Pick Oklahoma Home Cover vs. Oklahoma St for NCAAF Betting

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 5:59 PM GMT

Oklahoma has the best rushing attack in the Big 12 Conference, which is the biggest reason why it should be a top college football pick against Oklahoma State.

Down and Almost Out
Oklahoma State has dropped five consecutive games, which can’t be ignored when looking over the college football betting odds, but it still has the opportunity to become bowl eligible for a ninth straight year with a victory in this spot.

The Cowboys have put together a 15-9 SU record in their last 24 conference road games, while they’ve captured nine of their last 19 contests versus top-25 opponents.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the squad is 8-10 SU and 9-9 ATS versus teams with a winning record, with the OVER going 11-7 in that situation.

 

Game of the Year
Oklahoma was hoping to participate in the inaugural college football playoff, but it has suffered three losses since the beginning of October, which means this Bedlam Series matchup is its biggest game of the year.

The Sooners have gone 12-3 SU against the Cowboys under the direction of longtime head coach Bob Stoops, which is important to consider when making your college football picks, as they’ve won all nine meetings when scoring 30 or more points over that span.

It’s important to point out that the team is 20-6 SU and 12-14 ATS versus conference foes since the start of the 2012-13 campaign.

 

Light On Experience
Cowboys quarterback Mason Rudolph is expected to make his second start of the year, as he completed 13-of-25 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions in a 49-28 defeat to the Baylor Bears as 33-point road underdogs on Nov. 22.

The true freshman is taking control of an offense that ranks 92nd in the country in averaging 369.7 yards per game, while occupying the 80th spot in scoring 26.5 points a contest.

 

Running Downhill
The Oklahoma Sooners have already moved from 17 to 19-point home favorites in the marketplace due to leading the Big 12 in rushing for 265.4 yards per game, which fits nicely in facing an in-state rival that has surrendered an average of 209.4 yards in that category over the court of its losing streak.

Oklahoma ranks fifth nationally with a +156.0 rushing yard differential, which will likely lead to improving to 39-2 SU at Memorial Stadium when taking on an unranked conference foe under Stoops.

 

Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Sooners as one of their top Week 15 picks, as they’ve gone 7-2 ATS in the last nine installments of this rivalry.

College Football Pick:  Oklahoma Sooners -19 at Pinnacle

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