College football championship weekend is here, with a slate full of terrific games. One with heavy stakes on the college football playoff is the Big 12 Championship, with No. 7 Baylor Bears taking on the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners in a rematch from a couple weeks ago. Currently, Oklahoma is the nine-point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
If you're looking to place a wager on this game, it's always wise to read up on what some industry experts have to say first. With that in mind, here are some expert predictions for the Big 12 Championship matchup between Baylor and Oklahoma.
Baylor vs Oklahoma Expert Predictions
The seven experts at CBS were fairly split, with four believing Oklahoma could cover the heavy spread and the other three going with Baylor with the points.
Pat Forde, from Sports Illustrated, gave a detailed breakdown of each conference championship game, giving a score prediction after the game preview. Pat doesn't believe that Baylor will give up a lead like it did the first time around, and that the Bears will win outright, 30-28.
Sam Cooper and Nick Bromberg from Yahoo! Sports also gave detailed explanations and a score prediction for the conference championship games. The two were on opposite sides of the spectrum in this one. Same felt that Baylor would cover and win outright, 34-31, while Nick thinks Oklahoma will win and cover the spread, 34-27.
Overall, five experts believe Oklahoma's offense will prevail, covering the large spread. However, an equal number of experts think the only fluke from the first matchup was the comeback, taking Baylor this time around.
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