The Week 6 college football betting line favors 22nd-ranked Oklahoma when they face unranked Texas in the yearly Red River Rivalry. The battle kicks-off on Saturday, October 8th at 12:00 PM from the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, TX.
Texas Longhorns Vs Oklahoma Sooners Red River Rivalry Line & Pick
Texas is 2-2 straight up and 2-2 against the spread. Oklahoma is 2-2 straight up. They are only 1-3 against the spread this season. Oklahoma opened as a -10-point favorite and now are 11.5-point favorites to take down Texas on Saturday. The total is 73 after opening at 74.
What: Red River Rivalry
Who: Texas Longhorns (2-2) at No. 20 Oklahoma Sooners (2-2)
When: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Dallas, TX
Stadium: Cotton Bowl
Spread: Oklahoma -11.5
Moneyline: Texas +360 vs Oklahoma -460
Game Total: 73
Watch: FOX Sports 1
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Texas vs Oklahoma
Bet on Texas +11.5 Because…
The Longhorns have as close to an unstoppable offense as any in the nation. Texas averages 517.2 yards per game. That ranks 15 in college football this season. The Longhorns score an average of 41.5 points per game. Texas can pass the ball with Shane Beuchele. They can play a wildcat formation offense with giant 6’ 4”, 249 lb QB Tyrone Swoopes. Either way, it’s tough to keep the Longhorns off the scoreboard.
Bet on Oklahoma -11.5 Because…
Oklahoma is better than their 2-2 record implies. The Sooners have started out the 2016 College Football Season losing 23 to 33 to Top 10 ranked Houston in their first game, beating Louisiana Monroe 59 to 17 in their second game, losing 24 to 45 to Top 5 ranked Ohio State in their third game, and beating rival TCU 52 to 46 on the road in their fourth game. The Sooners lost to Houston and Ohio State, 2 of the best teams in the nation this season.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
It’s hard to see how Texas’s defense keeps Oklahoma from scoring at least 50 points in this match up. The Longhorns have a terrible defense. Notre Dame scored 47 points versus Texas. Cal scored 50 and Oklahoma State scored 49. Texas only beat Notre Dame. It required overtime for Texas to beat the Irish. They lost straight up to both Cal, as a road favorite, and Oklahoma State, as a +2.5 road dog, in the other 2 games.
Oklahoma’s defense is much better than Texas’s. If you add the fact that Oklahoma averages close to 40 points per, this one becomes obvious to me. I think Oklahoma easily covers the spread in the 2016 Red River Rivalry on Saturday, Oct. 8.