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Sooners favored in Red River Shootout

It's one of the most famous rivalries in college football and the winner often ends up fighting for a natiional title. Odds are that Oklahoma - favored by seven points Saturday - could be that team. Check out the Odds Blogger's opinion on this game, two NFL picks and some soccer bettings tips as well.

No. 5 Texas Longhorns (5-0) at No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners -7 (5-0) O/U 56

Nothing much is at stake in this game except for first place in the Big 12. The Longhorns have gotten the press for their dynamic offense, but the Sooner actually are averaging more total yards per game, more passing yards per game, and more points per game. Bet the Red River Shootout now at Sportsbook.ag
 

The Longhorns have the better rushing attack, but that is offset by the fact the Sooners defense is ranked 11th in the nation and Longhorns rank 28th. Both teams are a combined 9-0 ATS this season. Their edge on defense and the fact that the game is in Norman will be just enough to put the Sooners over the top and cover the spread. {URL=http://www.oddsshark.com/Stats/TrendSheet/Football/NCAAF}Find betting trends on this game{/URL}

No. 17 Oklahoma State (5-0) at No. 3 Missouri Tigers -13.5 (5-0) O/U 79

Offense, offense, offense. That is the keyword for this game. Neither team has a good defense, but the Tigers rank 3rd in passing yards per game and the Cowboys rank 2nd in rushing yards per game.

Whichever team can play some defense has a big advantage in this game. If the Cowboys can run the ball well, which is their strength, they will keep the Tigers off the field and they have a chance to win. The Cowboys are 4-0 ATS this year and the Tigers are 3-1. Mizzou is favored by two TDs.

Look for the Cowboys to take big chunks of time off the clock and because of that the Under is a good pick. Find betting trends on this game.

NFL - Carolina Panthers (4-1) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers -1.5 (3-2) O/U 36.5 at Bovada

The Bucs need this win to keep pace with the Panthers in the NFC South. The Bucs may change QB’s, as Jeff Garcia may get the nod this week. He will be facing a Panthers defense that is ranked 4th in the NFL.

The Panthers are 3-1-1 ATS this season and the Bucs are 4-1. Look for the Panthers to stymie the offense of the Bucs, so the Under and taking them in an upset is the way to go. See live NFL odds on this game.

Dallas Cowboys -4.5 (4-1) at Arizona Cardinals (3-2) O/U 50.5

Two weeks ago the Cowboys lost to the Redskins at home and last week were far from impressive in beating winless Cincinnati. The Cardinals crushed the Bills last week and the reason? Kurt Warner did not turn the ball over. If he does not get intercepted and he does not fumble he gives the Cardinals a great chance to win. The Cowboys are 2-3 ATS this season and the Cardinals are 3-2. Dallas is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games.

The Cards are flying high and the Cowboys are not playing well as of late and that adds up to an upset in the desert, as the Cardinals will hand the Cowboys their second loss of the season.

Soccer

This weekend there are many World Cup qualifying games and there are some that have good odds for some solid teams. Some good picks with their odds and opponents are Croatia (2.7) over Ukraine, Portugal (2.25) over Sweden, Czech Republic (2.6) over Poland, and Italy (2.0) over Bulgaria.