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College Football Betting Preview: Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners
October 7, 2023
The 2023 edition of the Red River Rivalry will take place on Saturday afternoon in week 6 of the college football season when the 5-0 Oklahoma Sooners take on the 5-0 Texas Longhorns for sole possession of 1
place in the Big 12 Conference in both teams final year in the conference before transferring to the SEC next year. Which team will take sole possession of 1
place in the Big 12? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.
The Oklahoma Sooners enter this game ranked 12
in the AP Poll and 12
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 5-0 following a 50-20 win at home against the Iowa State Cyclones while covering the 19.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 5 of the college football season. Oklahoma scored 50 points while compiling a total of 523 yards offensively which included 366 passing yards and 157 rushing yards while allowing 20 points and 352 total yards defensively which included 202 passing yards and 150 rushing yards. Dillon Gabriel led the team in passing, completing 26 of 39 attempts for 366 yards with three touchdowns and an interception while rushing for 37 yards and two touchdowns. Marcus Major led the team in rushing with 19 carries for 66 yards while adding four receptions for 17 yards. Jalil Farooq led the team in receiving, catching five of seven targets for 81 yards.
Texas enters this game ranked 3
in the AP Poll and 4
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 5-0 following a 40-14 win at home against the Kansas Jayhawks while covering the 15.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 5 of the college football season. The Longhorns scored 40 points while compiling a total of 661 total yards offensively which included 325 passing yards and 336 rushing yards while allowing 14 points and 260 total yards defensively which included 136 passing yards and 124 rushing yards. Quinn Ewers led the team in passing, completing 25 of 35 attempts for 325 yards with a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 40 yards and two touchdowns. Jonathan Brooks led the team in rushing with 20 carries for 217 yards and two touchdowns while adding a reception for 23 yards. Adonai Mitchell led the team in receiving, catching 10 of 13 targets for 141 yards and a touchdown.
BookMaker has the Texas Longhorns listed as 6.5-point favorites against the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday afternoon in week 6 of the college football season. Oklahoma has won seven of the last ten and two of the last three games in the series while going 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. Oklahoma is 5-0 ATS overall and 2-0 ATS in conference games this season while the Texas Longhorns are 3-2 ATS overall, 2-2 ATS as a favorite, and 2-0 ATS in conference games on the year.
Texas enters this game as the higher-ranked team, however, Oklahoma has been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the last three matchups. The Sooners are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series and have been the better team this season at covering the spread going 5-0 ATS overall while the Longhorns are 3-2 ATS overall. I look for that trend to continue which is why I am buying the .5 point and taking the Oklahoma Sooners +7 against the Texas Longhorns in the Red River Rivalry in week 6 of the college football season on BookMaker.
Spooky Express Pick: Oklahoma Sooners +7
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