Texas football vs. Oklahoma State: Prediction and odds Week 8

Bijan Robinson, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Texas won 41-34. Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports
Bijan Robinson, Texas football Mandatory Credit: Texas won 41-34. Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports /

Seeking out its fourth straight win, No. 20 ranked Texas football will hit the road to face the No. 11 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys. Texas is playing well of late, winning its last three games in Big 12 play dating back to an Oct. 1 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers at home.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns come into this matchup against Oklahoma State with a record of 5-2 (3-1 Big 12) following a narrow 24-21 win over the Iowa State Cyclones at home at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Oct. 15. That was the narrowest win of the season to date for the Longhorns.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma State comes into this battle against Texas with a record of 5-1 (2-1 Big 12) following a tough three-point overtime loss at the hands of the No. 13 TCU Horned Frogs in Fort Worth on Oct. 15, which came by the final score of 43-40.

Texas looks to have more momentum than the Pokes heading into this game. But Sark and the Longhorns had a tough time gathering up wins on the road in the last couple of seasons. In fact, Sark is still seeking out his first road Big 12 win as the Texas head coach.

Here’s a look at the betting odds and game prediction as Texas travels to Stillwater to face Oklahoma State at Boone Pickens Stadium on Oct. 22, with the kickoff time set for 2:30 p.m. CT.

Texas football vs. Oklahoma State: Odds for Week 8

Texas is a 6.5-point favorite over Oklahoma State in this game and the over/under is set at 61.5 points (per FanDuel).

The moneyline sits in Texas’ favor (-240) over Oklahoma State (+195).

According to the ESPN Football Power Index, Texas has a 66 percent chance to beat Oklahoma State.

Texas football vs. Oklahoma State prediction

The aforementioned momentum that sits with the Longhorns at the moment should benefit this team in what is sure to be a back-and-forth battle against the Pokes this weekend. Texas looks like the healthier of the two teams right now, which is nice to see given some of the unfortunate injury luck for the Longhorns in the last few years.

Oklahoma State just didn’t look like the same team against the Texas Tech Red Raiders and TCU in the last two games as it did against the Baylor Bears on the road on Oct. 1 in a big double-digit win. That might have to do with the injury issues facing senior quarterback Spencer Sanders.

But only time will tell if Texas can capitalize on the momentum and if it is actually healthier than Oklahoma State.

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I do believe Texas has an edge in this game. The major questions will be how healthy Oklahoma State is this week and how well Texas can play on the road against a top 25 Big 12 foe. If Texas can overcome this challenge, that signifies this team has taken the next step.

Final score prediction: Texas-37, Oklahoma State-31