LINE: Oklahoma -7
ATS PICK: Oklahoma
– Bet on this, BetMGM latest line
Lost in the Oklahoma loss to Kansas State was how good the Sooners were before the collapse.
But besides that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?
OU was up 35-14 late in the third quarter as the offense rolled, the defense was fantastic against the run, and it took a whole lot of bad things to happen to blow it in the 38-35 loss.
The Sooners turned it over four times, didn’t force a takeaway, owned the time of possession battle – which is crazy against a Kansas State team that lives off of ball control – and outgained the Wildcats 517-400.
Iowa State is a very good, very sound team full of veterans led by an experienced QB in Brock Purdy, but it hasn’t shown the pop or explosion to keep up if OU makes this a track meet.
The investing public isn’t buying in, keeping the line on the low side at just seven, with it coming down from 7.5.
Until Oklahoma proves to be just that flaky – which it hasn’t been over the Lincoln Riley tenure – always be happy when you can get this team in the Big 12 giving away just a touchdown.