College Football: Big 12 OU vs. OKST
#5 Oklahoma Sooners (7-1, 4-1 Big 12) at #11 Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-1, 4-1 Big 12)
November 4, 2017- 4:00 PM ET (TV FS1) Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK
A showdown in Stillwater will highlight this college football clash as the No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners will seek to get out of Boone Pickens Stadium alive versus the favored No. 11 Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Big 12 battle that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
Best Sooners Lines: SportsBetting Spread (+2.5) ML “See Live Odds”
Best Cowboys Lines: MyBookie Spread (-1.5) ML -130
Over/Under: 5Dimes 76.0
Known within the state of Oklahoma as simply “Bedlam,” the Sooners (7-1, 4-1) and Cowboys (7-1, 4-1) will meet for the 112th time on Saturday in a nationally televised game that has huge meaning in the Big 12 Conference where four teams are tied amongst the top. Iowa State and TCU also are the other two schools tied with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
And as these two in-state rivals are expected to provide plenty of fireworks, which of these Heisman Trophy contenders in Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma and Mason Rudolph of the Cowboys will be able to lead their team to victory?
The Oklahoma offense behind Mayfield is scoring 42.9 points on 586.1 yards per game. Mayfield has thrown for 2,628 yards with 23 touchdowns to just three picks. Not to be outdone, the Cowboys behind Rudolph are putting up 44.5 points on 569.3 yards per contest. Rudolph has thrown for 2,866 yards with 22 touchdowns with five interceptions.
On defense, the Sooners are allowing 25.3 points to Oklahoma State yielding 24.4 points.
Holding a lopsided edge in the all-time series by an 85-19-7 margin, the Sooners roll into Stillwater with a three-game winning streak, but face an Oklahoma State team riding a four-game win streak of their own.
Both teams have playmakers which should make for an exciting game with plenty of points put on the board, but give the Cowboys the edge on the defensive end. For sports betting purposes for our US players, MyBookie is favoring OKST (-1.5) points over OKLA, with SportsBetting giving the “underdog” road Sooners (+2.5) points.
5Dimes delivers the over/under with 76.0 total game points scored. In staying with the totals in what should be a barnburner, I will favor the OVER of 76.0 total game points scored as my best betting pick.