Red River Rivalry Betting Preview: Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Saturday, 10/12/13, 12:00 PM EST
Opening Point Spread: Oklahoma -11.5
Current Betting Line: Oklahoma -13.5
Opening Total: 56
Current Total: 56
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
Texas improved to 2-0 in the Big 12 Conference last Thursday by picking up a 31-30 victory over the Iowa State Cyclones as seven-point road favorites, while going OVER the betting total for the fourth time in five contests this season. The Longhorns are 59-43-5 all-time in this series, as they enter as the only Big 12 team that holds an all-time series lead against the Sooners, which is important to consider when making your college football betting picks Saturday. Texas is 0-2 SUATS as underdogs of 10.5 to 21 points the last two-plus seasons.
The Longhorns will send out Case McCoy for his second-career start, as first-team quarterback David Ash continues to deal with concussion symptoms. Texas is averaging 459.0 yards of total offense, which ranks 39th in the nation, with the numbers coming out to 192.2 on the ground and 266.8 through the air. Running back Johnathan Bray leads the team with 439 rushing yards. The program has gone 153-45 under head coach Mack Brown—resulting in the nation’s fourth-most victories over that 16-year span.
Oklahoma is off to a 5-0 start for the ninth time under longtime head coach Bob Stoops, which includes accomplishing that feat three times in the last four seasons. The Sooners have either been tied for leading at halftime in their last 10 regular season games, which is important to consider when looking over the college football odds page. Under Stoops’ direction, the team has compiled a dominating 47-12 overall record in the month of October. Oklahoma is 10-3 SU and 5-8 ATS as favorites of 10.5 to 21 points since 2011, with the OVER going 7-6 in those 13 opportunities.
The Sooners have won 10 straight conference games dating back to last season’s opener in that situation—the third-longest winning streak of its kind in team history. Oklahoma is 58-1 in its last 59 games when finishing with 203 or more yards on the ground. On the other side of the football, the team leads the Big 12 in pass and third-down defense.
Sports bettors will likely back the Sooners due to their 4-1 ATS mark in their last five neutral site games.
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