The No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners kept their record unblemished with another astounding victory last Saturday. The No. 18 Texas Longhorns, meanwhile, avoided a punch in the gut by surviving a scare against the Kansas State Wildcats. With both Oklahoma and Texas wining their last assignments, respectively, they have all the momentum in the world heading into another edition of the Red River Showdown this coming Saturday.
NCAA football futures give the Longhorns +5,000 odds to win the College Football Championship while Oklahoma is sitting pretty at +120.
Betting Preview for the Texas Longhorns vs Oklahoma Sooners Week 6 College Football Game on October 6 2018
Where: Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, Texas
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 12:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Texas Longhorns (4-1 Overall / 2-0 Conference)
The Longhorns extended their win streak to four games on Saturday, as they downed the Kansas State Wildcats on the road, 19-14. Longhorns sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger was steady under center against the Wildcats, passing for 2017 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions on 29-of-36 completions. Still, there’s a lot to be desired of the Longhorns’ performance, especially concerning their consistency. Just when they looked poised for a huge offensive night by taking a 19-0 lead at the half, their offense got crippled in the second half by Kansas State. The same goes for the Longhorns’ defense that held Kansas State scoreless before halftime before allowing 14 points in the final two quarters of the game. The Longhorns can’t afford such lulls on both ends of the field against a much more talented Oklahoma side next week.
The Longhorns, who entered Week 5 averaging 31.2 points per game, are 4-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games on the road.
Betting on the Oklahoma Sooners (5-0 Overall / 2-0 Conference)
Like Texas, the Sooners kept the good times rolling on Saturday. The still undefeated Oklahoma side torched the Baylor Bears, 66-33. As what the final score suggests, the Sooners’ offense was simply unstoppable again. Quarterback Kyler Murray went full Patrick Mahomes on the Bears, throwing for 432 yards and six touchdowns against zero picks. Two Sooners wide receivers had at least 132 receiving yards and a touchdown, while freshman running back Kennedy Brooks added 107 yards and two rushing scores on just eight carries. With how well Murray is playing right now, it’s going to take more than a good defense to stop him. For the record, Oklahoma is 11th in the nation in scoring offense with 44.2 points per game and 12th in total offense with 502.2 total yards per contest.
The Sooners are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as the home team.
Oklahoma beats Texas by a final score of 35-23.
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