Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma (11/19 @ 7:30 PM EST.)
Spread: Oklahoma (-6)
Total: Over 64.5
Overview and Betting Info
The 2022 edition of Bedlam takes place at the University of Oklahoma on Saturday night, November 19. This highly contentious rivalry between Oklahoma State and Oklahoma is always a crowd pleaser.
In bittersweet news, the future of Bedlam may be up in the air, so fans need to enjoy it while it lasts. Though SEC-bound Oklahoma plans to stay in the Big 12 through the 2024 season, that date is a moving target. The Big 12 could cut them loose earlier.
24th ranked Oklahoma State is 7-3 in 2022, and 4-3 in Big 12 games. Oklahoma State needs a win to stay in contention for a spot in the Big 12 Championship game. Kansas State stands in front of them with two conference losses, and Big 12 leader TCU remains undefeated and untouchable so far this season at 10-0. Kansas State drubbed Oklahoma State by the score of 48-0 on October 29 which sent them reeling on a two-game losing streak that they snapped last week with a win over Iowa State.
Quarterback Spencer Sanders is a player to watch. A shoulder injury has sidelined him, but he is set to play in this game. He is a mobile quarterback so if his shoulder is healthy, he is a threat to run often. Sanders has scored eight rushing touchdowns and ran for 349 yards in nine games.
Oklahoma is 5-5 and a disappointing 2-5 in Big 12 games. Quarterback Dillon Gabriel has 16 passing touchdowns and is a threat to air it out given the time. Oklahoma State’s pass rush is formidable so he may elect to hand off to running back Eric Gray who averages 6.7 yards per carry with 1,113 yards and 10 touchdowns. Oklahoma State is not as effective against the run allowing an average of 163.1 yards per game so Gray could be in for a huge day.
A win gets Oklahoma to the magic number of 6 making them bowl eligible. This could be the redeeming quality of an otherwise disappointing season. Oklahoma is on a two-game losing streak, losing by a field goal to both Baylor and West Virginia.
Free Pick: Over 64.5
Oklahoma has owned this series with a lifetime record of 89-20-7. Oklahoma State won the matchup in 2021 by the score of 37-33. Both teams need a win so predicting the victor is a tough call. What is clearer is that these teams can put points on the scoreboard and have collectively scored an average of 66 points in their games this season. That makes the Over 64.5 the recommended pick.