6 INT, 18 SACKS, 202.3 RTG, 196 RSH, 1217 YDS, 6.2 AVG, 18 TD), RB Kennedy Brooks (128 ATT, 917 YDS, 7.2 AVG, 4 TD), WR CeeDee Lamb (50 REC, 1035 YDS, 20.7 AVG, 14 TD), PK Gabe Brkic (45-45 XP, 14-14 FG, 87 PTS)
Baylor and Oklahoma vs. The Line
The Bears are:
- 6-3-1 against the spread in their last 10 away games
- 2-4 under the total on the road
- 9-3 on the board in their last 12 Big 12 Conference Games
- 3-9 under the total
The Sooners are:
- 3-8-1 against the spread in their last 12 away games
- 8-4 over the total on the road
- 1-4 vs. the odds head to head against Baylor
- 5-2 over the total vs. the Bears
- 3-8-1 on the board when playing Big 12 Conference teams
- 4-5 under the total in their last 12 Big 12 matchups
Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma Sooners College Football Betting Picks
While the Sooners defense is not great it is far better than it was a year ago. But Baylor had made tremendous strides as a College Football Betting value. Head coach Matt Rhule is one of the most coveted field generals in the land. Look for the Bears to finish this one after blowing their first meeting against the Sooners.
Baylor vs. Oklahoma College Football Betting Prediction: Baylor Bears
Baylor vs. Oklahoma College Football Betting Score Prediction: Baylor 35, Oklahoma 34