Oklahoma State at Baylor: 12/12/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Baylor Bears (2-6) vs Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-3)
Game Info: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm (McLane Stadium)
Betting Odds: Baylor Bears +5 -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The 15th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys will travel to McLane Stadium to take on the Baylor Bears this Saturday night in College Football action.
The 15th ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys dropped to 6-3 on the season after being defeated by the TCU Horned Frogs, 29-22, this past Saturday. Oklahoma State went into halftime with a 16-7 lead, however, the Cowboys struggled defensively in the 2nd half and allowed the Horned Frogs to take the lead for good after a 71-yard TD reception by Derius Davis with 7:56 left in the 4th quarter. Oklahoma State was outgained by TCU by a 501-418 margin and lost despite forcing 5 TCU turnovers. Leading the way for the Cowboys was RB Dezmon Jackson who had 118 yards & 1 TD on 29 carries.
On the season, Oklahoma State is averaging 28.1 ppg on 407.7 total yards per game (220.3 passing yds/g; 187.3 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Oklahoma State has been led by RB Chuba Hubbard who had 625 yards & 5 TD’s on 133 carries. Hubbard has been out the last two games due to injury. Leading the way for the Oklahoma State backfield while Hubbard is out has been Dezmon Jackson (83 att, 488 yards, 4 TD) & LD Brown (70 att, 395 yards, TD). QB Spencer Sanders has completed 61.0% of his passes for 1,355 yards, 7 TD, & 6 INT. the top receiving threats for the Cowboys have been Tylan Wallace (53 rec, 877 yards, 6 TD), Dillon Stoner (29 rec, 283 yards), and Braydon Johnson (18 rec, 237 yards, TD).
Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing their opponents to average 24.6 ppg on 389.0 total yards per game.
The Baylor Bears dropped to 2-6 on the season after being defeated by the 11th ranked Oklahoma Sooners, 27-14, this past Saturday. Baylor struggled offensively against Oklahoma and could not fight back after the Sooners to ok a 17-0 lead early in the 2nd quarter. Baylor outgained Oklahoma by a 288-269 margin, however, did lose the turnover battle by a 2-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Bears was QB Charlie Brewer who completed 30 of 56 passes for 263 yards, 1 TD, & 2 INT.
On the season, Baylor is averaging 25.9 ppg on 329.5 total yards per game (236.6 passing yds/g; 92.9 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Baylor has been led by QB Charlie Brewer who has completed 62.7% of his passes for 1,890 yards, 14 TD, & 8 INT. Brewer is also the 2nd leading rusher for the Bears as he has 170 yards & 4 TD’s on the season. The top receiving threats for the Bears was R. J. Sneed (36 rec, 469 yards, 3 TD), Trestan Ebner (25 rec, 300 yards, 3 TD), Gavin Holmes (30 rec, 231 yards, TD), and Ben Sims (14 rec, 164 yards, 3 TD). Leading the way for the Bears backfield has been led by Craig Williams who has 197 rushing yards & 2 TD’s on 26 carries.
Defensively, Baylor is allowing their opponents to average 27.6 ppg on 355.4 total yards per game (185.0 passing yds/g; 170.4 rushing yds/g).
The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December, however, are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bears are 12-1 ATS in their last 13 games in December and 37-18 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Oklahoma State is just not playing same level of football that we saw earlier this season and have struggled on the road as of late losing their last two road games to Oklahoma & TCU. Baylor has had a season to forget, however, the Bears have been competitive this season and as I think the Baylor defense will keep this game tight, I’m taking the home team and the points in this one. Good Luck!