Line on the Oklahoma Baylor Game at -16 in Favor of Sooners

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Line on the Oklahoma Baylor Game

The line on the Oklahoma Baylor game was coming in at -16.  This is Carrie Stroup reporting for and we have your betting preview below.  Be sure to join and use bonus code CARRIE STROUP to get up to $250 in FREE CASH Line & Total: Oklahoma -16 & 75

Opening Line & Total: OU -14.5 & 75

No. 5 Oklahoma tries to keep its championship dreams alive when it travels to No. 22 Baylor on Saturday night.

The Sooners will be without their top WR Ryan Broyles (knee) and best RB Dominique Whaley (ankle), who are both done for the season. But they still have QB Landry Jones with 3,349 passing yards (5th in nation), 28 TD and 9 INT. Baylor overcame a 21-point, fourth-quarter deficit last week at Kansas and won 31-30 in OT on a Jayhawks missed two-point conversion. Considering KU was rightfully a 20-point underdog, Baylor will have to play infinitely better to keep this a game. OU has never lost to the Bears in 20 all-time meetings, but Baylor is 5-3 ATS in the past eight meetings. But this year’s Sooners team has one of the best offensive and defensive lines in the entire country, ranking first among FBS schools in both sacks (3.8 per game) and sacks allowed (0.4 per game).

The Sooners are coming off a bye week, having beaten Texas A&M on Nov. 5 by a 41-25 score. Jones only threw 2 TD in that contest, breaking a streak of six straight games with 3+ TD. Without his favorite receiver Broyles, he’ll look to Kenny Stills (610 rec. yards, 8 TD) and Jaz Reynolds who caught six passes for 75 yards and a touchdown against the Aggies. Jones had a typical big game against Baylor last year, completing 26-of-39 passes for 325 yards, 3 TD and 1 INT in the 53-24 blowout win. Roy Finch will continue to be the team’s main ball carrier, and he has done pretty well replacing Whaley. In three games since Whaley’s injury, Finch has rushed for 265 yards and added another 133 receiving yards. With Baylor ranking 112th in the nation in rushing defense (220 YPG), Finch is poised for a huge game.

Baylor QB Robert Griffin III has had huge games all season, ranking second in the nation in total offense (397 YPG), and third in passing efficiency (188.58) thanks to 29 TD and 5 INT on the year. But in two career games versus OU, Griffin is 31-of-59 for 199 yards, 1 TD and 2 INT. He has gained 185 rushing yards (5.6 YPC) and 2 TD with his legs though. His favorite receiver is Kendall Wright (119 rec. YPG, 6th in nation), who has been bothered by a nagging ankle injury. He’ll start on Saturday, but he has done very little against Oklahoma in his career, catching nine passes for 59 yards in three games against the Sooners. Wright hopes to have more luck against this year’s version of the OU pass defense ranked 72nd in the nation with 233 passing YPG allowed. 

- Carrie Stroup, Senior Reporter

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