This is a very different year in the Big 12 Conference compared to previous seasons. Usually the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns are the marquee powers and gambling brands of the conference. But like everything else in the year 2020 the CFB betting season is the ultimate wild card. Texas and Oklahoma are both coming of losses heading into this week’s Red River Shootout. This powerhouse rivalry is a revered college football tradition and more often than not is a shootout. Considering the lack of defense on both teams another wild high scoring affair is expected.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns
When: Saturday, October 10, 2020, Noon ET
Where: Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
Bookmaker Odds: Oklahoma Sooners -2.5 vs. Texas Longhorns +2.5, over under 69.5
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns Bookmaker Wagering Analysis
These two blue blood traditional powers have always had CFB odds sportsbook appeal. Both boast generational fan bases, history, tradition, and full trophy cases of championships.
Sooner Schooner Rolls Over with Two Straight Losses
Oklahoma enters the Red River Shootout with a record of 1-2 straight up and against the spread as two of their three games cleared the total. Offensively the Sooners rank ninth overall, second for passing, 57th for rushing, 19th for scoring and 28th for turnovers. Defensively OU ranks 14th overall, 31st against the pass, ninth against the rush, 29th for points allowed, and 58th for takeaways.
Last week Oklahoma lost at Iowa State 37-3 as a 7.5-point chalk with the game clearing 62.5. Previously the Sooners were upset in a 38-35 home loss to Kansas State after they blew a 35-14 third quarter lead which illustrated their unreliable defense and sloppy play. For the first time since 1999 Oklahoma is riding a two-game losing streak.
Thus far freshman quarterback Spencer Rattler has been good but also prone to making rookie mistakes. Rattler has a 187.3 rating and a 73% completion rate. He is averaging 10.4 yards per pass with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions.
Texas Coming off Consecutive Track Meets
Now Texas is 2-1 straight up, 1-2 vs. the odds and 3-0 over the total. TCU upset the Longhorns 33-31 as 11-point road dogs on Saturday as over the total of 61 paid as well. Offensively Texas ranks seventh overall, 13th for passing, 23rd for rushing, first for scoring and 41st for turnovers. Defensively Texas ranks 28th overall, 37th against the pass, 29th against the rush, 48th for points allowed, and 17th for takeaways.
Senior quarterback Sem Ehlinger has a 173.2 rating with a 14/2 touchdown to interception ratio and is averaging 8.5 yards per pass attempt.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns Against the Spread
In Big 12 Conference games Texas is 2-5 against the spread with three of their last five Big 12 games going under. Texas has paid in six of their last 11 games. Four of their last seven matchups went under. Accordingly, the Longhorns are 3-6 vs. the odds away from home with three of their last five in that situation clearing CFB odds total.
Oklahoma has covered only two of their last six Big 12 games with a mark of 7-1-1 over the total against Big 12 rivals. OU has dropped nine of their last 12 to the spread and five of their last seven stayed under the total. Oklahoma has covered just four of their last 13 away games as four of their last five in that role went under.
Head to head Texas has covered seven of their last eight with Oklahoma. Three of the last four in this series went under.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns Bookmaker Free Pick
In this situation the underdog makes the most sense. As mentioned, Texas has bossed the cashier’s cage in this rivalry.
Sooners vs. Longhorns Bookmaker Best Bet: Texas Longhorns
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