This hasn’t been the close to the season that I wanted after a hot start all the way back in September. At this point, it might be better to fade my pick, but it’s the Big 12 Championship game, and I have to make a pick.
Big 12 Record: 30-34-3 (.470)
Non-Big 12 Record: 11-4 (.733)
Total Record: 41-38-3 (.518)
7 Baylor vs 6 Oklahoma
Betting Lines: OU -9 | O/U 66.5
The Pick: Baylor +9
If you listened to Friday’s episode of the Ten12 Podcast, then you know that I picked opposite Phillip, and went with the Bears. We’ve heard a lot all week that Jalen Hurts isn’t going to turn the ball over three times like he did the first time around. Oklahoma also has CeeDee Lamb back.
I hear that, but here’s the thing, what changed the game last time was that Baylor had the ball for all of a 1:41 in the third quarter. The defense was absolutely gassed in the second half and that allowed the Sooners to mount the comeback. I don’t think the Bears give up that kind of time of possession again. It’s also hard to beat the same team twice, and Baylor seems to be playing with house money as they keep being overlooked. Give me the Bears.