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Baylor Bears vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Preview

01 December 2021

 

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Saturday, December 04th Baylor Bears @ Oklahoma State Cowboys

 

 

It’s one of the most exciting games of the entire year, the Big 12 Championship. This year, we have two teams that, at the beginning of the season, no one could’ve predicted. The Baylor Bears versus the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Both of these teams come in with incredible records, the Cowboys with a slightly better one. However, this game could determine much more.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys come into this game with an 11-1 record and are ranked 1st in the Big 12. The Baylor Bears are at 10-2 and follow closely behind them. This game doesn’t just determine the champion of the Big 12, though, but who enters the CFP.

The Cowboys are the favorite in this one, but some believe there’s an upset brewing. Let’s take a look at each team.

Baylor Bears Betting Preview: Keys to the Big 12 Championship

This is the big stage for the Baylor Bears, and they understand the implications. A win here gives them a slight chance to enter the College Football Playoffs. A loss equals them starting their season all over again from scratch next season.

It’s tough not to root for the Bears, they fly under the radar, but this season emerged as a fan favorite. There’s one big reason why too.

The Baylor Bears average 227.4 rushing yards per game, led by Abram Smith. This rushing offense has battered teams all season, and they’ll look to do the same against the Cowboys.

However, the bread and butter for the Bears is their ferocious defense, a defense that allows just 19.4 ppg. If they want to upset Oklahoma State, they’ll need that defense to perform at its best.

Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Preview: Keys to the Big 12 Championship

We already know that the Cowboys are 5.5-point favorites in this game. However, if you’re wondering why it’s because they’ve been unstoppable this season.

The Cowboys don’t do just one particular thing really well; they’re overall an amazing team. They can beat you through the air, on the ground, and with incredible defense. We wonder how they’ll fare against Baylor.

The Baylor defense will try and find ways to stop this offense that averages 31.8 points per game. Unfortunately for Baylor, there isn’t one particular part of the Cowboys offense that you stop.

Considering they do everything well and play stingy defense, we love the Cowboys in this one. Still, there is a 5.5-point spread to worry about when choosing Oklahoma State.

Our Pick for the Big 12 Championship

After looking at what each team brings to the contest and the 5.5-point spread, we want to dig deeper. Baylor has gone 8-4 against the spread this season, a rather remarkable record.

However, the Oklahoma State Cowboys have a much better 9-2-1 record. In their last three meetings, the Cowboys have gone 2-1 against the Baylor Bears.

Now that we have that information, we’ll go with the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Cowboys have a more well-rounded team and are better against the spread.

Expect the No.5 Oklahoma State Cowboys to win this game and cover the 5.5-point spread on Saturday. They’ll also likely be selected to play in the College Football Playoffs.

DunkelIndex Free Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys -5.5, UNDER

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