Oklahoma vs. Iowa State Big 12 Championship Game Odds, Predictions and Betting Trends
The best USA sportsbooks favor Oklahoma when the Sooners and the Iowa State Cyclones clash on Saturday in the Big 12 championship game. One matchup will be the center of attention for fans and users of the best online sportsbooks alike.
Running back Breece Hall brings a fantastic background for Iowa State (8-2 SU, 6-4 ATS) into a game with a Sooners team (7-2 SU, 6-3 ATS) which has one of the nation’s best run defenses.
The Sooners started off the betting as a four-point favorite. The line has jumped to 5.5 at most sportsbooks. The total has moved down to 58 after opening at 60.5.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones NCAAF Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Oklahoma||-5 (-110)||58 (-110)||-195|
|Iowa State||+5 (-110)||58 (-110)||+168|
Betting Oklahoma Sooners
The Sooners are favored to win the title, according to the best USA sportsbooks. Only three FBS teams were better against the run than the Sooners. They held opponents to just 88.1 yards per game on the ground. But even they could not contain Hall. The sophomore sensation torched them for 139 rushing yards and a couple of touchdowns in the prior meeting between the teams. A 37-30 Iowa State upset win on October 3.
The Cyclones are able to put up points against pretty much any defense. The Oklahoma offense will have to be locked and loaded in Saturday’s conference championship game. That means quarterback Spencer Rattler has to deliver the goods. He passed for more than 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns this season. He had 300 yards and two TDs in the first encounter between the teams.
Oklahoma had another weekend off after their game with West Virginia was canceled for a second time this season. The game is canceled this time and not just postponed. It won’t be made up this season at any other time. In spite of not playing, the Sooners did move up slightly in the AP Poll Top 25 to No. 12 courtesy to Miami’s blowout loss to North Carolina.
Betting Iowa State Cyclones
The Cyclones are the underdogs, per the best USA sportsbooks. The Sooners are not at fault for sitting idly by while Hall ran all over them. He did that to everyone else. Hall rushed for 90 or more yards and at least one TD in every game of the season. He added 144 yards and a pair of TDs through the air.
He averaged 6.1 yards per carry this season versus teams ranked in The Associated Press Top 25. The question is whether Hall will get enough help from the rest of the offense. Brock Purdy enters the game having passed for seven touchdowns with no picks in his last three games. He is completing nearly 80% of his passes in that period. He’ll need to keep that up after completing just 12 of 24 passes for 254 yards and one TD against the Sooners back in October.
Iowa State (8-2) moved to the No. 7 spot, ahead of undefeated Cincinnati. Cinci slipped a spot to No. 8 after not playing since November 21. The Bearcats will be off again this week as a result of COVID-19 issues within their program before playing No. 24 Tulsa in the American championship next week.
Iowa State, the highest-ranked two-loss team, is scheduled face No. 11 Oklahoma next week in the Big 12 championship game. A conference championship may just keep the Cyclones ahead of Cincinnati and perhaps even push them into the top four.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones NCAAF Pick
It took a hell of a fourth-quarter rally for the Cyclones to pull out the win in October. There really isn’t much separation between these teams in terms of skills. All things being equal, let’s take Iowa State and the points.