That might seem strange but when you look at the college football lines it is hard to make a case for taking Texas. The Longhorns have been terrible in recent weeks and they could actually finish with a losing record this season.
Oklahoma State -5, total 56 at Sbg global
The Cowboys are five point favorites and the way Texas is playing perhaps the line should be 15. Oklahoma State is in first place in the Big 12 while Texas is in last place. The only reason this number is five points is because of the reputation of Texas. It definitely isn’t based on what has happened this season.
Poor Texas Team
Oklahoma State has not beaten Texas on the road since 1944 but this is not a good Texas team. The Longhorns are struggling in every aspect of the game and have no confidence coming into this contest. The Cowboys should roll as they have the better offense and the better defense. Texas has lost five of their last six and three in a row at home. And Oklahoma State is better than UCLA, Iowa State and Baylor, the three teams that beat Texas at home.
Oklahoma State is in position to play in the Big 12 title game but they need to beat Texas and they still have to face Oklahoma in the regular season finale. The Cowboys have only lost once this season and that was to Nebraska. If things stay as they are the Cowboys would get a chance to avenge that loss in the Big 12 title game.
The Cowboys are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cowboys are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Cowboys are 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 games as a road favorite. The Cowboys are 14-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The one positive for Texas is that they are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a home underdog. That is it though. The Longhorns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Longhorns are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The favorite in this series is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.