Baylor is oh so close to getting into the Top 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings. The Bears are ranked forth in the AP Poll but sixth in the College Football Playoff rankings. Their last three games of the season all are against ranked teams. Beating No. 12 Oklahoma this Saturday, No. 5 Oklahoma State next Saturday and No. 13 TCU in 3 weeks will make a strong case for a top ranking.
The No. 12 Sooners are setup to face a similar schedule. After No. 4 Baylor, Oklahoma will host No. 13 TCU and travel to No. 5 Oklahoma State. A winning streak for the Sooner will all but guarantee a playoff invitation.
As crazy as it sounds, the battle between Oklahoma and Baylor this Saturday could be a defensive show down. Points will be scored, but the team’s defense which makes the key one or two stops in the game is what’s going to lead that team to victory. The college football week 11 odds favor Baylor by a field-goal to beat Oklahoma.
A Closer Look At The Oklahoma Sooners Vs Baylor Bears Odds, My Game Predictions, Free Pick & Betting Preview
What: No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners (8-1) at No. 4 Baylor Bears (8-0)
When: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Kickoff: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Waco, TX
Stadium: McLane Stadium
Weather: 62° F | Scattered Clouds
Spread: Baylor -3
Moneyline: Oklahoma +135 vs Baylor -155
Game Total: 77
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Oklahoma vs Baylor
Why Bet On #12 Oklahoma to Beat #6 Baylor (-3)
Since a loss to Texas, Oklahoma has posted 50 points and 500 yards of offense in each of its past four games.
It’s impossible to stop Baylor’s offense from putting up points. Baylor averages 665.6 yards per game. Baylor’s quarterbacks throw for 356.8 yards. Their running backs, mainly Shock Linwood, rush for 308.9 yards per game. Baylor averages 57.1 points per game. That’s tops in college football.
But, if there is any defense that can slow down the Bears, it might be the Sooners’. Sometimes a terrible loss can turn on the light switch for both a team and its coaching staff. That appears to be the case with the Sooners. After losing the Red River Rivalry 17 to 24 to Texas, Oklahoma has been nearly flawless in their games since.
“The way we’ve been playing, you have to feel confident — the way we’ve been executing, really, in all parts of the game,” Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. “As much as anything, we’re playing together as a team. The offense has been moving the ball and putting pressure on the other team, the way they’re scoring and moving the ball, and defensively, coming up with pressure and turnovers and a lot of good stops. We’ve got to play that way Saturday.”
The Sooners defense hasn’t allowed 27 points or more in any single game. That team was Texas Tech who averages 45.2 points per game. Oklahoma is 4 and 0 straight up and ATS since the loss to the Longhorns. The Sooners beat K-State 55 to 0, they destroyed Kansas 62 to 7 and they just got done ransacking Iowa State 52 to 16. If the Sooners defense can make just a few stops in this, Oklahoma might pull off the upset win.
Why Bet On #6 Baylor (-3) to Beat #12 Oklahoma
Baylor has won 20 in a row at home (13 straight Big 12 games) by an average of 25 PPG, and only the 61-58 win over TCU in 2014 was decided by less than a TD
Much more can’t be said other than that Baylor has had the Sooners number in recent matchups. The Bears have averaged 42 PPG, 511 YPG and 6.2 yards per play against the Sooners. Nearly a quarter of Baylor’s plays went for 10-plus yards, and the Bears scored TD on 21 of 56 drives. OU simply has been unable to stop the Bears. Throw in the fact that this game is in Waco, where Baylor has a perfect record in their last 20. The Bears may be a virtual lock to win.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
It’s time for Baylor’s defense to put the locks on an excellent offense. Oklahoma has scored 50 points or more in 4 straight games. Baylor needs to get a few stops. They have the talent to do it. My final score prediction is Baylor 59, Oklahoma 49.