Texas vs. Oklahoma Pick

Should bettors expect a shootout between Texas & Oklahoma in Week 6?

Will the Red River Rivalry be a shootout this season when Texas and Oklahoma clash at 12:00PM ET at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Sooners are 10.5-point favorites versus the Longhorns after Texas opened as a 10-point favorite. As for the total, the number has dropped a full point to 73 after opening at 74.

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Charlie Strong's team has collapsed since its 2-0 start to the season, losing at Cal 50-43 as a 7.5-point favorite, and at Oklahoma State 49-31 as a 2.5-point underdog. Texas is now 2-2 on the year and 2-2 against the spread, with both wins at the betting window coming against Notre Dame as a 3.5-point dog, and against UTEP as a 31-point home favorite.

The Sooners have now bounced back with wins following their two losses this season. After dropping a 33-23 decision to Houston in Week 1, OU beat UL-Monroe 59-17 in Week 2, and then following a 45-24 loss to Ohio State in Week 3, the Sooners beat TCU 52-46 as a 3.5-point favorite last week. Oklahoma is now 2-2 straight up but is 1-3 against the spread, with its first cover coming last Saturday at TCU.

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OUR PICK: The over is a perfect 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams when Oklahoma is listed as the "home" team. The over is also 9-3 in the Sooners' last 12 games overall, is 20-7 in their last 27 games in October, and is 18-7 in their last 26 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous contest. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in the Longhorns' last five conference games and is 6-2 in their last eight games overall. Based on how these two teams have played defensively, this should be a back-and-forth track meet from the start.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 6 PICK: TEXAS/OKLAHOMA OVER 73

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