Wednesday November 25th, 2015

The Oklahoma Sooners are 10–2 straight up and 8–4 against the spread in their last 12 games against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Sooners can lock up the Big 12 title and keep their playoff hopes intact with a win on the road against the Cowboys this Saturday. 

Oklahoma is a 6.5-point road favorite in Saturday night’s game at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The line for this game opened at Oklahoma -3.5, but has since moved up to -6.5 with news that Baker Mayfield is cleared to practice.

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With quarterback Mayfield at the helm, the Sooners jumped out to a 23–7 lead over the TCU Horned Frogs in the first half last week. But with Mayfield out in the second half due to a head injury suffered in the first, TCU mounted a comeback and fell just short on a game-deciding two-point conversion as the Sooners held on for a 30–29 win.

Mayfield passing concussion protocol and being cleared for practice this week is an excellent sign for Oklahoma. 

The Sooners are 11–2 SU coming off an ATS loss and have gone 8–2 ATS in their previous 10 Week 13 games per the OddsShark College Football Database

After beating TCU 49–29 to improve to 9–0 SU and 6–3 ATS on the season, it was starting to look like Oklahoma State might be a playoff team this season. But the Cowboys narrowly escaped with a win in an unimpressive 35–31 road game against Iowa State, and then fell flat in last week’s 45–35 loss against the Baylor Bears. 

Now Oklahoma State will try to finish the season on a high note with a win over Oklahoma, but the Cowboys are 0–8 SU and 1–7 ATS in their last eight games against Oklahoma in the month of November.

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The total for Saturday’s game is listed at 69 points. The OVER is 5–0 in Oklahoma State’s last five Big 12 games and 5–1 in Oklahoma’s last six games overall.

Oklahoma may have the edge in this game with the superior defense, but a team with Oklahoma State’s offense is always capable of turning a game into a shootout and giving any team a run for its money. 

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