Date/Time: November 22nd, 7:30 p.m. ET
Spread: Baylor Bears -26
After a week in which many of the top teams lost in the college football rankings, the Baylor Bears have a chance to move up the rankings. If they want to have a shot at making the first-ever college football playoffs they need to defeat the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The Bears may have been on a bye week, but they did get some good news. The TCU Horned Frogs, a team that they beat yet are still ranked below them, put up a subpar effort against the lowly Kansas Jayhawks. This could open the door for the Bears to climb the rankings if they can put up another offensive outburst in a big win against the Cowboys.
For the Cowboys their path is now clear. With no shot at the Big 12 title or the college football playoffs, the only goal is to be bowl eligible and play spoiler for the remainder of the season. They come into this game as losers of four straight games and most recently an ugly loss to the Texas Longhorns where the offense failed to execute. If the Cowboys could not get up for a good performance on senior night, there is little hope that they can get excited and play above their heads for a road game against one of the best teams in the country.
The latest college football betting trends for the game favor the home team as the positive wagering angles are on the side of the Baylor Bears. The Cowboys are 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 6 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games when they go up against a team with a winning home record. The Bears are 22-7-1 ATS in their last 30 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game, 26-10 ATS in their last 36 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game and 23-4 ATS in their last 27 home games. The college football betting trends in this series are a mixed bag of results. The favorite is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 meetings and the home team is a perfect 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings, but it should be noted that the Cowboys are 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings between these two teams.
The Cowboys are likely an easy opponent for a Bears team looking to make a statement for the college football playoff committee.
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