Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners Big 12 Championship Betting Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
The NCAA football betting postseason is here giving us plenty of conference championships to wager on. One of the more intriguing contests of this time has to be the Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners Big 12 Championship pairing. Both teams have had phenomenal seasons and it will be highly entertaining to watch these two duke it out for all the marbles. So, given how dominant both sides are, which club are the sportsbook betting odds sticking with this weekend?
Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners – Saturday, December 1st
When: 12:30 pm ET
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Stream: ABC Sports
NCAA Football Betting Odds:
Texas turned in a 9-3 performance this season to finish 2nd overall in the Big 12. The Longhorns worked their way to that status thanks to the 7-2 record they posted in conference play. One of the more crucial conference wins for Texas came around the midseason mark when they upset No. 7 Oklahoma 48-45. The Sooners now come in ranked No. 5 in the nation while Texas slides in as No. 14. The question now is, will Texas be able to replicate those results against the No. 5 ranked Sooners? Looking over both sides, it’s clear that Texas will have difficulty doing so. This is because Texas is currently averaging 31.7 per game while Oklahoma is delivering 50.3 in their outings. Defensively the Longhorns do take the edge as they’re giving up 25.2 per game while the Sooners allot 32.8.
Players to Watch: Sam Ehlinger (2,774 passing yards, 23 TD, 4 INT), Keaontay Ingram (676 rushing yards, 3 TD, 5.2 AVG), and Lil’Jordan Humphrey (1,058 receiving yards, 8 TD, 72 REC).
The Sooners delivered an 11-1 record this season to claim the No. 1 spot in the Big 12. With Oklahoma’s lone loss of the season coming against Texas, there’s no question that the Sooners will be vying to right that wrong this weekend. Judging by the odds, the NCAA football betting odds are sticking with Oklahoma all the way. This isn’t all that shocking, given that Texas suffered 3 losses on the season. Ultimately most bettors believe that the Longhorns midseason triumph over Oklahoma was more of a fluke than anything else. At the end of the day, we’ll find out just how much of a fluke that win truly was this upcoming Saturday. Given that the Sooners beat other nationally ranked opponents that bested Texas, the football math certainly pegs them as a favorite this weekend.
Players to Watch: Kyler Murray (3,674 passing yards, 37 TD, 7 INT), Kennedy Brooks (993 rushing yards, 12 TD, 9.6 AVG), and Marquise Brown (1,264 receiving yards, 10 TD, 70 REC).
Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners Betting Predictions
Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners Betting Picks
So which side should cell phone betting fans take in Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners basketball matchup? All in all, Oklahoma looks like the better pick here. Granted, with Texas already beating them this season, a little action on the Longhorns would not be misguided. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 47-42 Oklahoma.