Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Baylor Bears Odds
It's the highest college football betting total in years - 87 - and more than 65 per cent of bettors are on the OVER!
In what looks like in might be another one of those Big 12 shootouts the 7-4 Oklahoma State Cowboys, coming off a tough Bedlam loss to rival Oklahoma, visit the 6-5 Baylor Bears Saturday afternoon (noon ET, FX).
In the early betting OSU, which has won the last six games in this series, was favored by four points over the Bears.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Bears here saw them open at 5Dimes as 5-point underdogs in this college football clash. It was the highest total seen in recent years, with listing the game at 87 as of Thursday, up for an open of 81.5!
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bears rated this week at No. 57 and the Cowboys sitting at No. 36. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 56-45 result in favor of the Cowboys this week.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baylor's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 44.4 PPG, against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 67 this week at 28.4 PPG. The Bears aerial game is averaging 358.5 yards per game, more than the Cowboys secondary allows through the air, 284.7 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Cowboys own the league's No. 55-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 166.2 yards per game when on the road. Baylor, on the other hand, rates No. 16 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Oklahoma State, they were a 51-48 loser as they battled Oklahoma on the road. Oklahoma State covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 99 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Joseph Randle tore up the turf for 113 rushing yards in the latest Cowboys game, a 51-48 loss to the Sooners at Memorial Stadium.
Baylor was a 52-45 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas Tech. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (97) made winners of OVER bettors. In Texas Tech's last outing, Seth Doege threw for 359 yards in a losing cause against the Bears, 52-45 at Cowboys Stadium.
Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing in December are 5-3
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing in December are 2-1
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Cowboys at Bears trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baylor
Oklahoma State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Baylor
Oklahoma State is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma State's last 5 games
Baylor is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Baylor's last 9 games
Baylor is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Baylor is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Oklahoma State