Underperforming Big 12 rivals meet head-on when the Baylor Bears travel to the Sooner State to take on Oklahoma in Week 10. The defending champs have already lost three games, two in the conference, while Oklahoma is 5-3 with three conference losses. Both teams were expected to compete for the title but have a lot of work to do to regain footing in the conference chase.
Let’s check the latest college football odds, stats, injury reports and college football lines for Baylor vs Oklahoma. We’ve plenty of NCAA football odds for you to consider.
Baylor Struggling in Big Spots
The Baylor Bears rebounded after two bad losses to beat Kansas and Texas Tech in recent weeks. It was an encouraging sign for a team in trouble after a 3-3 record to start the year on the heels of winning the conference title last season.
The Bears put in a performance worthy of the Big 12 champs in Week 9 against the Red Raiders. The offense went off for 442 yards, including 231 on the ground and 12-for-20 on third down.
Running back Richard Reese is the gem of this offense, with 334 yards combined in his last two games. Reese also has five touchdowns in that span. At this rate, he could be one of the most dangerous weapons in the Big 12.
With Oklahoma ranking outside the top 100 in rushing defense, Reese could be in for another big day. Then again, the Sooners held Iowa State starter Jirehl Brock to 22 yards on 11 attempts.
4th Place on the Line for Sooners
The race to the Big 12 title is a tight one. So close that despite entering Week 10 in the No. 6 spot, should Oklahoma win, they will shoot up to No. 3. A win would go a long way toward turning things around for the Sooners.
We were ready to sign off on the Sooners after getting thoroughly embarrassed in the Red River Shootout. But Oklahoma rebounded with back-to-back impressive wins over Kansas (52-42) and Iowa State (27-13).
Dillon Gabriel leads a Sooners’ offense that ranks surprisingly low (64th) in passing yards per game. It’s important to note that Gabriel was absent in the Texas game and made it rain in his return for 403 yards against the Jayhawks. His 14 passing touchdowns aren’t all that, but he has just one interception and a 26th-best QBR of 75.1.
Baylor vs Oklahoma Head-to-Head
Baylor won the last meeting between these Big 12 rivals, but it was their only win over the Sooners since 2013. The Sooners are 7-1 straight up, but Baylor is 5-3 against the spread. The Over/Under is 3-5.
Baylor vs Oklahoma Game Information
- Game: Baylor vs Oklahoma
- Location: Memorial Stadium, Norman, OK
- Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 5th, 3:00 p.m. ET
- Baylor vs Oklahoma Live Stream: ESPN
Baylor vs Oklahoma Betting Lines
Baylor vs Oklahoma Prediction
The Bears are getting back in the groove, but the three losses earlier this year were telling. Those games were the Bears’ three most important weeks up until that point. They were against good teams, but only one (OK-State) is currently ranked.
On the other hand, Oklahoma lost to two top-20 teams before getting embarrassed by Texas 49-0. The Bears took their frustrations over that loss out on the Jayhawks and Cyclones in the weeks following. The Sooners keep playing mad at home and covering against an underperforming Bears team.
We like the over in this game as well at 57½. Baylor has gone over the total in five straight games by an average of 9.1 points. The Sooner’s last five games are 3-2 to the over but covered by an average of 13.8 points.
The Oklahoma Sooners are listed at -160 in our Vegas NFL lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Sooners, you have a chance to win $63. The Baylor Bears are +140, offering a chance to win $140 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Sooners a 61.54% chance to win, with the Bears at 41.67%.