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Texas hasn’t beaten OU since 2015. Do oddsmakers give the Longhorns a chance Saturday?

Texas fan David Barringer, of Austin and Oklahoma fan Jesse Schutte, of Norman, fight to get their opposing hand signs on TV during the Red River Rivalry game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on October 11, 2008.
Texas fan David Barringer, of Austin and Oklahoma fan Jesse Schutte, of Norman, fight to get their opposing hand signs on TV during the Red River Rivalry game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on October 11, 2008. photo@star-telegram.com

In the last two seasons, Tom Herman and Texas almost beat two of the best teams in the history of the Oklahoma football program.

Almost.

But the Sooners have mostly controlled the Red River Showdown in recent years, winning six of the last eight meetings.

This Saturday at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, the Longhorns will seek to avoid losing their third-straight game to their arch-rivals.

Texas is currently ranked No. 19 in the latest Associated Press top 25 poll. Oklahoma is ranked No. 7.

But the offensive tandem of Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley and Heisman candidate Kyler Murray make the Sooners a relatively strong favorite.

So, what does the point spread for this game look like?

According to Vegasinsider.com, Oklahoma is currently an eight-point favorite over Texas.

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