Top sportsbooks online favor the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners by 9-points over the No. 7 Baylor Bears, as the spread goes for the Big 12 championship game on December 7 at 11:00 a.m. CT at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Baylor vs. Oklahoma Big 12 Championship Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Baylor||+9 (-110)||64½ (-110)||+255|
|Oklahoma||-9 (-110)||64½ (-110)||-310|
Betting Baylor Bears
The Bears finished the regular season with an 11-1 record (8-1 in conference play). According to the best online sportsbooks, BU went 8-4 ATS. Starting QB Charlie Brewer is 224 of 342 (65.5%) for 2,935 yards with 20 TDs, six picks, and 27 sacks. Wide receiver Denzel Mims has 945 yards and 11 TDs on 61 receptions. Baylor ranks 41st in passing offense with 258.9 yards per game. Running back John Lovett has rushed 618 yards on 97 carries.
The Bears also rank 41st in rushing yards per game (186.2). BU has the 15th-best scoring offense in the country, averaging 36.2 points per game. Linebacker Terrell Bernard has 95 tackles and 4.5 sacks, and cornerback Grayland Arnold has six interceptions. Baylor is tied for 13th-best scoring offense, allowing 18.4 points per game. Conversely, the Bears rank 51st in run defense, yielding 143.7 yards per game.
Per top sportsbooks online, Baylor is 5-2 ATS in their last seven games after allowing fewer than 20 points in their previous game. 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine after a straight-up win of more than 20 points. And 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
“I personally would like to see the Big 12 champion go to the College Football Playoff year in and year out,” head coach Matt Rhule said. “How that works out, I don’t know. I just think if you win this league and you play nine league games, plus a 10th game when you play a rematch, I think that you should have a chance to play. “What good is having a national championship if it’s not national?”
Betting Oklahoma Sooners
The Sooners’ regular-season record is equal to that of the Bears, both overall and in conference play. However, the Oklahomies finished 5-7 ATS, according to top sportsbooks online. Starting QB Jalen Hurts is 205 of 285 (71.9%) for 3,347 yards with 31 TDs, six picks, and 18 sacks. Hurts also led the school with 1217 rushing yards and 18 TDs on 196 carries (all career-highs). Wide receiver CeeDee Lamb had 1035 yards and 14 TDs on 50 catches.
The Sooners rank 16 in passing offense (304.3 ypg) and 9th in rushing offense (260.0 ypg). Additionally, Oklahoma is 5th in scoring offense with 44.3 points per game. All of which combines for the best total offense in the country (564.3 all-purpose yards per game). Linebacker Kenneth Murray has 85 tackles, defensive lineman Ronnie Perkins has six sacks, and defensive back Brendan Radley-Hiles has two interceptions.
The Sooners are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games after a straight-up win. 4-10 ATS in their last 14 neutral site games. And 2-5 ATS in their last seven games after allowing fewer than 20 points in their previous game.
“We know the intent that we have, the standard we have and how we want to play, the style of football we want to play,” Hurts said. “It’s about going out there and executing and finishing. Talk about maybe finishing drives or finishing football plays or finishing games in general. That’s what we want to do, and I think we took another step with that today. Room to improve like always, but we’ll take this win.”
Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma Sooners Big 12 Championship Pick
Oklahoma’s defense is good at best and mediocre at worst. But the Sooners’ lethal offense should have no trouble staying nine points ahead of the Bears.