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Oklahoma State-Oklahoma Betting Guide: Have Sooners Fixed Their Defensive Issues?

Nov 10, 2018 2:22 PM EST

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Oklahoma-Oklahoma State Betting Odds, Pick

  • Spread: Oklahoma -21
  • Over/Under: 80
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: ABC

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This rivalry is called Bedlam for a reason.

Oklahoma is 30-7-1 against Oklahoma State since 1980, but four of those losses have come as a favorite of at least 15 points. Weird things happen when these two teams meet.
Saturday, the Sooners are as big a favorite in this game as they’ve been since 2001, when they lost outright as 27-point favorites.

Do the Cowboys have an upset in them, or will Oklahoma roll and keep its College Football Playoff hopes alive?

Market Moves for Oklahoma-Oklahoma State

By Danny Donahue

After opening as 17.5-point favorites, the Sooners are now favored by three touchdowns. They’ve drawn 58% of bettors and 54% of dollars in the game thus far.

The total has been the more interesting story, as it’s already one of the highest numbers of the year, and rising.

After opening at 76.5, it’s up to 79 at Pinnacle and 80 behind 72% of bets and 85% of dollars. The highest total of the year to this point belongs to Oregon’s meeting with Portland State back in September, which closed at 81.

Oklahoma Can Finish Drives

By Steve Petrella

One of the biggest potential mismatches is Oklahoma’s finishing ability. The Sooners scored an average of 6.19 points every time they cross the 40-yard line, which is tops in the country.

Oklahoma State ranks 92nd on defense by the same measure, which could be a mismatch in this game.

Oklahoma’s Austin Seibert is a capable kicker — 9-of-11 on the season — but the Sooners just don’t need him.

Sooners Still Haven’t Fixed Their Defense

By Steve Petrella

Oklahoma fired Mike Stoops after the debacle against Texas, and it looked like the Sooners made improvements in the following two games. But those came against TCU and Kansas State, which both rank outside the top 90 in offensive S&P+.

One week later, Oklahoma gave up 473 total yards (6.7 per play) and 46 points to Texas Tech. The Red Raiders do that to a lot of Big 12 defenses, but against Oklahoma State, expect the Sooners to give up points as well.

Barkley: Why I’m Betting Oklahoma State

By Ken Barkley



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