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Longhorns Sooners Betting Preview for Week 7

Oklahoma SoonersTexas Longhorns
5-0October 12, 2013, 12:00 | Cotton Bowl3-2


The Red River Rivalry goes Saturday with the Texas Longhorns trying to win and cover the spread at Cotton Bowl against the Oklahoma Sooners in Week 7 action.

The Sooners have destroyed the Longhorns the past two seasons and they are 12-point favorites today.

The Longhorns sit at 3-2 (2-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Sooners are currently 5-0 (3-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas is 4-1 OU, and Oklahoma is 2-3 OU.

View Oklahoma Sooners vs Texas Longhorns Odds and Stats.

Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 13 in favor of the Sooners. The over-under was hoverign around 57 points at [custom:bol-link}.

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 23-rated Sooners taking on the No. 45-rated Longhorns in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 41-28 win for the Sooners on Saturday.

Last time out for Oklahoma, they were a 20-17 winner as they battled TCU at home. Oklahoma failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point favorite, while 37 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Longhorns grabbed a Week 6 victory over the Cyclones in their last game, winning 31-30 at Jack Trice Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas's No. 47-ranked offense, averaging 32.4 PPG, against a Sooners defense that ranks No. 6 this week at 13 PPG. The Longhorns aerial game is averaging 266.8 yards per game, more than the Sooners secondary allows through the air, 168.4 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Sooners own the league's No. 121-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 375.5 yards per game when on the road. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 32 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Next up:
Oklahoma at Kansas, Saturday, October 19th
Texas at TCU, Saturday, October 26th