Texas football vs. Oklahoma: Opening betting odds for Red River

Bijan Robinson, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Bijan Robinson, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

Following an important win at home over head coach Neal Brown and the West Virginia Mountaineers on the night of Oct. 1, head coach Steve Sarkisian and Texas football have more momentum heading into the Red River Rivalry game next weekend. Texas topped West Virginia on Oct. 1 to get the first win of Big 12 play this fall.

This was a solid win for the Longhorns, coming in convincing fashion over the Mountaineers this weekend by the final score of 38-20. Texas really needed a win like this over a tough West Virginia team to have something to hang their hat on before facing the Oklahoma Sooners in Red River in Dallas on Oct. 8.

The win over West Virginia gives the Longhorns a record of 3-2 (1-1 Big 12) heading into Red River.

Meanwhile, new head coach Brent Venables and the Sooners don’t have as much to feel good about heading into Red River. Oklahoma is coming off a blowout loss at the hands of the TCU Horned Frogs in Fort Worth on Oct. 1, by the final score of 55-24.

Oklahoma has now lost two straight games to open up Big 12 play, after also falling short to the Kansas State Wildcats at home in Norman on Sep. 24. This two-game losing streak gives Oklahoma a record of 3-2 (0-2 Big 12) heading into Red River.

Here’s a look at the opening betting odds as Texas gets set to face Oklahoma in Red River at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Oct. 8, with kickoff time set for 11 a.m. CT.

Texas football vs. Oklahoma opening betting odds

Texas opens up as a 3.5-point favorite over Oklahoma in this game (per FanDuel). And the over/under has yet to be released.

According to the ESPN Football Power Index, Texas has a 68.2 percent chance to beat Oklahoma.

So far this season, Texas has a record of 4-1-0 against the spread. Texas covered the pregame spread in the win over West Virginia in Week 5, which was set at 8.5 before kickoff.

Texas has also hit the over twice this season and the under three times.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma holds a record of 2-3-0 against the spread this season. Oklahoma clearly did not cover the spread in the loss to TCU on Oct. 1, where the Sooners were the favorite heading into that game.

Oklahoma has also hit the over twice and the under twice, with a push in another game this season.

Next. 4 takeaways from the win over WVU in Week 5. dark

Texas holds the edge in the all-time series against Oklahoma with a record of 62-50-5. But Oklahoma has won the last four games in Red River over Texas, dating all the way back to the 2018 season. Last season, Oklahoma edged Texas in a second-half collapse for the Longhorns that ended in the Sooners’ favor 55-48.