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Oklahoma Sooners vs Iowa State Cyclones Betting Picks, Odds, Lines, Props & Predictions

Oklahoma Sooners vs Iowa State Cyclones Betting Picks, Odds, Lines, Props & Predictions

The Big 12 championship match on Saturday will feature Oklahoma (7-2 SU, 6-3 ATS), a perennial contender and a dominant force in the conference, and Iowa State (8-2 SU, 6-4 ATS), one of the more pleasant surprises in this weird online NCAAF betting season which could be looking at a first conference title in over 100 years. The two teams already met this season, with Iowa winning 37-30 in a tight game they entered as +7.5 underdogs. The Sooners, of course, have held a firm grip over the conference lately, winning ten of the last fourteen Big 12 Championship games including the last four.

Oklahoma Sooners vs Iowa State Cyclones Betting Line Movement

Oddsmakers see this game as one of the tightest championship online NCAAF betting matchups this week as the Sooners started the week favored by -4.5 before receiving a lot of early action which moved the line to -6 at most sportsbooks. The total dropped some since the opening odds were announced, moving from 60 to 58.

Notes On The Oklahoma Sooners

After the worst start of the season since 1998 and two opening losses, Oklahoma managed to bounce back and end the regular season with six consecutive wins. Since the first game against the Cyclones on October 4th, the Sooners significantly improved their defense, began running more effectively and freshman QB Spencer Rattler gained some much-needed experience.

Rattler led the 7th scoring offense in the nation and after some problems at the start of the seasons, he had himself a pretty decent campaign. He threw for 2.512 yards and 24 touchdowns with only 7 interceptions while also scoring 4 times on the ground. Rushing offense is a weaker part of Oklahoma’s attack and currently ranks 71st with 158 yards per game. On the defensive side, the Sooners excelled against the run allowing only 89.2 rushing yards per game, good enough to rank 4th in the country. The rushing defense will have a tough assignment on Saturday, though, as it’s going up against Iowa’s sensational RB Breece Hall.

Notes On The Iowa State Cyclones

After losing the opening game to Louisiana, Iowa State went on an 8-1 streak since, exceeding the preseason expectations and booking a spot in the Big 12 championship game. They are entering Saturday’s matchup of a bye week having previously shut down West Virginia in a commanding 42-6 win. They feature a very balanced team, with a rock-solid defense and versatile attack.

The first name on the team sheet for the Cyclones this season has been RB Breece Hall who’s getting some love lately as a potential Heisman contender. Hall handled most of the load in the backfield and is the leading rusher in the nation with 1,357 yards and 17 touchdowns so far. The offense is led by an experienced junior QB, Brock Purdy, who has flashed some pro potential and has provided a steady hand for Iowa State’s passing attack with only 6 interceptions this season and none in the last three games. The passing defense has struggled at times, while the Cyclones have been great against the run allowing only 3.1 yards per rush.

Online NCAAF Betting Pick: Iowa State Cyclones +6

The Oklahoma Sooners and Iowa State Cyclones are much closer in terms of talent that this online NCAAF betting line suggests, and the Cyclones have already proven this season that they can play against this Oklahoma team. We expect this one to go to the wire again and be decided by a field goal at most.