Oklahoma vs. Baylor - 11/12/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (6-2) at Oklahoma Sooners (7-2)
College Football: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Oklahoma Sooners -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ABC, ESPN2
The Baylor Bears and Oklahoma Sooners square off Saturday afternoon in a Big 12 college football game at Memorial Stadium.
The Baylor Bears hope to snap a two-game losing streak and stay in the Big 12 conference race. The Baylor Bears have five wins over ranked teams since the 2014 season. Seth Russell is completing 55.5 percent of his passes for 1,978 yards, 19 touchdowns and six interceptions. Russell has two or more touchdown passes in 13 of his last 15 games. KD Cannon and Ishmael Zamora have combined for 953 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Chris Platt has 19 receptions. The Baylor Bears ground game is averaging 278.5 yards per contest, and Terence Williams leads the way with 691 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Baylor is allowing 25 points and 394.8 yards per game. Aiavion Edwards leads the Baylor Bears with 62 tackles, Taylor Young has 4.5 sacks and Orion Stewart has four interceptions.
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The Oklahoma Sooners hope to build on their six-game winning streak to stay in the Big 12 conference race. The Oklahoma Sooners have four home losses since the 2014 season. Baker Mayfield is completing 71.2 percent of his passes for 2,912 yards, 31 touchdowns and six interceptions. Mayfield has has four or more touchdown passes in four straight games. Dede Westbrook and Mark Andrews have combined for 1,525 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns while Joe Mixon has 24 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 215.5 yards per contest, and Mixon leads the way with 813 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 31.6 points and 421.2 yards per game. Jordan Evans leads the Oklahoma Sooners with 67 tackles, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo has seven sacks and Steven Parker has two interceptions.
The Bears are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 18-8 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Sooners are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 conference games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Bears are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Oklahoma and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings overall.
Oklahoma continues to play its best football of the season and has its eyes on a Big 12 title and maybe an outside chance at the college football playoff if things get crazy down the stretch. Regardless, Baylor isn't the same Baylor we're used to seeing and was just waxed by an average TCU team. With the way the Sooners are playing right now, this should be an OU blowout victory.