Oklahoma vs. Baylor - 11/8/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (7-1) at Oklahoma Sooners (6-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The Baylor Bears and Oklahoma Sooners meet Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
The Baylor Bears look to pick up their fourth road win of the season and remain in the playoff hunt. Baylor remains an offensive juggernaut behind Bryce Petty, who is completing 54.8 percent of his passes for 20 touchdowns and three interceptions. Petty has thrown for 11 touchdowns and two interceptions in his last three games. Baylor hs 35 passing plays of 25 or more yards and is averaging 16 yards per reception. The Baylor Bears have won six straight games when passing for 300-plus yards. KD Cannon and Corey Coleman have combined for nearly 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns, while Antwan Goodley has four touchdowns in his last four games. Baylor is averaging 4.9 yards per carry and Shock Linwood has 777 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, rushing for at least one touchdown in every game but one. Defensively, the Baylor Bears are allowing 21.9 points, 322.6 yards, and they’ve forced 16 turnovers and 27 sacks. Bryce Hager leads Baylor with 63 tackles and Shawn Oakman has 12.5 tackles for loss.
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The Oklahoma Sooners have split their last four games and hope to remain in the Big 12 hunt with a win. Offensively, the Sooners are led by a ground game that’s averaging 5.7 yards per carry and has produced 25 touchdowns. Oklahoma has 16 rushing plays of 20 or more yards and is coming off a five-touchdown performance. Samaje Perine and Alex Ross have combined for close to 1,200 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. Trevor Knight is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Knight has nine total touchdowns and three interceptions in his last three games. Oklahoma’s leading receiver Sterling Shepard is questionable for this game with a leg injury. Defensively, the Oklahoma Sooners are allowing 21.8 points, 383.6 yards, and they’ve forced 16 turnovers and 21 sacks. Dominique Alexander leads Oklahoma with 61 tackles and Eric Striker has 9.5 tackles for loss.
The Bears are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 conference games and 20-6-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Sooners are 6-2 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The Bears are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Oklahoma, while the road team is 11-3 ATS in their last 14 meetings,
I have no idea how the Baylor Bears are such big underdogs in this spot, but I'm not asking any questions. Oklahoma simply can't keep up with Baylor offensively, and although Oklahoma's defense is tough, nobody is able to keep Petty and the Bears from putting up points. Give me Baylor to win outright in what is probably the best value on the board.