Wednesday November 30th, 2016

The Oklahoma Sooners are 11–2 straight up and 9–4 against the spread in their last 13 games against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. The Sooners host the Cowboys this Saturday in a battle for the Bedlam Bell and the Big 12 title.

Oklahoma is an 11-point home favorite in Norman at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Teams with winning records are just 2–13 SU in their last 15 games against the Sooners.

The Sooners have dominated their schedule since the start of October, reeling off eight straight wins with a 5–3 ATS record over that stretch, including a 56–28 road win over West Virginia before their bye. Oklahoma's offense ranks second only to Louisville's in scoring with 45.3 points per game, and Baker Mayfield is the highest rated quarterback in the nation with a passer efficiency rating of 194.7.

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The Sooners are on the outside looking in for a College Football Playoff spot due to two early losses, but they are playing like one of the best teams in the nation right now. And in its last 15 games against Big 12 opponents, Oklahoma is 15–0 SU and 11–4 ATS per the OddsShark College Football Database.

Like Oklahoma, the Cowboys picked up two early losses in September and have been on a tear since the start of November. Oklahoma State is 7–0 SU and 5–2 ATS over its last seven games, including three outright upset wins over West Virginia, Kansas State and TCU. With one more upset over a conference rival, the Cowboys would win the Big 12 and earn a spot in the Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma State is 1–4 ATS in its last five games played in Week 14.

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The total for Saturday's game on the college football betting lines is set at 77.5 points. The OVER is 13–5 in Oklahoma State's last 18 games.

Starting next season, the Big 12 will re-institute a championship game that will pit the teams with the two best conference records against each other at the end of the season for the Big 12 title. This year, the Big 12 champion will be decided by this makeshift title game between the two best teams in the conference, which both happen to reside in the Sooner State. 

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