Oklahoma @ Texas NCAA Football Odds Guide

Posted by Daniel Strum on October 9, 2015 in

The unbeaten Oklahoma Sooners will look to keep their perfect record intact when they visit a Texas Longhorns team that is going nowhere fast and looked absolutely awful for fans in their Week 5 beat-down. Now, let’s find out if the Sooners will cover the college football betting line as a nearly three-touchdown road favorite.

How To Bet the Sooners @ Longhorns NCAAF Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Saturday, October 10, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, Texas
NCAAF Odds: Oklahoma -17
O/U Total: 61.5

Why Bet on the Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma looked very good in beating a very good West Virginia team 44-24 in Week 5. The Sooners have been putting points on the board like crazy ever since unearthing their gem of a signal-caller in junior quarterback Baker Mayfield. The Texas Tech transfer has been absolutely stupendous in tossing 13 touchdown passes and three interceptions while completing an impressive 65.2 percent of his passes for 1,382 yards.
Oklahoma also has an elite running back in elusive sophomore Samaje Perine. After rushing for a stunning 1,713 yards and 6.5 yards per carry as a freshman last year, Perine is averaging a healthy 4.6 yards per carry with nine touchdowns, including seven receiving scores.

Why Bet on the Texas Longhorns

Look, there’s absolutely no sense in trying to sugarcoat the state of the Texas Longhorns as they get set for this Big 12 matchup. Texas is coming off a resounding 50-7 loss against No. 2 TCU in Week 5 that was actually a lot worse then the blowout of a score indicates. The Longhorns were held to just 122 passing yards and 3.7 yards per carry in the loss while allowing the Horned Frogs to roll up a stunning 604 yards of total offense, including 376 passing yards from Heisman Trophy candidate Trevone Boykin.
“Today was awful,” second-year Texas coach Charlie Strong after falling to 7-11. “It was embarrassing. We just have to continue to coach.”

My Expert Game Analysis & Predictions:

I’m going to get right to the point with my Week 6 pick on this Big 12 matchup by saying that Texas is fighting an uphill battle they simply won’t win against a far superior Oklahoma team. The Sooners (42.0 ppg) are averaging 17.4 points per game more than the Longhorns while also allowing 16.1 fewer points per game defensively than their Big 12 rivals. I’m surprised that just 55 percent of the betting public likes Oklahoma to cover the spread, particularly after seeing their effort against TCU last weekend.

I know the Horns are playing at home and are getting nearly three touchdowns, but the Sooners have gone 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game while Texas has gone 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and a nearly winless 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall.

Oklahoma will win and cover the spread against a Texas Longhorns team that is probably already making plans to replace lame duck head coach Charlie Strong.
My Pick: Oklahoma 42 Texas 17