Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State Bedlam Odds and Picks

Lincoln Riley coaching

Can Lincoln Riley keep his success against Mike Gundy rolling on Saturday? (Photo by Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire)
  • The No. 18 Oklahoma Sooners are 7.5-point home favorites over the No. 14- Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Week 12 matchup slated for Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 7:30 PM EST
  • Both teams had Week 11 off, while Oklahoma walloped Kansas 62-9 in Week 10 and Oklahoma State survived Kansas State 20-18
  • Find the odds, a breakdown of the matchup, and a pick for the game in the article below

The 18th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners host the No. 13 Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 PM EST.

The Sooners are 7.5-point home favorites at Memorial Stadium in Norman in the latest instalment of the Bedlam rivalry.

Prior to a bye week, Lincoln Riley’s team thrashed Kansas 62-9 in Week 10. The Sooners pulled away early, using three rushing touchdowns, one passing trip to pay dirt and a field goal to build a 31-0 lead in the second quarter.

Meanwhile, the Pokes failed to score in the opening half for the first time in roughly six years against the Wildcats. Mike Gundy’s club battled through a number of injuries to squeak out of Manhattan with the narrow victory.

Oklahoma State vs Oklahoma Week 12 Odds

Team Moneyline Point Spread Over/Under Total
#14 Oklahoma State +210 +7.5 (-128) Over 58.5 (-115)
#18 Oklahoma -265 =7.5 (+104) Under 58.5 (-105)

Odds taken Nov. 19th at FanDuel

M*A*S*H Unit in Stillwater

The off-week couldn’t have come at a better time for the Cowboys. All-American wide receiver Tylan Wallace missed the Kansas State game, while All-Big 12 safety Kolby Harvell-Peel and running back Chuba Hubbard played – but on a limited basis due to nagging injuries.

They all appear to be ready to go against Oklahoma, with Riley comparing the ultra-talented Wallace to one of his own receivers.

Oklahoma State (5-1, 4-1 Big 12) is still in the mix for the conference title, trailing Iowa State (5-2, 5-1 Big 12) by a half-game in the league standings. The Cowboys clearly limped into the bye against Kansas State.

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A similar lackluster performance against Oklahoma – especially against a Sooner team firing on all cylinders offensively and in a rivalry game when emotions will be a factor won’t be enough to get it done.

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Rattler Bite

Oklahoma got an injury scare of its own against the Jayhawks.

Redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Rattler took a shot while scoring a two-yard touchdown in the second quarter against KU. As Rattler broke the plane, he collided with a Jayhawk defender, absorbing a wicked shot to his hip.

Backup Tanner Mordecai checked into the game briefly while OU trainers took a look at Oklahoma’s starter on the sideline. Rattler eventually returned, but was noticeably limping and grimacing in some degree of pain for the remainder of the first half and the first part of the third quarter.

Riley confirmed Rattler is 100-percent on Tuesday entering this weekend’s contest. That’s critical, considering OU’s offense has engineered back-to-back 62-point efforts in consecutive weeks. With Rattler leading the way, look for OU to continue rolling against OSU.

GameDay Jinx?

Saturday’s edition of Bedlam marks the sixth time ESPN’s College GameDay will be on hand for the showdown between the programs.

That’s not good news for Cowboy fans. Oklahoma State is 0-6 in those games, and 1-7 overall when Kirk Herbstreit and Co. are in town. The program’s only win came during the 2013 season, when then-No. 11 OSU upset No. 3 Baylor 49-17 in Stillwater.

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The Cowboys trail the all-time Bedlam series 18-89-7, and are on a five-game losing streak in the series. These numbers don’t bode well for an Oklahoma State program trying to claim its first conference title since 2011.

Longtime observers to this rivalry think it will look different this year because of the programs’ respective defenses.

OU has a solid unit (ranked third in the conference in both scoring and total defense), while OSU’s outfit is even better (ranked second in both categories).

Oklahoma State runs a 3-3-5 hybrid, with heavy reliance on blitzes and man-to-man coverage from cornerbacks. Oklahoma’s speedy D’s philosophy places a heavy emphasis on takeaways. The Sooners are starting to get them in spades.

The team that’s able to slow the opponents’ ample array of offensive weapons down just enough appears to have the edge in this spot. And with both teams relatively loaded on that side of the ball, I like the team that has a little more momentum (along with a lot of history on its side).

The pick: Oklahoma -7.5 (+104)

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