The 110th edition of the Red River Showdown will either be a blowout or a tale of redemption that Disney will buy the movie rights for. 10th-ranked Oklahoma heads into Saturday’s meeting looking to remain undefeated while sending the spiraling Longhorns to a fourth consecutive loss.
The week 6 college football line has the visiting Sooners as 16.5-point betting favorites over Texas. Kick-off time is scheduled for noon ET on ABC this Saturday, October 10th at the Cotton Bowl in Texas. Let’s find out if the Longhorns can at least cover the spread for betting enthusiasts bold enough to back the bumbling ballclub.
A Closer Look At The No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Longhorns College Football Week 6 Line
What: No.10 Oklahoma Sooners (4-0) at Texas Longhorns (1-4)
When: Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Kickoff: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Dallas, TX
Stadium: Cotton Bowl
Weather: 87° F | Partly Cloud
Spread: Oklahoma -16.5
Moneyline: Oklahoma -800 vs Texas +550
Game Total: 61.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Oklahoma vs Texas
Bet The Oklahoma Sooners at -17 Because…
The Sooners are far too explosive offensively for the Longhorns to stop.
Oklahoma is coming off an impressive 44-24 win over a very good West Virginia team in Week 5 and has been putting points on the board like crazy ever since finding out they had a gem of a signal-caller in junior quarterback Baker Mayfield.
The Texas Tech transfer has been absolutely stupendous in tossing 13 touchdown passes and three interceptions while completing an impressive 65.2 percent of his passes for 1,382 yards.
Oklahoma also has a fantastic running back in elusive sophomore Samaje Perine. After rushing for a stunning 1,713 yards and 6.5 yards per carry as a freshman last year, Perine is averaging a healthy 4.6 yards per carry with nine touchdowns, including seven receiving scores.
Bet The Texas Longhorns at +17 Because…
They’re playing at home – and simply can’t be as bad as they’ve looked in recent weeks…right?
Look, there’s absolutely no sense in trying to sugarcoat the state of the Texas Longhorns as they get set for this Big 12 matchup.
Texas is coming off a resounding 50-7 loss against No. 2 TCU in Week 5 that was actually a lot worse then the blowout of a score indicates. The Longhorns were held to just 122 passing yards and 3.7 yards per carry in the loss while allowing the Horned Frogs to roll up a stunning 604 yards of total offense, including 376 passing yards from Heisman Trophy candidate Trevone Boykin.
"Today was awful," second-year Texas coach Charlie Strong after falling to 7-11. "It was embarrassing. We just have to continue to coach."
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
If you’ve got better things to do thank think about how bad Texas is going to lose this contest, then you’re in luck because I’m going to get right to the point by saying that it will take a minor miracle just for the Longhorns to keep the final score in this Week 6 pairing respectable.
Oklahoma (42.0 ppg) is averaging 17.4 points per game more than Texas while also allowing 16.1 fewer points per contest defensively than the Longhorns, for an insane point differential of 33.5 points per game.
I’m surprised that just 55 percent of the betting public likes Oklahoma to cover the spread, particularly after seeing their effort against TCU last weekend.
I know the Horns are playing at home and are getting nearly three touchdowns, but the Sooners have gone 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game while Texas has gone 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and a nearly winless 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Bet on Oklahoma to win and cover the spread against a Texas Longhorns team that is probably already making plans to replace lame duck head coach Charlie Strong. My final score prediction is Texas 17, Oklahoma 42