- The Oklahoma Sooners will look to continue the nation’s longest active winning streak against the Baylor Bears this week with huge implications for both the Big 12 Championship and the CFP.
- Oklahoma’s (-280) odds to win the Big 12 are currently the shortest in the conference, and will likely shorten dramatically with a win this weekend over Baylor.
WACO, Texas – The undefeated Oklahoma Sooners are currently the clear favorite to win the Big 12 Conference, sitting at (-280) odds.
The Sooners sit at a 9-0 outright record and a 6-0 record in the Big 12; however, they will face their toughest test of 2021 this week as they travel to Waco to take on the Baylor Bears.
Baylor has the fourth-shortest odds to win the Big 12 at (+1400) on legal sports betting sites.
Baylor Bears Vs. Oklahoma Sooners Betting Odds
- Baylor +5.5 (-105)
- Oklahoma -5.5 (-115)
- Baylor +180
- Oklahoma -220
- Over 62 (-110)
- Under 62 (-110)
This week’s matchup against Baylor holds heavy implications on Oklahoma’s chances of both winning the Big 12 and making this year’s college football playoffs. A win for the Sooners would move them to 7-0 in conference, which would essentially guarantee a conference championship game appearance.
After their matchup with Baylor, Oklahoma has Oklahoma State and Iowa State remaining, the most difficult three-game stretch on their schedule.
Before they get to the Cowboys and the Cyclones, however, they will have to win the game in front of them. The Sooners have obviously excelled outright in 2021 with their 9-0 record; however, they have not been nearly as successful against the spread, as they hold a 4-5 record in that regard.
On the other hand, Baylor sits at a 7-2 outright record with a 6-3 record against the spread.
Oklahoma will have a tough task on their hands as they attempt to contain Baylor running back Abram Smith. Smith ranks ninth in the NCAA in rushing yards (1,055), third in yards per carry (7.33), and 18th in rushing touchdowns (11).
In the last three games, Smith has averaged 22 carries per game, topping 125 yards in each of those appearances.
Oklahoma has been one of the better teams in the NCAA at limiting opposing rushing attacks, ranking 17th in rushing yards allowed per game with 108.2. The matchup will hinge heavily on Oklahoma’s ability to stop Smith. Both teams will likely come out with plenty of motivation for the game, as both teams’ Big 12 title hopes are at stake.
Baylor has covered the spread in 12 of their last 17 matchups as an underdog, and they have covered the spread in four of the last five matchups against Oklahoma. Despite this, Oklahoma has won each of their last seven matchups with Baylor outright.
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