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College Football Week 7 Picks: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns

Jeff GrantContributor IOctober 9, 2013

College Football Week 7 Picks: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns

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    The Oklahoma Sooners have outscored the Texas Longhorns by a 146-58 margin while winning the last three games in this series, which is important to consider when making your college football Week 7 picks Saturday, as the two programs prepare to meet at the Cotton Bowl.

    Sports bettors will find that the Sooners are 13.5-point neutral-site favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 56.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big 12 Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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Oklahoma Sooners

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    The Oklahoma Sooners have won their first five games of a season for the ninth time under head coach Bob Stoops—winning the statistical battle in every contest during the 2013 campaign.

    College football handicappers will find that the Sooners have outscored opponents by a 57-0 margin in the second quarter.

Texas Longhorns

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    The Texas Longhorns have won back-to-back games, including a 31-30 victory over the Iowa State Cyclones as seven-point road favorites last Thursday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Longhorns are 3-6 straight up and against the spread as underdogs, with the OVER going 6-3 in that situation.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Oklahoma Sooners in the first half, as they've outscored the Texas Longhorns by a combined 91-19 margin in the first 30 minutes of the last three meetings in this series.

    College Football Pick: Oklahoma Sooners First Half 

     

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