Alamo Bowl: Texas vs Oregon Odds
Oregon will play in the school's first Alamo Bowl on December 30 as they take on a Texas team at the Alamodome that came up just short of a Big 12 conference title.
The Longhorns had a shot at the Big 12 title on the final weekend of the season, but they lost the game – as well as the BCS bid - to Baylor by a score of 30-10.
Oregon suffered two losses this season and didn't even make the Pac-12 title game after being considered national title contenders.
Favorites are 4-1 ATS in the past 5 Alamo Bowls and Texas is riding a 12-1 SU streak in its past 13 bowl games. The UNDER is 6-2 in the past eight Oregon bowl games.
The line was holding steady at Bovada as of late Sunday, watch for updates before kickoff.
This season the Ducks are 10-2 overall and 7-5 ATS against the number, while the Longhorns are 8-4 and 6-6 ATS. As for the totals, Oregon is 7-5 on the OU, and Texas is 5-7.
This game matches up the No. 8 (Ducks) and the No. 54 (Longhorns) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 52-34 result in favor of the Ducks is predicted by handicapping models.
In their last action, Texas was a 30-10 loser on the road against Baylor. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (40) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Malcolm Brown went over the 100-yard mark (131) in his team's latest effort, but Baylor still defeated Texas by a score of 30-10. Thomas Tyner tore up the turf for 140 rushing yards in the latest Ducks game, a 36-35 win over the Beavers at Autzen Stadium.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oregon's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 46.75 PPG, against a Longhorns defense that ranks No. 56 this week at 25.5 PPG. The Ducks aerial game is averaging 294.67 yards per game, more than the Longhorns secondary allows through the air, 221.75 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Longhorns feature the league's No. 108-rated road run defense, allowing 225.2 yards per game. Oregon, meanwhile, ranks No. 10 in rushing offense at home.