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Big 12 Point Spread: Oklahoma vs. Missouri, plus West Virginia

With the BCS title and Big 12 Championship at stake, time to look at the point spread and odds on the Week 14 college football games Oklahoma vs. Missouri and Pittsburgh at West Virginia.

Big 12 Point Spread: Oklahoma vs. Missouri, plus West Virginia With only one more round of college football games for this season, the national championship is still not 100% decided. Currently Missouri and West Virginia are sitting atop of the BCS standings but the result of their Week 14 games could well bring Ohio State in the picture. Let's look at the point spread and betting odds on the two games, starting with the Oklahoma Sooners (10-2) and their visit to Missouri (11-1) this Saturday to battle for the Big 12 Championship. With so much at stake for both teams, this match-up will draw the most viewers and is already drawing the most bettors than any other upcoming college football game. Currently at the online sportsbook Bodog Sports, the point spread on the Oklahoma vs. Missouri game is sitting at -3 points chalk the Sooner. At the online betting firm Bookmaker, the Oklahoma Sooners are also odds favorite with money line -160, compared to the Missouri Tigers with odds +140.

 The Big 12 Championship between Oklahoma and Missouri will be a tough one to call. Missouri is doing better offensively moving the ball on the field with 522.3 yards on average, compared to the Sooners with 472.2 yards per game, but Oklahoma is better in converting the possession to points, scoring 43.8 points, compared to the Tigers with 41.9 points scored on average per game. Oklahoma is working with a better defense, as well, allowing 339.3 yards for 18.3 points per game, and Missouri shows 391.2 yards and 23.4 points allowed on average. And so far Missouri has lost five straight games when playing against Oklahoma, not to mention that the Tigers haven't won a league title since winning the Big Eight in 1969 and have never won a national championship. But keep in mind that Oklahoma is 2-6 against the spread in its last 8 games and Missouri is 6-2 against the spread in its last 8 games, winning five straight games.

 Injuries may lower Oklahoma's chances, however, with defensive ends Alan Davis and Auston English still questionable for the game against Missouri, and so is running back DeMarco Murray. Sonners wide receivers Adron Tennell and Ryan Broyles, and another defensive end John Williams will miss the Saturday's Big 12 Championship game. In Missouri, only safety Cornelius Brown is out and 2007 Heisman Trophy hopeful Chase Daniel is in good health, with 10 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in the last three games.

 While BCS and Big 12 Championship are riding on the Oklahoma vs. Missouri game, the other national championship contender, the West Virginia Mountaineers, are looking forward to booking the trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. At Bodog Sports the point spread on the Pittsburgh vs. West Virginia is posted at -28 points chalk the Mountaineers and any other way but victory would be one of the biggest upsets in college football history. A bunch of points on the board against Pittsburgh would be a warning to the West Virginia's opponent in the BCS title game - West Virginia should easily cover the spread on Saturday. Pittsburgh is 6-3 against the spread in its last 9 games on the road, but West Virginia is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh.

 Published on 11/28/2007

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