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Fade Faves Between OU and Texas?

Taking the plunge and backing the favorite between the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns has been a terrible idea for bettors in recent memory, as the faves are just 1-6 ATS in the past seven matchups between the two teams. To make matters worse for OU backers, the Sooners are just 7-9 ATS when giving up points this season. Texas will travel to Norman, Oklahoma on Monday to take on their Big 12 rivals.

Shark Bites
  • Oklahoma is 7-0 SU in their past seven games following a loss.
  • Texas is 6-0 ATS in their past six games.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in Oklahoma’s past five outings.

Oklahoma had their worst outing of the season in their last game when they lost to unranked Kansas State. The Sooners scored just 69 points, their second fewest this year, while hitting a season-low 25 percent from beyond the arc. Despite a poor team performance, Buddy Hield put up respectable numbers with the senior scoring 23 points in the affair.

Texas has earned a reputation as giant killers this season as the Longhorns are 4-2 SU and 5-1 ATS in their six games against ranked opponents. Isaiah Taylor has been a key piece in running Shaka Smart’s offensive scheme as the guard has averaged 15.3 points and 5.1 assists per game this season. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Texas Longhorns opened as 8-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Texas Longhorns vs Oklahoma Sooners Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Oklahoma Sooners bring a 19-3 record (10-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-7 Longhorns, who are 11-11 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Oklahoma go 13-7 so far and the Texas Longhorns go 9-12-1.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 39-rated Oklahoma Sooners and the No. 73-ranked Texas Longhorns, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oklahoma has the nation's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 85.05 PPG. The visiting Texas Longhorns defense ranks No. 51 allowing on average 66.52 PPG. The Sooners FG% has averaged 47.53% so far, more than the Oklahoma Longhorns marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.96% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas got 20 points from Javan Felix en route to a 69-59 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday at Frank Erwin Center.

The Sooners endured a 80-69 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Saturday, despite a 23-point effort from Buddy Hield at Bramlage Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Oklahoma is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Oklahoma is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 5 games
  • Oklahoma is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Iowa State, Saturday, February 13th
Oklahoma at Kansas, Saturday, February 13th