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Odds To Win Big 12 Championship: Oklahoma Favored To Win

Spencer Rattler and the Oklahoma Sooners lead NCAAF Big 12 Championship Odds.

The 2019 campaign saw the Oklahoma Sooners win a fifth straight Big 12 championship, the 13th in the program’s history with their first title coming in 2000. So it should come as no surprise to see that the Sooners are once again the betting favorite at -110 odds to win the Big 12 championship in 2020.

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Online sportsbook Bovada has listed Oklahoma as the Big 12 championship odds favorite at -110, followed by Oklahoma State (+300), Texas (+300) and Iowa State (+350).

Big 12 Has A Different Look in 2020

Due to travel restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big 12 joins the rest of the NCAA football conferences in playing an interconference-heavy schedule in 2020. The league is playing a 10-game season, with its normal nine-game round-robin schedule along with one additional non-conference game for every club.

The Big 12 championship game is scheduled to take place on December 12 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Here’s a look at the full list of odds to win the 2020 Big 12 championship:

2020 Big 12 Championship Betting Odds
Oklahoma Sooners-110
Oklahoma State Cowboys+300
Texas Longhorns+300
Iowa State Cyclones+350
Kansas State Wildcats+2500
West Virginia Mountaineers+10000
TCU Horned Frogs+15000
Baylor Bears+75000

Odds as of November 13 at Bovada

Oklahoma Remains The Team To Beat

Oklahoma has been the cream of the crop for the last half of the decade, making three straight College Football Playoff appearances and four overall since 2015. Although they’re not even the top-ranked team in their conference, the Sooners remain the betting favorite to win the Big 12 at -110.

Quarterback Spencer Rattler has played very well in seven starts, and the Sooners have won their last four games. Their only losses came against ranked teams Kansas State and Iowa State. The biggest win came at home a few weeks ago against Texas in a 53-45 four-overtime thriller.

Oklahoma has dominated in its last two wins, putting up 62 points both times. The biggest game of the season comes next weekend in the latest chapter of the Bedlam Series against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. That will determine which team stays in contention for the Big 12 championship.

Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley deserves a lot of credit for what he has accomplished so far with a very young roster. They are currently 11th in the odds to win the national title. He will have his hands full the rest of the way, but if he can get this talented team to reach its potential, a sixth straight conference title could be in the cards.

Texas Provides The Best Value

You don’t have to look far down the odds table to see the team that I think is providing better value than the Sooners. That is the Texas Longhorns at +300, tied for second-best on the oddsboard.

The Longhorns have won three in a row following a thrilling quadruple-overtime loss to Oklahoma. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger is now 11th on the Heisman Trophy oddsboard. Ehlinger has six touchdowns to just one interception over the last three games. If the Longhorns offense can avoid turnovers, they will be a tough team to beat.

Their biggest win of the season came on the road on October 31 when they beat Oklahoma State 41-34 in overtime. The Longhorns could easily be 6-0 had it not been for crushing losses to TCU and Oklahoma. If head coach Tom Herman can keep his team playing the way it is, the Longhorns have a realistic chance to win the Big 12 championship.

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How to Read Big 12 Championship Odds

When you visit an NCAAF sportsbook, you’ll see futures odds displayed like this:

Oklahoma Sooners -110

Iowa State Cyclones +350

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 $190.91 – your original $100 is returned along with your winnings of $90.91. On the other hand, if you believe Iowa State is going to put on a show, that same $100 gets you $450 – you get your $100 back coupled with your winning loot of $350.

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 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.