The Big 12 championship has run through Oklahoma for the last 20 years. The Sooners have won the conference 14 times and have claimed six of the last seven titles, while no other school has collected more than three Big 12 championships.
So, coming off a down year in Oklahoma football and a Baylor Big 12 victory, the Sooners are favored to return to the top. At sportsbook BetOnline Sportsbook, Oklahoma is the narrow favorite in 2022 Big 12 championship odds at +225, just ahead of Texas (+250), Oklahoma State (+600), and Baylor (+600).
Below, we break down these odds to win Big 12 football and provide our best bets and a few Big 12 odds value picks. If you’re looking to improve your college football betting knowledge, check out our Heisman Trophy odds and our updated national championship odds.
Oklahoma Leads 2022 Big 12 Championship Odds
|Oklahoma State Cowboys||+600|
|Kansas State Wildcats||+800|
|TCU Horned Frogs||+1000|
|West Virginia Mountaineers||+1800|
|Iowa State Cyclones||+2000|
|Texas Tech Red Raiders||+5000|
Odds as of August 10 at BetOnline Sportsbook
As +225 favorites, the Sooners have implied odds of 30.77 percent to win the Big 12 championship. Texas, with the second-best odds of +250, has an implied chance of 28.57 percent. Check out our odds calculator for more details.
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Oklahoma vs Texas In Big 12 Championship Odds
A clear two-horse race in Big 12 odds, the Sooners and Longhorns are set to battle it out in the conference this year. QB Quinn Ewers could save the Longhorns, but we’ve heard that story before. Texas has disappointed for years and enters 2022 off a 5-7 season with a home loss to Kansas. Even though Oklahoma isn’t a dominant side, we’re gonna be betting on the Sooners in 2022.
Oklahoma’s biggest offseason loss was head coach Lincoln Riley, but defensive-minded Brent Venables should bring a fresh look to a program that probably needs it. Transfer QB Dillon Gabriel will be responsible for carrying a big load on offense, but with a weaker Big 12 than usual, there’s enough coaching and player talent in Norman to win the conference in 2022.
A Baylor Big 12 Repeat?
With a 12-2 overall record (7-2 Big 12), the Baylor Bears stormed to the Big 12 championship and put together one of the best seasons in program history in 2021.
A year later, Baylor finds itself down the Big 12 championship oddsboard, at +600, and not seen as a huge threat to repeat, according to handicappers. Baylor’s schedule is tougher this year and the program lost some key players, but there’s enough coaching and personnel consistency to give Baylor a real shot at the Big 12 again in 2022.
QB Gerry Bohanon is gone, and three top pass targets have all transferred or gone to the NFL, but the Bears have faith in QB Blake Shapen for a reason. Shapen beat out Bohanon for the starting job with a great Big 12 title game and great offseason, and he’s certainly Baylor’s X factor this season.
Can Kansas Do Anything?
I can’t be the only one who saw those +25000 odds and at least considered sprinkling on the Jayhawks, right?
With a 2-10 season last year, Kansas actually flashed some competence at times. They had one of the biggest wins in recent Jayhawk history, an overtime stunner over Texas in November, and kept some conference games against Oklahoma, TCU and West Virginia close, too. The Jayhawks aren’t going to win the Big 12 this year, but there were some signs of life last year. Maybe it’s worth it sprinkling on the +25000 just in case.
Big 12 Championship History
How To Read Big 12 Championship Odds
When you visit an NCAAF sportsbook, you’ll see futures odds displayed like this:
The team with the minus sign (-) is the favorite. The rest are underdogs. You can tell this because of the plus signs (+). In cases where there is no clear fave (no minus sign), the team with the lowest odds would be it.
If you think it’s Oklahoma’s championship to win, a successful $100 bet would give you a payout of $155.56 – your original $100 is returned along with your winnings of $55.56. On the other hand, if you believe Iowa State is going to put on a show, that same $100 gets you $375 – you get your $100 back coupled with your winning loot of $275.
If you are going to bet on dogs, do your research. When oddsmakers set the odds, they look at past performance and roster moves. In college football, players graduate and can leave huge voids in the lineup. This isn’t to say that you should never bet on underdogs, but be wary. They come with a bigger payout but there’s more risk associated. Our odds calculator will show you how much you’d win based on the odds and amount wagered.
What Is A College Football Conference Futures Bet?
A futures bet is a wager on events that will happen in time, often weeks or months in advance. Here, you would be betting on a school’s odds to win the Big 12 championship. Oddsmakers set the lines before the season starts and adjust them the closer we get to bowl time. As teams rise and fall in the standings, so will their odds. If you see the action you like, it’s best to take it early before the line moves so much you’re not getting any value on the odds.
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