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2020 Texas Longhorns Football Betting Predictions

 

Texas Longhorns Betting Odds & Forecast

2020 Texas Longhorns Schedule

  • Sept. 12 vs. UTEP
  • Sept. 26 at Texas Tech
  • Oct. 3 vs. TCU
  • Oct. 10 vs. Oklahoma (Dallas, Texas)
  • Oct. 24 vs. Baylor
  • Oct. 31 at Oklahoma State
  • Nov. 7 vs. West Virginia
  • Nov. 21 at Kansas
  • Nov. 28 vs. Iowa State
  • Dec. 5 at Kansas State

The Longhorns won't leave the Lone Star State until Halloween to face Oklahoma State in Stillwater. Following a non-conference home affair with UTEP to kick off the season, UT will be tested against Texas Tech, TCU, and Oklahoma in the next three games. The final four games after Oklahoma State are extremely managable, including home games against West Virginia and Iowa State and road contests within the Sunflower State to Kansas and Kansas State.


Texas head coach Tom Herman has been a great investment in his career when the Longhorns have been installed as underdogs. (AP)

Texas Odds to win Big 12 Championship

Yes (+120)

Yet, although the win total and Game of the Year lines don't exactly breath much confidence in Texas having a dominant 2020 campaign, the fact that the oddsmakers have essentially listed the Big 12 race as a two team contest between Oklahoma (-125) and Texas (+120) does.

No other school has better then a +650 price tag to do the same (Oklahoma State), as we could very well get a repeat of 2018 where Texas and Oklahoma meet twice in one year with the rematch coming in the conference championship. That's what these odds would suggest, and for those that are believers in the Longhorns this year, it would be here where the handicapping process should start to go a bit deeper.

Texas Odds to Make 2020-21 College Football Playoff

Yes (+425) or No (-625)

A Big 12 title hasn't always necessitated an invite to the CFB Playoff for those programs, as the fact that each school in the conference plays each other and they do have a tendency to beat up on one another or have the top team slip up in a bad spot has hurt the conference's image on the national level.

That being said, ever since the conference introduced a conference championship game in 2017, the winner has been involved in the playoffs each time. All three times it's been the Oklahoma Sooners and they never entered the title game worse then ranked #6 in the country. Had they lost the Big 12 title game in 2017 or 2018, chances are the conference would still be on the outside looking in.

Which makes a wager on the 'yes' here tough to stomach for even the biggest Longhorns supporters, as they'd have to be something like 11-1 SU with a conference crown to be strongly considered. That's a projection that seems a little too steep at this point of the year, and even at the +425 price, one that seems unlikely to hit.

Texas Odds to Win 2020-21 College Football Playoff

Yes (+3300)

If getting into the playoffs seems like a stretch, winning it all may be even more so. Even at these odds, bettors probably want to make sure Texas is one of the last four teams left standing before they seriously want to consider their chances of winning it all, because even if they do make the playoffs, they are more then likely going to be an underdog as a #3 or #4 seed. No need to invest in this wager before the season starts.

Texas Odds for Players to win the 2020 Heisman Trophy

The Longhorns currently have one player listed in the Heisman Trophy Odds betting market.

(Position, Big 12 Player, School, Odds)
  • QB Sam Ehlinger, Texas 20/1

Texas Longhorns – Postseason Forecast

If things do break the Longhorns way in those bigger games of the year and when they need them to in close games, maybe a playoff berth is in the cards for Texas in 2020. But a juiced 'under' win total of 9.5 has all the makings of this being a season where Texas finds themselves in another Alamo Bowl or another post-Christmas Bowl game that probably doesn't have the prestige their boosters would prefer to see.

Texas Longhorns Season Prediction

With Texas already catching points in those contests vs LSU and Oklahoma, you can already hear the rumblings about HC Tom Herman's career ATS mark as an underdog cashing 60-70% of the time. That refrain can force ear-bleeding these days for how often it's repeated, but without question those two games will be the ones that are circled on the Longhorns calendar this season.

Win them, and 2020 could be the year where Ehlinger finally gets this Texas team over the hump with a Big 12 title, and from there who knows. In fact, of all the potential futures offered and discussed on the Longhorns, taking them to win the Big 12 at +120 right now is the only wager I'd consider.

Chances are this year ends up something like 9-3 SU for Texas, keeping them alive for a Big 12 title game appearance if things break right for them in that regard. Ending the year at Oklahoma State could end up being the make-or-break spot for the Longhorns in that regard, but that's how 2020 likely plays out for Texas.

Longhorns 2019 Betting Recap

After a strong 2018 season that saw them finish with a 10-4 SU record thanks to a win in the Sugar Bowl over #5 Georgia, the Texas Longhorns took a bit of a step back in 2019 with their 8-5 SU campaign.

2019 Texas Longhorns Betting Results
Date Opponent Closing Line Total Result ATS
Aug 31 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs -20.5 55.5 Won 45 - 14 Win  / Over
Sep 7 Louisiana State Tigers 6 57.5 Lost 38 - 45 Loss  / Over
Sep 14 @ Rice Owls -32 57 Won 48 - 13 Win  / Over
Sep 21 Oklahoma State Cowboys -7.5 72.5 Won 36 - 30 Loss  / Under
Oct 5 @ West Virginia Mountaineers -10.5 62 Won 42 - 31 Win  / Over
Oct 12 Oklahoma Sooners 11 78 Lost 27 - 34 Win  / Under
Oct 19 Kansas Jayhawks -21 63 Won 50 - 48 Loss  / Over
Oct 26 @ Texas Christian Horned Frogs 1 57 Lost 27 - 37 Loss  / Over
Nov 9 Kansas State Wildcats -7 57.5 Won 27 - 24 Loss  / Under
Nov 16 @ Iowa State Cyclones 7 64.5 Lost 21 - 23 Win  / Under
Nov 23 @ Baylor Bears 4 58 Lost 10 - 24 Loss  / Under
Nov 29 Texas Tech Red Raiders -8.5 65 Won 49 - 24 Win  / Over
Dec 31 @ Utah Utes 7 55.5 Won 38 - 10 Win  / Under

Tom Herman's squad suffered their first loss of the season to eventual national champion LSU, and then stumbled quite a bit in Big 12 play losing to Oklahoma, TCU, Iowa State, and Baylor. Consistency for 60 minutes and some untimely mistakes are what cost the Longhorns in those contests, and their supporters are hoping for a much different story in 2020.

Betting on the 2020 Texas Longhorns

Where can I bet on the 2020 Texas Longhorns football team?

There are several legal sportsbook options in the United States. Visit our sportsbook directory to find online sportsbooks where you can bet on the Texas Longhorns.

What other College Football bets are available?

Bets can be placed nearly every team in the FCS. Check out our NCAA Futures Odds to see odds to win the NCAA championship and each conference or visit our main NCAA Football page for the latest betting news.

What’s Texas' point spreads for each of their games?

College Football odds are generally released early in the week when the game is scheduled to be played. For weekly odds, check out our College Football Vegas Odds page.

Where can I learn how to bet on College Football?

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