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Oklahoma Has Been The Best Road Bet In College Football

The Oklahoma Sooners are consistently one of the best teams in the country and a big reason for that is their play on the road. Oklahoma has won its past 12 true road games while sporting an excellent 9-3 record against the spread in that span. Baker Mayfield and company pack their bags and head to Waco this weekend to take on the struggling Baylor Bears.

Shark Bites
  • Baker Mayfield accounted for 346 yards and 4 TDs the last time he faced Baylor.
  • Oklahoma is 9-2 SU and 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road against Baylor.
  • Baylor is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games against the Big 12.

Mayfield, the Heisman favorite, has been unstoppable this season. The senior quarterback is completing 76.8 percent of his passes and has found the end zone 10 times without throwing an interception. The big-play ability of OU’s offense has been giving opposing defensive coordinators fits, with the Sooners averaging 16.7 yards per catch.

Baylor is 0-3 for the first time since 1999 and it doesn’t look like it is going to get any better. There were plenty of good things to take out of last week’s loss against Duke, especially on the defensive side of the ball. However, Baylor needs to fix an offense that went 1-for-12 on third down and had four turnovers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oddsmakers at Bovada had the Baylor Bears as 27.5-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the OVER/UNDER).

OddsShark prediction models picked the Sooners to win this game on Saturday 62-17. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Oklahoma Sooners vs Baylor Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Baylor brings a 0-3 record (0-3 ATS) to the Week 4 matchup against the 3-0 Oklahoma Sooners, who are 3-0 against the spread. OVER/UNDER betting has seen Baylor go 1-2 so far and the Sooners go 1-1-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baylor vs Oklahoma injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Baylor Bears rated this week at No. 88 and the Oklahoma Sooners sitting at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Baylor Bears' No. 91-ranked offense (25 PPG) against an Oklahoma Sooners defense that ranks No. 13 at 12.33 PPG. The Baylor Bears passing attack has averaged 226 yards per game, more than the Oklahoma Sooners give up through the air (110.33 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Oklahoma Sooners feature the league's No. 65-rated road run defense, allowing 167 yards per game. Baylor, meanwhile, ranks No. 56 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Baker Mayfield led the way last time out for the Sooners, connecting for 331 passing yards and a 56-14 victory over the Green Wave at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

Chris Platt was good for 148 receiving yards in the Bears' most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 34-20 to Duke.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oklahoma's last 9 games
  • Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Baylor is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Baylor is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games
  • Baylor is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma home to Iowa State, Saturday, October 7
Baylor at Kansas State, Saturday, September 30