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Oklahoma Opens Up As 11.5-Point Underdog vs. LSU

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Texas

The Oklahoma Sooners beat the Baylor Bears in the Big 12 Championship on Saturday, and on Sunday, OU was selected to be the No. 4 seed in the College Football Playoff.

OU will play No. 1 seed LSU, who finished the season undefeated and beat No. 4 Georgia in the SEC Championship on Saturday. While LSU has had an outstanding season with a revamped offense led by passing coordinator Joe Brady and likely Heisman winner Joe Burrow at quarterback (speaking of Burrow, I got hammered by the guys at Freezing Cold Takes for this article), the defense has had an up-and-down season.


But it’s the LSU Tigers who opened up in Las Vegas as an 11.5-point favorite. It’s another sign of the disrespect we saw and heard most of the day against Oklahoma and the Big 12.

Oklahoma vs LSU (per

Oklahoma                     +11½   

LSU                               -11½   

Over/Under                   75      

To many in the national media, it feels like this is more of a three team playoff between LSU, Ohio State and Clemson. Oh, and then there’s Oklahoma.

Granted, the Big 12 is the only Power 5 Conference who has not yet won a College Football Playoff game. But I guessed LSU would be a 6.5-point favorite against OU, yet I was off by nearly double.

Needless to say, I’ll be hammering the OU line. Oh, and should I note that I was on Baylor +10 in the Big 12 Championship and the picks are 16-4-2 the last month of the season. Are you with me?

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