Oklahoma vs. Texas Sharp Report: Pros Shifting Odds for Red River Showdown

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Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts

  • Texas and Oklahoma play Saturday at 12 p.m. ET (FOX) in the annual Red River Showdown.
  • With lines already available, smart money is already moving the Texas vs. Oklahoma betting odds.
  • Using The Action Network's tools, we examine how professionals are betting this game.

Each week, I highlight one of college football’s smallest games that is attracting early attention from professional bettors.

Winning bets on those games pay just the same as cashing from the week’s biggest matchups, and there’s plenty of value to justify jumping on soft lines early.

But this week, smart money is all over one of Saturday’s highest-profile games: the Red River Showdown between Oklahoma and Texas.

At the time of writing, 58% of spread bets are on Texas, which in itself isn’t all that telling. However, it’s how this line has moved and what’s driving the adjustment that bettors should take note of.

Oklahoma vs. Texas Sharp Report

The Sooners opened as 9.5-point favorites and, as I mentioned above, are getting just 42% of all wagers on the spread.

Those 42% of bets on Oklahoma make up 52% of the money, indicating that the bigger bets are laying the points. But still, 52% is very closed to balanced money, so why have oddsmakers moved this line up to -10.5?

Because that slight majority in money is also coming from respected bettors.

Sports Insights’ Bet Signals have reported two steam moves on Oklahoma at lines at -9.5 and -10, making it easy to understand why the number now sits at -10.5.

In fact, a couple of books across the market have already adjusted up to Oklahoma -11.

It’ll now be interesting to monitor if Texas money is waiting to buyback the Longhorns, especially if this line ticks up to a consensus +11 or +11.5 across the market.

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