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Red River Showdown Odds and Pick

Watching the Texas Longhorns last week was not an easy task, but it goes a long way to describing how the team has gone 1-6 SU and ATS in their past seven contests. It doesn’t get any easier for the Longhorns as they have the Red River Showdown with the Oklahoma Sooners this week.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the past five games between Oklahoma and Texas.
  • The OVER is 12-6 in Oklahoma’s past 18 games.
  • This is the eighth consecutive year that the Red River Showdown will be played at the Cotton Bowl.

Texas had an embarrassing start against TCU last week, allowing the Horned Frogs to score 30 points in the opening quarter. The Longhorns have been off to slow starts in their past four games, being outscored a staggering 51-13 in the first quarter.

Since returning to the Air Raid offense, the Sooners offense has been unstoppable. Oklahoma is tenth in the nation in both passing yards per game (358.3 ypg) and points per game (42.0). Oklahoma has only once scored less than 40 points in a game this season and that was against then ranked No.23 Tennessee.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Texas Longhorns sat as 13.5-point underdog, according to 5Dimes. As of Friday afternoon the line sits at +16.5 with a total of 59.5. Check the lines pages for the latest.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 39-20 result in favor of the Sooners. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Longhorns Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Longhorns sit at 1-4 (1-4 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Oklahoma Sooners are currently 4-0 (3-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Texas is 2-3 OU, and Oklahoma is 2-2 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Oklahoma injuries news.

The Texas Longhorns sit at No. 91 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Oklahoma Sooners are at No. 19 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Texas's No. 93-ranked offense, averaging 24.6 PPG, against a Oklahoma defense that ranks No. 53 this week at 22.25 PPG. The Texas aerial game is averaging 167.2 yards per game, less than the Oklahoma Sooners secondary allows through the air, 203.25 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Oklahoma Sooners own the league's No. 31-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 129 yards per game when on the road. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 53 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

West Virginia was unable to contain Wendell Smallwood in its last action Saturday and the result was a 44-24 Week 5 loss against the Sooners.

 

Trevone Boykin's 332-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as TCU earned a 50-7 win over Texas on Saturday at Amon Carter Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Oklahoma is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Oklahoma's last 18 games
  • Oklahoma is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Texas
  • Oklahoma is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
  • Texas is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Texas is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas's last 11 games
  • Texas is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma

Next Betting Matchups

Oklahoma at Kansas State, Saturday, October 17th
Texas home to Kansas State, Saturday, October 24th

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