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Oklahoma Sooners: College Football TV Schedule & Gambling Picks - Week 6

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Will Oklahoma cover? It’s always a tough call vs. Texas in the Red River Shootout.

Baylor v Oklahoma Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images

What’s up, y’all? With Jack off to Dallas for something this weekend, he asked yours truly to handle this week’s gambling picks. The good news for you is that I do a weekly handicapping column for Blatant Homerism, where I have gotten murdered against the spread this year.

So fade away...

Texas at Oklahoma (-7.5) - I’ve already spilled so much ink about the Red River Shootout this week that I don’t know how much more I can say about it. I’ve already laid out my thoughts on the game’s keys, but one underplayed aspect of the matchup is that the Texas Longhorns haven’t turned the ball over in their last two games. An inefficient offense like that can’t afford to give the ball away when it’s trying to keep pace with the Oklahoma Sooners. Just one turnover could be enough to turn this into a comfortable victory for the good guys.

Pick: Take the points; under 61.

Iowa State at Oklahoma State (-10) - I realize all the analytics favor the Cowboys in this game, but I keep waiting for the bottom to fall out on OSU. From the outside looking in, it seems as though Mike Gundy is working through some issues in his locker room. The Pokes are pretty banged up, too. ISU is a live dog here, although I still think OSU scratches out a win.

Pick: Cyclones +10; under 54.5.

Kansas State at Baylor (-3.5) - It’s starting to feel as though the situation at KSU is heading towards an ugly ending. With the winnable games left on the schedule starting to dwindle, things won’t get any rosier around Manhattan if the Wildcats lose here. Unfortunately for Bill Snyder, Baylor looks like the better team, and I’m not sure if it’s close.

Pick: Baylor covers the 3.5; over 54.5.

Kentucky at Texas A&M (-5.5) - Two SEC rivals meet for the first time in history. In light of the Wildcats’ hot start to the year, the spread seems to be screaming for you to take the points. However, it gets dicey for UK if Benny Snell can’t get going on the ground, and stopping the run is the strength of A&M’s defense.

Pick: Lay the points; under 54.

Nebraska at Wisconsin (-17) - Ed Feng of The Power Rank did a podcast earlier this week focusing on some of the teams whose records obscure the actual quality of their play. The Cornhuskers are better than their 0-4 start, while Wisconsin is a little overrated, according to him. I like Ed, so let’s roll with it.

Pick: NU covers; over 54.5.

Syracuse (-3.5) at Pittsburgh - Huge hangover effect in play here for the Orange after losing last week’s squeaker at Clemson. A physical game like that takes a toll on a squad, and now the ‘Cuse have to go back on the road for an early start. It could be raining at kickoff. The Panthers stink, but they will have a chance to win outright.

Pick: Take the points; over 59.

Thursday TV Schedule (ET)

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Georgia State at Troy 7:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Tulsa at Houston 8:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com

Friday TV Schedule (ET)

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Georgia Tech at Louisville 7:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Middle Tennessee at Marshall 7:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Utah State at BYU 9:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com

Saturday TV Schedule (ET)

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
#1 Alabama at Arkansas 12:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#19 Texas at #7 Oklahoma 12:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Kansas at #9 West Virginia 12:00 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Maryland at #15 Michigan 12:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Northwestern at #20 Michigan State 12:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Tulane at Cincinnati 12:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Buffalo at Central Michigan 12:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan 12:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
East Carolina at Temple 12:00 PM ESPNews WatchESPN.com
Missouri at South Carolina 12:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Illinois at Rutgers 12:00 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Syracuse at Pittsburgh 12:20 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Boston College at #23 NC State 12:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Northern Illinois at Ball State 3:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
#4 Clemson at Wake Forest 3:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
#5 LSU at #22 Florida 3:30 PM CBS CBSSports.com
3:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Iowa State at #25 Oklahoma State 3:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
Ohio at Kent State 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Miami (OH) at Akron 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Navy at Air Force 3:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Bowling Green at Toledo 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Alabama at Georgia Southern 3:30 PM None WatchESPN.com
San Diego State at Boise State 3:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
South Florida at UMass 3:30 PM Eleven/NESN/WTTA UMassAthletics.com
Kansas State at Baylor 3:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Iowa at Minnesota 3:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Indiana at #3 Ohio State 4:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Arizona State at #21 Colorado 4:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
UL Monroe at Ole Miss 4:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
New Mexico at UNLV 4:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Old Dominion at Florida Atlantic 5:00 PM Stadium Facebook.com
SMU at #12 UCF 7:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
#13 Kentucky at Texas A&M 7:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
UAB at Louisiana Tech 7:00 PM Stadium Facebook.com
UTSA at Rice 7:00 PM None WatchESPN.com
Louisiana at Texas State 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UConn at Memphis 7:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Vanderbilt at #2 Georgia 7:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
#8 Auburn at Mississippi State 7:30 PM ESPN2 WatchESPN.com
#10 Washington at UCLA 7:30 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Nebraska at #16 Wisconsin 7:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
North Texas at UTEP 7:30 PM beIN Sports beINSports.com
#6 Notre Dame at #24 Virginia Tech 8:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Liberty at New Mexico State 8:00 PM None Aggievision
Washington State at Oregon State 9:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
California at Arizona 10:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Utah at #14 Stanford 10:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Colorado State at San Jose State 10:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Fresno State at Nevada 10:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Wyoming at Hawai'i 11:59 PM Spectrum Sports PPV Stadium (App Only)