Big 12 Championship: Iowa State vs Oklahoma 12/19/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

Big 12 Championship: Iowa State vs Oklahoma 12/19/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Brian Powers-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma Sooners (7-2) at Iowa State Cyclones (8-2)

College Football: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm (AT&T Stadium)

The Line: Iowa State Cyclones +6 -- Over/Under: 58 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Iowa State Cyclones battle the Oklahoma Sooners Saturday in the week 16 college football in the Big 12 Championship at AT&T Stadium in Texas.

The Oklahoma Sooners look for another win to end their season on a seven-game winning streak. The Oklahoma Sooners have won three straight non-home games. Spencer Rattler is completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 2,512 yards, 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Rattler has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Marvin Mims and Theo Wease have combined for 949 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Austin Stogner has 25 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 158 yards per contest, and T.J. Pledger leads the way with 449 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 22 points and 322.3 yards per game. Brian Asamoah leads the Oklahoma Sooners with 53 tackles, Isaiah Thomas has eight sacks and Tre Norwood has three interceptions. 

The Iowa State Cyclones look for another win to end their season on a six-game winning streak. The Iowa State Cyclones have won three of their last four non-home games. Brock Purdy is completing 66.2 percent of his passes for 2,272 yards, 17 touchdowns and six interceptions. Purdy has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last seven. Xavier Hutchinson and Charlie Kolar have combined for 1,058 receiving yards and nine touchdowns while Landen Akers has 16 receptions. The Iowa State Cyclones ground game is averaging 199.9 yards per contest, and Breece Hall leads the way with 1,357 yards and 17 touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa State is allowing 21.3 points and 338.1 yards per game. Mike Rose leads the Iowa State Cyclones with 81 tackles, Will McDonald IV has 8.5 sacks and Greg Eisworth II has one interception.

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The Sooners are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 neutral site games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cyclones are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 11-5 in Sooners last 16 neutral site games. The under is 5-2 in Cyclones last 7 games overall. The Sooners are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The Oklahoma Sooners are obviously the more talented team and should be favored, but they've also played just one game over the last several weeks and lost to Iowa State back in early October. The Iowa State Cyclones have had a much more consistent schedule, and they're the more balanced football team here when you consider how they move the football and their defense being in the top-25 in the country. Oklahoma can rely a little too much on the passing game, while Iowa State has more ways to win games. I've been more impressed by Iowa State this season. Give me the free touchdown. 

See Who The Experts Picked To Win This One

Randy’s Pick Iowa State Cyclones +6

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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