Baylor Bears vs. Oklahoma Sooners
College Football Free Pick 11-12-16
When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 12, 2016
Where: Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma
TV: Noon ET, ABC/ESPN2 LINE: Oklahoma -16
Current Lines From Bovada Sportsbook
Baylor (6-2, 3-2 Big 12):
The Bears’ season is teetering after back-to-back losses at Texas (35-34) and last week at home to TCU (62-22), a contest that saw Baylor surrender 688 yards, including 431 rushing. Senior Shock Linwood, who has rotated with Terence Williams and JaMycal Hasty for the lead running back role, has rushed for 594 yards through eight games this season to give him a school career record 4,056, but he was suspended for this week’s game by acting head coach Jim Grobe after a sideline dustup with a graduate-assistant coach. The Bears will need a big game from senior quarterback Seth Russell who has passed for 1,978 yards, 19 touchdowns and six interceptions while also rushing for 436 yards and eight touchdowns so far this season and will be going against an Oklahoma defense that ranks 122nd nationally in passing yards allowed per game (297.7).
Team record: 6-2 SU,2-6 ATS
Baylor is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Baylor is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baylor’s last 8 games
Oklahoma (7-2, 6-0):
Junior quarterback Baker Mayfield, who finished fourth in Heisman Trophy balloting a year ago, is having another outstanding season, completing 71.2 percent of his passes for 2,912 yards and 31 touchdowns against only six interceptions. It helps when you have a wide receiver like explosive senior Dede Westbrook, who has 40 catches for 1,012 yards and 12 touchdowns since the start of Big 12 play on Oct. 1, and a running back duo like Joe Mixon (813 yards, 5 TDs) and Samaje Perine (475 yards, 6 TDs), to work with. The Sooners’ defense, which has started 22 different players this season due to a rash of injuries, is led by junior outside linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, who ranks third in the Big 12 and 20th nationally with an average of 0.9 sacks per game, and cornerback Jordan Thomas, who ranks second in the nation with 1.7 passes defended per game.
Team record: 7-2 SU,3-6 ATS
Current Streak: won 6 straight games.
Oklahoma is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home