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OU Opens as 14-Point Favorite Over Oklahoma State in Bedlam 2019

The Cowboys will be two TD dogs in their home building.



If Oklahoma State wins Bedlam this season, it will be considered a massive upset. Not quite as big as 2014 was or last year would have been, but big enough to make you feel not that great about how Vegas feels about the Pokes.

A 10-1 OU team coming off three straight nailbiters is an early 14-point favorite over an OSU team that has suddenly won four in a row and moved into a tie for third in the Big 12 at 8-3 overall and 6-3 in conference play.

Here’s a look at all the Bedlam lines from the Gundy era.

Year Favorite Spread Location Won? Covered?
2019 Oklahoma -14 Stillwater ? ?
2018 Oklahoma -17.5 Norman Oklahoma OSU
2017 OSU -3 Stillwater Oklahoma Oklahoma
2016 Oklahoma -12 Norman Oklahoma Oklahoma
2015 Oklahoma -7.5 Stillwater Oklahoma Oklahoma
2014 Oklahoma -19.5 Norman OSU OSU
2013 OSU -10 Stillwater Oklahoma Oklahoma
2012 Oklahoma -6 Norman Oklahoma OSU
2011 OSU -3.5 Stillwater OSU OSU
2010 OSU -2.5 Stillwater Oklahoma Oklahoma
2009 Oklahoma -8 Norman Oklahoma Oklahoma
2008 Oklahoma -10 Stillwater Oklahoma Oklahoma
2007 Oklahoma -13.5 Norman Oklahoma Oklahoma
2006 Oklahoma -5.5 Stillwater Oklahoma Oklahoma
2005 Oklahoma -17.5 Norman Oklahoma Oklahoma

• My first thought was that 14 was pretty high. But I’m not actually sure OSU can score enough points to cover this. Consider this stat from OU’s media relations: OU has scored at least 30 points in 58 of 64 games since Riley’s arrival, at least 40 points 44 times, at least 50 points 25 times and at least 60 points eight times. ?

• The above chart is your annual reminder that OSU was a double-digit favorite in 2013. Shank me with a plastic fork while you’re at it.

• OSU went into that 2007 game with a 6-5 record and a first-year starter at QB in Zac Robinson. And they were less of an underdog to a Sam Bradford-led OU team than this one is to a team that seems to be saving itself every weekend? Doesn’t add up.

• If Lincoln Riley wins on Saturday, he will have more Bedlam wins in 905 days as OU’s head coach than Mike Gundy has in 5,444 as Oklahoma State’s. The toughest scene.

• The good news here is that OSU’s record against out under Gundy as a 14-point (or more) underdog (1-2) is better than its record as a favorite (1-3).

• It’s bizarre to me that only five of the 15 matchups have been spreads under a touchdown. That includes eight (!) lines in double-digits.

• How was the 2015 line only 7.5?


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