The No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners are 10-0 straight up in their last 10 games against Big 12 opponents and 6-2 against the spread in their last eight over that stretch. The Sooners will try to continue their dominance over the Big 12 this Saturday when they face the No. 19 Texas Longhorns.
Oklahoma is an 8-point betting favorite in Dallas at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Despite owning a 6-2 SU record in their last eight games against the Longhorns, the Sooners are 0-5 ATS in the last five games of this head-to-head series.
Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners
When: Saturday, October 6, 12:00 p.m. ET
Where: Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas
Betting Line / Total: Oklahoma -8 / 60.5 Points
After a pair of shaky games against Iowa State and Army, the Sooners flexed their muscles last Saturday in a 66-33 victory as 21.5-point favorites against Baylor. Kyler Murray needed only 21 passes to rack up new career highs in passing yards with 432 and touchdown passes with six in the blowout win.
Murray has stepped into Baker Mayfield’s shoes admirably this season with 1,460 passing yards and a 17-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio in the team’s 5-0 SU start to the season.
Since losing to Iowa State back on October 7 of 2017, the Sooners are 13-0 SU and 7-6 ATS over their last 13 regular season games per the OddsShark College Football Database.
Texas kicked off its season with a disastrous 34-29 road loss to the Maryland Terrapins as 12-point favorites. But since then, the Longhorns have climbed into the AP Top 25 with four straight wins including victories over then-ranked USC and TCU.
The College Football Playoff committee has forgiven plenty of ugly early season losses, so a win over Oklahoma would certainly keep the Longhorns’ hopes of a dream season alive. The Longhorns are 5-0 ATS in their last five October games.
Saturday’s total is set at 60.5 points. The UNDER is 16-2 in Texas’ last 18 games against Big 12 opponents.
Each of the last four games in the Red River Showdown have been decided by a touchdown or less. With Texas playing well of late and Oklahoma showing some signs of vulnerability this season, this year’s matchup could be another one that stays close into the fourth quarter.
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