2016 Bedlahm Game Prediction
Will Oklahoma State cover as a double-digit underdog when it takes on Oklahoma at 12:30PM ET in the Bedlam Game?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Sooners are 11-point home favorites versus the Cowboys while the total currently sits at 76 points. Oklahoma originally opened as a 14-point favorite but the line dropped to 11, while the total opened at 76, shot up to 77.5, and is now back down to that original number of 76.
OKLAHOMA STATE KEY TRENDS: The Cowboys are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four games versus a team with a winning record and are 4-1 at the betting window in their last five conference games. They're also 10-1 against the number in their last 11 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and are 4-1 ATS in their last five games coming off a win of more than 20 points.
OKLAHOMA KEY TRENDS: The Sooners are a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four games versus a team with a winning record and have covered in 11 of their last 15 conference games. That said, they're just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games when they covered the week before and are 3-7 against the number in their last 10 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
OUR PREDICTION: This line looks too obvious. Why lay double-digits in a rivalry game when both teams can put up points and the road team is 4-0 against the spread in the last four meetings between these two teams? It feels like somewhat of a trap, but I'm also not going to over-think this one. Oklahoma State is 9-2 on the year, is 3-1 on the road and is 7-4 against the spread this season. This is a massive rivalry game and I'm getting 11 points with the dog in what could turn into a shootout. I'll take the points.
CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS +11