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The Oklahoma Sooners will be without their starting quarterback to start their game against Big 12 rival Baylor on Saturday. The news broke late Friday night that head coach Lincoln Riley could hold Murray out for the first quarter, or at least a portion of it, for violating team rules. 

The good part is that it doesn't seem to be anything major -- just a missed meeting or a late to practice, something of that nature.


However, this has moved the line a bit, dropping it from Oklahoma being favored by -22.5 to now -21.5. Over the course of a full game, missing the starting quarterback on the favored team could change your mind when it comes to making a bet, but if you were going to take it at -22.5, then you should still bet it at -21.5.

Baylor in the first quarter at +7.5 might be a bet you want to take a second look at though. That might be a good opportunity to steal one, especially given that not a ton of people seem to be aware of this Murray news yet.


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