Fresh off their first loss of the season, the No. 13 Oklahoma Sooners will return home for a matchup against the Iowa State Cyclones, which have fallen short of their season expectations. This series has been very competitive as both programs won two of the last four regular season matchups, though Oklahoma also beat Iowa State in the conference title last season. The Cyclones have very long odds to get back to the Big 12 Championship, and Oklahoma could still work their way back in to the College Football Playoff discussion.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Iowa State: 12 overall, 15 offense, 24 defense
Oklahoma: 11 overall, 2 offense, 60 defense
No injuries to report
WR Theo Wease - Questionable (leg)
S Bryson Washington - Questionable (undisclosed)
LB Dashaun White - Questionable (undisclosed)
DB Jeremiah Criddell - Out indefinitely (undisclosed)
Against The Spread
Iowa State: 4-5 ATS
Oklahoma: 7-2 ATS
Iowa State: Over 4-5
Oklahoma: Over 2-6-1
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Iowa State: 47 overall, 46 offense, 56 defense
Oklahoma: 4 overall, 4 offense, 9 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Oklahoma -4
Moneyline: Oklahoma -170, Iowa State +150
Opening line: Oklahoma -6
Opening total: 58.5
70 degrees, 16 MPH wind, 5% chance of rain
Iowa State +4
Unfortunately, we lost a little value since the opening line, but Iowa State is still the right side. The Cyclones understand this is probably the biggest game remaining on their schedule, and it’s tough to be too confident in an Oklahoma team that has really struggled to blow teams out despite having more talent in just about every game they play. This matchup has been won by one possession in four of the last five years, and Saturday’s game should come down to the wire once again, giving Iowa State a decent shot at winning outright.
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