One of college football's best rivalries resumes this week when the No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners and the No. 21 Texas Longhorns collide on Saturday in a scintillating edition of the Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. The Sooners (5-0, 2-0 in Big 12) entered the season ranked No. 2 in the country but have dropped after multiple closer-than-expected wins. Meanwhile the Longhorns (4-1, 2-0) have won three straight games after a loss at Arkansas.
Kickoff is noon ET. The Sooners are 3.5-point favorites in the latest Oklahoma vs. Texas odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over/Under for total points scored is 63.5. (See the latest college football lines for all of this week's games on our college football odds page.)
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The model knows that Oklahoma has one of the best run defenses in the country. The Sooners are allowing just 79.4 rushing yards per game, which leads the Big 12 and ranks seventh in the nation. They've held all five opponents this season to 100 rushing yards or fewer.
The model also knows that Texas has arguably the best running back in the country in Bijan Robinson. A 6-foot sophomore from Tucson, Robinson ranks second in the country in rushing yards per game (130.4) and all-purpose yards (163.8). He also is fourth in the country in touchdowns (nine). Over his last seven games dating to last season he is averaging 8.1 yards per carry and has scored 15 touchdowns.
Now the model has simulated Oklahoma vs. Texas 10,000 times, and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over the total, and it says one side of the spread has all of the value. You absolutely need to see it before locking in your own picks.
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