Baylor vs. Oklahoma Prediction
Big 12 rivals clash in Norman on Saturday night when Oklahoma hosts Baylor at 8:00 p.m. ET. Given the Bears struggles this season, will the Sooners rout Baylor as a 21.5-point home favorite or is there a better option on the board for bettors in this conference clash?
407 Baylor Bears (+21.5) at 408 Oklahoma Sooners (-21.5); 60.5
Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
8:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, December5, 2020
Baylor Bears Game Notes
Baylor senior QB Charlie Brewer completed 31-of-39 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing 23 times for 56 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 32-31 win over Kansas State. The Baylor Bears were trailing for basically all of this game. With Baylor's running backs providing nothing of value, the burden of both the run and pass game was all on Brewer's shoulders. Slowly but surely, Brewer clawed the team back into the game in the second half. Most of his rushing production was in the red zone, but between the 20s, Brewer came alive in the fourth quarter as he started pressing down the field out of necessity. Brewer clearly has the arm talent to attack down the field and it finally showed as the game started to close out. Baylor escape with their second win of the year and have Oklahoma on deck for next week.
Oklahoma Sooners Game Notes
Oklahoma sophomore TE Austin Stogner (leg) is likely out against Baylor this Saturday. Stogner (6'6/241) had been enjoying a breakout season, catching 25 passes for 410 yards and three touchdowns through seven games until he suffered a leg injury against Kansas on November 7. HC Lincoln Riley is notoriously tight-lipped about injuries, but quarterback Spencer Rattler indicated Stogner is out in a recent interview with SI.com. Brayden Willis and Jeremiah Hall will continue to handle tight end duties in his absence.
Baylor vs. Oklahoma Betting Prediction
The Bears are 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between these two teams and are 8-2 against the number in their last 10 trips to Norman. The underdog has also cashed in five of the previous seven meetings in this series while Baylor is 9-2-1 against the number in its last 12 games as an underdog. The Bears are 11-1 at the betting window in their last 12 games played in December, are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games as a road underdog and are 15-5-2 ATS in their last 22 games coming off a failed cover.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 14 BETTING PREDICTION: BAYLOR BEARS +21.5