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Red River Rivalry Betting Preview

Looking to keep their undefeated season and BCS Championship bid on track, the Oklahoma Sooners face the undefeated Texas Longhorns this week in the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl.

Texas is 4-2 SU and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six meetings with Oklahoma. Landry Jones padded his stats last week with 425 yards and five touchdowns against Ball State.
Texas leads the Red River Rivalry odds picture in recent years, going 4-1-1 ATS in six meetings of this legendary Big 12 battle.

View Oklahoma vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Sooners listed as 9.5-point favorites. The total opened at 56.5 over at BetOnline this week, while you can expect the best underdog line will end up being at Bovada since that is their MO.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Longhorns rated this week at No. 9 and the Sooners sitting at No. 25. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 54-46 result in favor of the Sooners this week.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas's No. 36-ranked offense, averaging 34.2 PPG, against a Sooners defense that ranks No. 14 this week at 15.2 PPG. The Longhorns aerial game is averaging 214.8 yards per game, less than the Sooners secondary allows through the air, 219 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Sooners feature the league's No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 27 yards per game. Texas, meanwhile, ranks No. 36 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, Oklahoma was a 62-6 winner at home against Ball State. They covered the 40–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (68) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 37-14 winner as they battled Iowa State on the road. Texas covered in the match as a 8.5-point favorite, while 51 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When favored on the road are 5-5

Texas Longhorns Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When an underdog at home are 4-6

A few Sooners at Longhorns trends to consider:
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Oklahoma is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
Oklahoma is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Oklahoma
Texas is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games

Next up:
Oklahoma at Kansas, Saturday, October 15
Texas home to Oklahoma State, Saturday, October 15