2018’s Red River Showdown gets a sequel when No. 9 Texas locks horns with No. 5 Oklahoma for the Big 12 title. The Big 12 Championship odds favor the Sooners by 8-points. If you are betting on the underdog Longhorns straight-up, then Texas pays +260 on the moneyline. The game total is a colossal 78-points for over/under bets.
Texas Vs. Oklahoma Big 12 Championship Odds & Pick
What: Big 12 Championship Game
Who: No. 9 Texas Longhorns vs. No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners
When: 12 PM ET, Saturday, December 1
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Stream: Watch ESPN
Spread: Oklahoma -8
Moneyline: TEX +260/OU -320
Why Bet On Texas To Win The Big 12 Championship
Texas is the one team that defeated Oklahoma this season. Thanks to a 40-yard field goal with nine seconds left, the Longhorns topped the Sooners 48-45 back in October. Without a doubt, it was Texas’ biggest win of the season. Can they repeat that success, kill the Sooners’ College Football Playoff hopes, and win the Big-12 title?
Quarterback Sam Ehlinger is a great playmaker and leader, but he’s banged up. He was healthy when these teams first met in October, but now he is dealing with a shoulder sprain. Ehlinger has been effective against Oklahoma. He has thrown for an average of almost 300 yards passing and 90 yards rushing per game in his two games against the Sooners. Longhorn WRs Lil’Jordan Humphrey and Collin Johnson will have to exploit a depleted Oklahoma secondary that gave up a whopping 539 passing yards in their win over West Virginia last week.
Why Bet On Oklahoma To Win The Big 12 Championship
Oklahoma will be looking for payback for their only loss this season when they face the Longhorns. Since that October loss, the Sooners have scored at least 48-points in all six games. They are averaging 50.3-points per outing.
Last week QB Kyler Murray and the Sooners put up 668 yards of total offense and 59 points against West Virginia. Murray is averaging 12.0 yards per pass attempt (first in FBS) and has thrown 37 touchdowns (second). He is also arguably the best running quarterback in all of college football.
How To Bet The Big 12 Championship Game
This is going to be a high-scoring game with neither team is known for their defensive prowess. Both teams have big-armed QBs and a pair of elite receivers.
Bet the over and Oklahoma -8. The Sooners will want to make a statement by winning big in this game as proof to the College Football Playoff selection committee that they deserve to a shot at the National Championship.