Oklahoma Opens as Surprising Favorite Over Iowa State in Big 12 Championship Game
The Big 12 Championship Game is finally set after a wild college football season, and it'll pit two top-ranked teams against each other. No. 7 Iowa State will face No. 11 Oklahoma in what should be an entertaining shootout.
FanDuel Sportbook's opening odds for the conference championship game have the Sooners as 4.5-point favorites despite being ranked lower than the Cyclones.
Oklahoma currently stands at 7-2, losing games in only Weeks 2 and 3 before ending regular season play on a six-game winning streak. Iowa State, meanwhile, is 8-2, falling to the University of Louisiana (who's now 9-1 and ranked No. 19) and then-No. 6 ranked Oklahoma State before going on a five-game win streak to close out the season.
Oklahoma and Iowa State have met in 85 all-time, head-to-head matchups. The Sooners hold a commanding lead in series wins, 76-7, but it was the Cyclones who got the home road victory when these two teams met on Oct. 3 earlier this season.
There's still time for the odds to move, but for now, the Sooners are the opening favorites. These two teams will square off on Dec. 19 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game will air on ABC at 12 p.m. EST.
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