Texas vs Oklahoma
The Big 12 Championship Game
Texas Longhorns - Oklahoma Sooners
This game is history: the Big 12 Championship has been played 17 times now, and either the Longhorns or Sooners have been in 15 of them including the last 14.
Of course these two are the ones to win the most of the Big 12 Chmpionship Games: Oklahoma took it 11 times (including the past 3) while Texas won it 3 times.
This will be the second time since 2010 that the conference champion will be determined in a championship game and the first time since 1903 that the two teams will play twice in the same season and the first time since 1929 that the game between the two is not played in the Cotton Bowl.
These season texas won against Oklahoma in a tight game, by 48 - 47.
It will be very interestng to see if Oklahoma's better defense is favoured for good resons against the Texas's speed, and Kyler Murray will have a better impact that Keontay Ingram.
My take is that the real factor to takein account when betting on this game is Tom Herman. The Longhons' coach is a legend when it comes to enter a game as underdog. A real legend. He went 5-0 at Houston when his teams were dogs, and his Texas team rocked USC last season to get to 6-0 outright as the underdog before losing to Oklahoma. As stated, he’s becoming legendary between the bettors when he isn’t favored going 12-1 against the spread and 9-4 straight up.
So for a smaller stake you can have excellent odds as 3.54 for a straight up win and for bigger confidence you have the Texas +8 @ 1.934 and ... let's go green!
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Texas vs Oklahoma prediction
|Texas +8||Pinnacle||1.93||9||27-39 LOST (-9 units)|