Cowboys Longhorns Big 12 Betting
It's showdown time in the Big 12 as the first-place Texas Longhorns, 6-0 in conference play, tangle with the third-place Cowboys of Oklahoma State in Austin Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, Fox).
Texas is coming off a come-from-behind 47-40 overtime victory at West Virginia, getting a fortunate cover as six-point favorites.
OSU, meanwhile, just bombed Kansas 42-6, covering as 31-point chalk.
So the 'Horns are a game up on the Pokes in the Big 12 standings, with Baylor sandwiched in-between.
The visiting team has won the last four games in this series.
In the early betting the Cowboys were favored by a field goal over Texas.
They will face the 7-1 Cowboys, who own a 5-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Longhorns are 5-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cowboys are 4-4 favoring the OVER.
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 36-rated Longhorns and the No. 15-rated Cowboys in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 47-37 win for the Cowboys on Saturday.
The Longhorns grabbed a Week 11 victory over the Mountaineers in their last game, winning 47-40 at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas's No. 36-ranked offense (34.44 PPG) against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 20 at 19.67 PPG. The Longhorns passing attack has averaged 248 yards per game, more than the Cowboys give up through the air (239.67 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Cowboys feature the league's No. 20-rated road run defense, allowing 120.25 yards per game. Texas, meanwhile, ranks No. 29 in rushing offense at home.
A few Cowboys at Longhorns trends to consider:
Oklahoma State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Oklahoma State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma State is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
Oklahoma State is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Oklahoma State at Baylor, Saturday, November 23rd
Texas at Texas Tech, Thursday, November 28th