Oklahoma vs. Baylor - 12/7/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Baylor Bears (11-1) at Oklahoma Sooners (11-1)
College Football: Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 12:00 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -9.5 -- Over/Under: 63.5
The Baylor Bears and the Oklahoma Sooners meet in the Big 12 Championship in college football action from AT&T Stadium on Saturday.
Baylor rolls into this one at 11-1 overall. The Bears fell to Oklahoma in a thriller 34-31 a few weeks back, but since then they’ve taken out Texas 24-10 and Kansas 61-6 in their last pair.
In the win over the Jayhawks, Baylor QB Charlie Brewer tossed for 182 yards with a TD, and JaMycal Hasty had a great day rushing on 92 yards and three scores. Tyquan Thornton led the receivers there with 69 yards and a TD.
Over on the Oklahoma side, they’re 11-1 as well. Since their 48-41 loss to Kansas State, the Sooners have taken out Iowa State, Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State in their last four.
In the win over the Cowboys, Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts passed for 163 yards and a TD, and Kennedy Brooks put up 160 rush yards with a score. CeeDee Lamb led the receivers on 36 yards from four receptions.
The Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last four conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last four road games. Baylor is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 in December and 5-1 ATS in their last six on turf.
Meanwhile, the Sooners are 4-0 ATS in their last four in December and 1-4 ATS in their last five conference games. Oklahoma is 1-4 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last five overall.
Baylor jumped out to a huge lead against Kansas and didn’t have to do much after that—aside from showcasing their running game and player depth. The Bears have two straight wins by multiple TDs, which comes on the heels of three straight games decided by six points or fewer.
As for Oklahoma, they’re going to be looking to replicate the success they had in the passing game the last time these two teams met (four pass TDs and a 30/42 line for Hurts). It’s bound to be another tight game, and Oklahoma has been playing a lot of those lately. I’m going to say Baylor puts up a solid game here and pulls out a cover since the spread is relatively thick.