With the 2011 Red River Shootout between the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns just five days away, a good place to start any analysis is the books' point of view. The oddsmakers have installed Oklahoma as a 9.5-point favorite. David Payne, columnist with Covers.com, checks in with Homerism for a podcast on the vibe out in the desert.
David and I discuss:
- The oddsmakers' respect for the Sooners.
- Texas' new blood at quarterback and how that has affected the 'Horns' profile with the books.
- How the betting is breaking down.
- Some of the key stats to look at when betting this game.
- And more.
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