- The Indiana Hoosiers have beaten the spread in their last five games.
- The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 5-0 ATS the last five times they’ve played as a road underdog.
- The Under is 6-0-1 the last seven times the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens have played in Baltimore.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Week 12 of the College football season features several high-profile games and several prime CFB betting opportunities. Week 11 also features one of the most important games for two teams thought to be competing for a Super Bowl bid.
The No. 3 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes take on the No. 9 ranked Indiana Hoosiers at 12 p.m. EST to start Saturday. This will be the biggest Big Ten matchup of the year so far and the Buckeyes will have to make a statement if they want their College Football Playoff odds to remain atop the odds boards.
For football fans in Oklahoma, the biggest game of the day will be between the No. 14 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. the No. 18 ranked Oklahoma Sooners. Despite the two losses and lower-ranking, the Sooners are still favored in the 2020 edition of the Football Bedlam Series.
In the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans are set to face off in what is expected to be a short game due to their ground and pound styles of offense. Both have seen their Super Bowl odds dip with losses last weekend. Can either make a statement here?
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers Odds
- Moneyline: Ohio State (-1100) Indiana (+650)
- Spread: Ohio State (-20.5)
- O/U: 67
The first and possibly biggest college football betting event on Saturday is between the Indiana Hoosiers and Ohio State Buckeyes. The game was originally postponed due to COVID-19 complications, however, the time off hasn’t seemed to affect the odds for the game.
The Buckeyes are massive favorites on the spread, but all trends point to the Hoosiers beating it.
The Hoosiers are 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in their previous five games overall, 4-0 ATS in their last four matchups after a bye week, 7-0 against the spread the last seven times they’ve come off of a win, and 6-0 ATS the last six times they’ve come into a game as the road underdog.
With a spread as large as 20.5 points, look for the Hoosiers’ dominance against the spread to continue.
The best way to break the book this week is to choose an alternate spread. Sports betting sites such as Bovada are offering alternate spreads such as the Hoosiers (+18) at +120 odds.
The Hoosiers are coming into this game undefeated on the season, having defeated premiere Big Ten names such as the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Michigan Wolverines.
The Hoosiers may not win against the Buckeyes due to Ohio State’s amount of talent on the field, but expect them to give the Buckeyes and sports bettors a run for their money.
Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Oklahoma Sooners Odds
- Moneyline: Sooners (-260) Cowboys (+215)
- Spread: Oklahoma (-7.0)
- O/U: 59
The primetime game slated on the schedule is in Norman between the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys. The in-state rivalry carries years’ worth of smack talk and hatred for the other team, but it also comes with years’ worth of stats and betting trends.
The first stat that bettors should keep in mind is that the Sooners have won the last five games in the series. Mike Gundy, head coach of the cowboys, is also only 2-15 against the Sooners during his tenure. However, the teams look much different this season.
Both come into the game with their star players listed as questionable to play. For Oklahoma State, their primary running back Chuba Hubbard is still recovering from an injury suffered on November 7. For the Sooners, their starting quarterback is still coming off an injury suffered on the same day.
The biggest battle of the day will be between the OU offense and the OSU defense.
Oklahoma ranks sixth in the country in terms of points per game at 46.1 points while the Cowboys rank fourteenth in the country in terms of points allowed at 17.8. With this in mind and the fact that the Under is 5-1 in their last 6 games as the underdog, take the Under for this matchup as well.
When it comes to the spread, the Cowboys are also 5-0 ATS in their last five matchups as a road underdog.
While the moneyline odds look the most tempting, this might be a game where betting on those odds live would be best suited.
Tennessee Titans vs. Baltimore Ravens Odds
- Moneyline: Baltimore (-240) Tennessee (+200)
- Spread: Ravens (-5)
- O/U: 49.5
Those betting on the NFL will have their eyes on the Baltimore Ravens vs. the Tennessee Titans. Both teams were seen as some of the top contenders in the AFC coming into the season, but those expectations have begun to vanish. Both teams are coming off of a loss and are desperate for a win.
The game will be played in Baltimore where the Ravens have suffered two of their three losses this season. The Titans on the other hand have only lost once this season on the road.
As mentioned before, both teams like to establish the run. However, the Ravens rank 11th in the league in total yards allowed while the Titans are ranked seventeenth. To add to that, the Ravens rank seventh in the league in terms of pass defense while the Titans rank 28th.
This is a matchup where Lamar Jackson and the Ravens should be able to establish the run and expose the Titans in the passing game.
With that taken into account, you can feel comfortable in taking the Ravens on the moneyline. However, be wary of taking them on the spread. The Ravens are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games when entering as the favorite.
Also, when it comes to the Over/Under, know that the Under is 4-1 in the Ravens’ last five games when they’re playing at home as the favorite.
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