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Oklahoma-Texas Betting Guide: Count on Sooners’ Explosive Offense

Oct 06, 2018 11:10 AM EDT

USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Tom Herman, Sam Ehlinger, Kyler Murray

Texas-Oklahoma Betting Odds, Pick

  • Line: Oklahoma -7
  • Over/Under: 60
  • Time: 12 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: FOX

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Oklahoma has been the class of the Big 12 for the last decade, while Texas has been…not that.

Still, it’s the Longhorns who have gotten the best of this rivalry from a betting perspective even as the gap between the two programs widened. You hate to use the “throw out your numbers in this rivalry” cliché, but it’s been the case. Even last year, Texas held Oklahoma to just 29 points, its lowest total of the season.

This season, the Sooners offense is as strong as ever (albeit against lackluster competition), while Texas has picked up good wins against TCU and USC.

Market Moves for Oklahoma-Texas

By Danny Donahue

If oddsmakers were looking to split bets in half on this game, they’ve come pretty darn close to picking the right number. A slight majority of bettors (53%) is behind the Longhorns, and this line has found its way back to the same spot where it opened.

The over/under has drawn much more lopsided betting percentages. Seventy-two percent of bets and 87% of dollars are on the over, which has inched up the total by a half-point.

Trends to Know

By Evan Abrams

Everyone loves to use the famous stat on Tom Herman as an underdog (11-1 ATS).

But this might be more impressive: when Herman is an underdog or favored by a TD or less, he is 15-3 ATS. As a favorite of more than a TD, he is just 10-16 ATS.

By Steven Petrella

Herman is a notorious giant slayer, and he’s done it with defense. The under is 3-9 in Herman’s games in which he is an underdog, going under by an average of almost 12 points per game.

By John Ewing

Texas is 9-3-1 ATS vs. Oklahoma in this rivalry since 2005.

The last five years, the Sooners have been favored in each game by an average of 13.2 points. In those matchups, Oklahoma is 0-5 ATS, failing to cover on average by 14.8 points per game.

Key Metrics for Oklahoma-Texas

By Steven Petrella

Oklahoma is averaging 8.9 yards per play this season. Through five games in 2017 with Baker Mayfield, the Sooners were averaging 8.7.



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