Texas Longhorns Betting Odds & Forecast
2020 Texas Win Total Odds
Texas 2020 wins: Over 9.5 (+110) or Under 9.5 (-134)
A season win total mark of 9.5 juiced to the 'under' essentially puts the Longhorns right in the middle of what they achieved in 2018 and 2019. Texas will have QB Sam Ehlinger (20/1 odds to win the Heisman) back in uniform for his senior season in 2020, and the key to the level of success the Longhorns have in 2020 will depend on his play and health throughout the year. Running through the Big 12 gauntlet tends to always bring at least one tough affair for even the best in the conference, and in needing a 10-2 SU record to surpass this total, the Longhorns can't afford many slip ups at all.
2020 Texas Longhorns Schedule
Aside from the full Big 12 slate Texas has, their non conference games including likely home wins vs South Florida and UTEP, surrounded by a trip to LSU to take on the defending champs. There is little chance the 2020 version of LSU is as good as their 2019 team, but they'll still be a very good program and winning there as a road team is never easy. Should the Longhorns slip up there, 'over' bettors here will only be able to afford one other defeat in conference play, and that's just not enough margin for error to seriously look at anything but the 'under' for this wager.
Texas head coach Tom Herman has been a great investment in his career when the Longhorns have been installed as underdogs. (AP)
2020 Texas Game of the Year Odds
The Longhorns are featured in seven Game of the Year Odds for the 2020 college football season and two of the biggest matchups take place in the first six weeks.
The Longhorns are +5 in their Week 2 trip to Baton Rouge against LSU, and they're catching +2.5 points for the annual Red River Rivalry game with Oklahoma. If those two games were to play out exactly as those point spreads suggest, those would be two defeats for Texas already which hark back to the point made about the difficulties any Texas 'over' wager on their season win total brings.
Texas Odds to win Big 12 Championship
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
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)
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.
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
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