2012 ABC College Football Game of the Week Odds: Texas vs. Oklahoma Print
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Wednesday, 10 October 2012 09:30
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Texas vs. Oklahoma Odds

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DALLAS, TX (The Spread) – No. 15 Texas and No. 13 Oklahoma meet up Saturday in the annual Red River Rivalry at Noon ET on ABC, live from the Cotton Bowl.

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Texas is 4-1 on the year and 1-1 in the Big 12. Oklahoma is 3-1 overall and 1-1 in conference play. The Longhorns are 3-2 against the spread this year while the Sooners are 2-2 ATS. Oklahoma has won the last two meetings with Texas.

Trends show that Texas is 1-6-1 against the spread in its last 8 games at a neutral site and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 conference games. Oklahoma is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at a neutral site, but just 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a win.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Oklahoma is the slight favorite to win this game, as the Sooners have odds of -3 points against the Longhorns. The over/under total has been set at 61 points. (View Matchup) Opening odds had Oklahoma favored by 3.5 points. The spread hasn’t been any higher than that and got as low as 2.5 points before closing at 3.

Oklahoma enters the game coming off a 41-20 win over Texas Tech last week. The Sooners’ lone loss was 24-19 at home against Kansas State. Right now, Oklahoma is giving up just 16 points per game on defense while scoring 38.3 points per game on offense. Oklahoma has a balanced offensive attack that is averaging over 460 yards per game. Quarterback Landry Jones has thrown for 1,032 yards and seven touchdowns this season.

Texas is coming off a 48-45 loss to West Virginia at home last week. The Longhorns have not had a problem scoring this season, as they are sixth in the country at 46.8 points per game. Texas’ issue has been defense, as it is giving up an average of 26.4 points per game and has allowed at least 31 points in its last three games. Texas has had a balanced offense as well, averaging 470 yards per game. Quarterback David Ash has thrown for 1,276 yards and 11 TDs to lead the team. Running back Malcolm Brown is listed as questionable for this game with an ankle injury. He has  averaged 6.1 yards per carry this season.

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In terms of Injuries, Texas linebacker Jordan Hicks is questionable with a hip injury while cornerback Adrian Phillips is questionable with a shoulder injury. Oklahoma offensive lineman Nila Kasitati is out with a knee injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Oklahoma. The Sooners are getting 55% of the wagers with odds of -3 points against Texas on Saturday.

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