A pair of head-coaches are going into the biggest games of their coaching careers this weekend. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley and Texas coach Tom Herman will be facing off on opposite sidelines for the Red River Showdown for the first time when the teams meet Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The Week 7 college football odds favor the Sooners by 7.5-points over the Longhorns.
Herman was a graduate assistant under Mack Brown with the Longhorns in 1999 and 2000. Riley spent the last two seasons as Oklahoma’s offensive coordinator. It’s the first time since 1947 that this long-standing rivalry has featured new coaches on both sides in the same season.
Oklahoma Sooners Vs Texas Longhorns Odds & Pick
What: No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners (4-1) at Texas Longhorns (3-2)
When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Dallas, TX
Stadium: Cotton Bowl
Spread: Oklahoma -7.5
Moneyline: Oklahoma -300 vs Texas +250
Game Total: 64.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Oklahoma vs Texas
Why Bet The Oklahoma Sooners To Beat The Longhorns
The Sooners were upset by Iowa State 38-31 last week and are looking for a bounce-back win. Oklahoma hasn’t lost back-to-back regular-season games since 1999 — Bob Stoops’ first season in Norman. The second loss of that stretch came against the Longhorns.
Will history repeat? Or will the Sooners return to their winning ways?
"The biggest thing for us is realizing that we still have it all out in front of us," Mayfield said. "It’s in our own control. It doesn’t matter what anybody else does. If we win out and take care of our business, I have all the confidence in the world that we could end up in the playoffs — and we should."
Prior to last week the Sooners had started 4-0 by averaging 48 points per game. Oklahoma has also outgained each of its five opponents this season by an average of 230 yards.
Why Bet The Texas Longhorns To Beat The Sooners
Texas is 3-1 SU and 4-0 ATS over its last four games. That includes a 30-24 double-OT win against K-State. That was enough to cover the 5-point spread. Two weeks ago the Longhorns won at Iowa State 17-7, covering another five-point spread. Before that, they lost at USC in overtime 27-24 but covered easily as 17-point ‘dogs. And before that they beat San Jose State 56-0, covering as 25-point chalk.
This team has a knack for covering the point-spread, but do they have enough juice to keep it close against the Sooners?
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On
- Sooners are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a favorite of 3.5-10.0.
- Sooners are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss.
- Longhorns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.
- Longhorns are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Oklahoma Vs. Texas Week 7 Betting Analysis
Oklahoma has won five of the last seven games in the Red Rivalry showdown, but Texas is 4-0 against the spread in the last four games in the series.
The Texas defense has the talent to hold Baker Mayfield and the rest of the Sooners offense in check. Take the Longhorns with the points.