2020 Football Preview – Big 12 Handicapping
Looking for 2020 Big 12 Conference Predictions? Here at Cappers Picks, we’re trying to preview and handicap every CFB conference for the 2020 season. Once again it looks like the Oklahoma Sooners league to lose.
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Texas remains the sleeping giant in the league. They have the talent and they keep reshuffling the deck coaching wise to see if they can unlock it.
The other team in the state of Oklahoma, the Cowboys, look like they are ready for their once per cycle rise. The question is whether they can knock off big brother.
After those two there are teams more than capable of taking a game from a contender but who are just not built for the long haul.
2020 Big 12 Conference Predictions: Oklahoma -125
Lincoln Riley has had nothing but success since taking over in Norman. He might win another title this season but there less certainty than there have been the past few seasons.
Once again the Sooners are going to have a first-year starter at quarterback. Given the success Riley has had over the last few seasons that might not be something to worry about and Spencer Rattler looks good but at some point, that magic might wear off.
The Sooners lost their best defensive player, LB Kenneth Murray, who was a first-round pick in the draft. They are still looking for improvement on that side of the ball to compete better in the playoffs but during the season they get by pretty well.
2020 Big 12 Conference Predictions: Oklahoma State +800
I have to admit I am bullish on Oklahoma State this season. They should have one of the best offenses in the nation.
Chuba Hubbard is my sleeper pick for Heisman. If he gets there he can take Oklahoma State to nice heights too. I expect him to exceed his numbers from last year across the board. 2500+ yards on the ground and 25 TDs don’t seem like impossible marks to me.
They have lots of experience coming back on defense and it seems like once a cycle that group really comes together. They just need their relatively inexperienced quarterback to be sharp at the controls and to stay healthy. The ceiling for this group is higher than it has been lately.
2020 Big 12 Conference Predictions: Texas +175
Sam Ehlinger is still in Austin. It feels like he has been around forever and he is getting better every season but is that enough for the Longhorns to have the breakthrough they have been longing for.
I do not see the senior QB holding his team back the question is whether the rest of the group is ready for a ride. He is going to be missing his top receivers from a year ago and we are still waiting for a defense that actually plays like it is stocked with highly recruited players. Texas has been what is for so long it is hard to have a lot of confidence in them.
2020 Big 12 Conference Predictions: Iowa State +800
Last year was supposed to be a breakthrough season for the Cyclones. Not in winning the Big 12 title but making it to the title game and being able to beat all the teams on their schedule. They lost some close games though and never really felt on the verge like they did the year before.
Heading into this season they still have Brock Purdy at QB and he might be the best in the conference. The question is about is there enough surrounding talent to win the games they need to be contenders.
Coaching is a factor in this one too. Matt Campbell seems to always get the most out of his group which is something that cannot be said about the coaches at the programs above, except Oklahoma. I am not sure I would make this bet but the Cyclones are intriguing.
2020 Big 12 Conference Futures Betting Odds
- Oklahoma -125
- Texas +176
- Oklahoma State +800
- Iowa State +800
- TCU +1600
- West Virginia +2200
- Baylor +2800
- Kansas State +4000
- Texas Tech +5000
- Kansas +10000
2020 Big 12 Conference Predictions: Oklahoma State (Bet Now at any of our Reviewed Online Sportsbooks!)
In an age of conference title games, it is hard to get excited when you can’t even double your money on a season long bet.
I think Oklahoma State has an offense that can push the Sooners during the season and if they meet again for all the marbles after Bedlam.
The defense is likely better than Oklahoma’s too. You have to give OU proper respect but the gap between these teams, this season, makes backing the Cowboys an easy play. The Pokes have to go to Normal but the schedule aligns for a solid season and then a win in the title game. Maybe even a playoff performance.
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