The Oklahoma State Cowboys try to stay perfect this season when they take on the host Texas Longhorns in a key Big 12 Conference showdown on Saturday. The Cowboys have moved up the national rankings to No. 12 with five straight wins and have had a week off to get ready for this matchup. Texas is coming off its first conference loss in a thrilling 55-48 setback against Oklahoma last weekend. The Longhorns are hoping to change their fortunes with a win over unbeaten Oklahoma State. This is certainly a fun game to bet online on, so let’s take a closer look at the college football odds surrounding it so you know what picks to make.
|Game: Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-0, 2-0) at Texas Longhorns (4-2, 2-1)
Location: DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium
Time: Noon ET
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Texas has gotten the best of the Cowboys in this rivalry, leading 26-9 heading into Saturday’s contest. The Longhorns are 16-6 when playing at home against Oklahoma State, including a 36-30 victory in 2019. That snapped a four-game winning streak in Austin for the Cowboys.
The Longhorns have won the last two meetings between these two schools, pushing OSU coach Mike Gundy’s record against Texas to 7-9. Steve Sarkisian is facing the Cowboys for the first time as the Texas head coach.
Oklahoma State Cowboys
Next game: at Iowa State
Jaylen Warren rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns as the Cowboys won a battle of unbeatens, topping Baylor 24-14 on Oct. 2. The Bears pulled to within three early in the fourth quarter, but Warren’s touchdown with 2:10 to play sealed the victory for OSU.
Quarterback Spencer Sanders threw for 182 yards and a touchdown and ran for 76 more, but he also had three interceptions in the contest. Tay Martin was the Cowboys’ leading receiver with seven catches for 108 yards.
The Oklahoma State defense limited the Bears to just 280 total yards and the two touchdowns on the ground. The 14 points scored by Baylor were a season-low for a Cowboys opponent.
Oklahoma State covered the spread for the third straight week, improving to 3-2 against the spread. The Cowboys have been favored in all four of their home games, going 2-2.
Next game: at Baylor
In one of the wildest games in college football this season, Oklahoma rallied from a 41-23 deficit late in the third quarter to top the Longhorns 55-48, scoring the winning touchdown with three seconds to play. Texas had tied the game at 48 on a Casey Thompson 31-yard pass to Xavier Worthy with just 1:23 to go in the contest.
Thompson finished with 388 yards and five touchdowns, with Worthy catching nine of those passes for 261 yards and two scores. Bijan Robinson rushed 20 times for 137 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn’t enough to shake the Sooners.
Oklahoma finished with an astounding 662 yards of total offense, turning the ball over twice. Texas had 516 yards of offense in the game, which ended as the highest-scoring contest in the 117 meetings between the two schools.
The Longhorns, who were four-point underdogs, had a three-game winning streak against the spread snapped with the loss. Texas is now 3-2 ATS.
The Longhorns had edge rusher Jacoby Jones (foot) and wide receiver Jordan Whittington hurt against the Sooners. Neither was listed on the team’s depth chart heading into this contest, with neither expected to play against the Cowboys.
Betting on the Game
The Texas Longhorns come into the game as five-point favorites over Oklahoma State, who opened as 5½-point underdogs and have since seen some action. The Longhorns have also seen the over hit in four of six games. Oklahoma State is 3-2 against the spread and actually only hit the over once in five games.
Another thing to consider, the Longhorns are a perfect 3-0 when playing at Darrell K. Royal Stadium in Austin this season.
When you go to bet the moneyline, you will find that the Texas Longhorns are -220 and the Oklahoma State Cowboys are +180. When making your college football picks this is something certainly to watch for. If you are buying into what Oklahoma State and their fans are trying to sell, this is a nice moneyline to take.
In the end though, this seems like something to pass on. The Longhorns are at home, and with a chip on their shoulder following the Red River Rivalry loss.
The oddsmakers have put the total points at this game at 60. It is a Big 12 Conference affair, so there will be no surprise if this game goes crazy with points. Keep in mind, Texas played in a wild one last week, and the Cowboys are no stranger to wanting to score points quickly. When these two teams met a season ago, they scored a combined 75. This has over written all over it. Also, the Longhorns ruin the Cowboys chances at a perfect season.