Oklahoma St vs Oklahoma Football Betting Tip – 12-03-2016 – NCAA Football Picks
Line: Oklahoma -11, 76.5
Kickoff: 12:30pm EST
Oklahoma State Cowboys (9-2 SU, 7-4 ATS)
Oklahoma Sooners (9-2 SU, 5-6 ATS)
The Bedlam Rivalry kicks off tomorrow at 12:30pm EST in the Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. When the Sooners and Cowboys meet, great football games tend to follow. Four of the last six contests in the series have been decided by nine points or less, and two have gone to overtime. The Sooners own an all time advantage 85-18-7 dating back to 1904.
The Big 12 Title is at stake this year and both teams have played well recently. Both teams have won out since September and one more win not only gets them a 10 win season but a Big 12 Title. The winner gets a trip to the Sugar Bowl and some new hardware for its trophy case. And more importantly, bragging rights for a year.
The Cowboys look to build upon their 7 game win streak with help from their QB Mason Rudolph. Rudolph is completing 64.2 percent of his passes for 3,591 yards, 25 touchdowns and four interceptions. Rudolph has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven games. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ground game is averaging 165 yards per contest, and Justice Hill leads the way with 943 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing 27.2 points and 441.4 yards per game.
As good as the Cowboys offense is the Sooners are a tick better. OU is lead by dual threat QB Baker Mayfield. Mayfield is completing 71.4 percent of his passes for 3,381 yards, 35 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Mayfield has two or more touchdown passes in every game this season. The Sooners average over 500 yards of offense per game but what sets them apart from the Cowboys is the running game. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 228 yards per contest, and Joe Mixon leads the way with 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns. On the defensive side, OU concedes an average of 30.5 points and 443.1 yards per game.
There is a chance of rain in the forecast which means both teams could lean on their running games. This is a rivalry game and while the Sooners blew out the Cowboys last season, this year they both are different teams.
This spread is too much in favor of the Sooners as the Cowboys can score on these Oklahoma corners which are weak. This game should be much closer than the spread indicates which is why I recommend taking the points in this matchup.
Oklahoma St vs Oklahoma Football Betting Tip: Oklahoma State +11