Bedlam Game Prediction
Will Oklahoma pull off a small upset in the "Bedlam Game" when it takes on Oklahoma State Saturday afternoon?
ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Okalahoma State. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cowboys are now just 1.5-point home favorites versus the Sooners, who opened as a 3-point underdog. The total, meanwhile, sits at 75.5 points, up from the original number of 74.
THE PUBLIC LIKES: Oklahoma. As of Saturday morning, the Sooners were receiving 56% of tickets on today's game.
HISTORICAL TRENDS LIKE: Oklahoma and the over. The Sooners are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games in Stillwater and have covered in nine of the last 12 meetings between these two teams. The over is also 3-1- in the last five meetings between these two rivals and is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings in Stillwater.
WHO WE LIKE: Oklahoma. Baker Mayfield out-played Mason Rudolph a year ago in Norman and I'm not about to bet against Mayfield as an underdog today. He has completed 72.5 percent of his passes with 23 touchdowns to just three interceptions. He's at the controls of one of the most dynamic offenses in college football.
Oklahoma is 12-2 against the spread on the road against teams with at least a 60% winning percentage. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, is 3-9 against the number at home against offensive teams averaging more than 6.0 yards per play.
This might come down to who has the ball last but if it's Mayfield, I love my chances of cashing on the Sooners in what is essentially an elimination game for both teams.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 PICK: OKLAHOMA SOONERS +1.5