Saturday’s Red River Shootout between No. 3 Texas and No. 12 Oklahoma will be historic in several ways. For one, this year’s installment marks the final edition of the rivalry with both teams in the Big 12, as both will make their move to the SEC this summer. And for the first time since 2008, both teams enter this matchup undefeated and ranked in the Top 25.
The Cotton Bowl clash in Dallas at noon ET kicks off a solid day of college football after both Texas and Oklahoma turned heads during the first month of the season, particularly Texas, which beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa in Week 2. With Longhorns QB Quinn Ewers leading an offense featuring several NFL prospects and OU’s Dillon Gabriel off to a hot start of his own, oddsmakers expect a high-scoring battle — the Total is set at .
Check out our Oklahoma vs. Texas odds, props, and predictions.
Oklahoma vs. Texas Spread, Moneyline, Total
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- Spread: Texas , Oklahoma
- Moneyline: Texas , Oklahoma
Oklahoma vs. Texas Betting Trends
With two wins over ranked opponents already (Alabama and Kansas), Texas is more proven entering this game. That’s a big reason why Oklahoma is getting nearly a touchdown despite winning all of its games by at least two touchdowns.
- Texas, Oklahoma ATS Records: Texas 3-2, Oklahoma 5-0
- Texas, Oklahoma Over/Under Records: Texas Over 1-4, Oklahoma Over 3-2
- Texas, Oklahoma national championship odds: Texas , Oklahoma
- Texas, Oklahoma Big 12 Title odds: Texas , Oklahoma
Oklahoma vs. Texas Props
Fans looking to bet on Texas vs. Oklahoma have plenty of interesting props to choose from. Some of the top props for this matchup are below:
All eyes are on the quarterbacks in this one. Ewers, who flashed against Alabama last year before leaving that game early due to injury, has been much improved this year after an up-and-down season a year ago. Ewers was outstanding in his team’s win over Alabama on Sept. 9, and he has been accurate (66% completion percentage on the year) and avoided mistakes (just one interception in 147 passing attempts through five games) while remaining a big-play threat. He’s a solid bet to go over his 284.5 passing yards prop.
Gabriel has been prolific in his own right for the Sooners, but his offensive line will be tested by Longhorns DTs T’Vondre Sweat and Byron Murphy II, who lead a front seven that dominated Texas’ best opponent to date, with nine tackles for loss and five sacks against the Crimson Tide.
Oklahoma vs. Texas Analysis and Prediction
The Longhorns have had as much talent as anyone in the country for years, but they finally appear to have put it all together this season under coach Steve Sarkisian. It’s hard to overstate how impressive Texas looked against Alabama, and they’ve been tested since, with a tricky trip to Wyoming and a battle with a then-ranked Kansas team last week. With Ewers piloting a loaded offense — RB Jonathon Brooks, WRs Xavier Worthy, Adonai Mitchell, and TE Ja’Tavion Sanders all look like future NFL players — and a stout defense, Texas will enter every game the rest of this season with a talent advantage.
Oklahoma, though, has also gotten off to a strong start under second-year head coach Brent Venables. OU struggled throughout 2022, especially on defense, with one of the low points coming in their 49-0 loss to Texas. The Sooners appear much improved on that side of the ball, but they haven’t faced an offense like the one they’ll see on Saturday. Gabriel and the always-explosive Oklahoma offense will keep this one close for at least a half, and no one should be surprised to see the outcome remain up in the air well into the fourth quarter. Still, Texas will ultimately win this one, and cover the spread.
Pick: Texas (-6 at time of publishing)
How to Watch Oklahoma vs. Texas
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023
- Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
- Location: Cotton Bowl — Dallas
- Network: ABC