Cotton Bowl Odds: Missouri vs Okla State
After losing to Auburn in the SEC Championship Game Missouri will take on Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Friday.
Oklahoma State, which lost late to Oklahoma to lose out on the Big 12 title, has the historical edge against Missouri at 4-1 both SU and ATS in the last five games between the two schools dating back to 2004. Their last meeting came in 2011.
UNDER bettors have cashed in 9 of the past 12 Cotton Bowls. Oklahoma State meanwhile has won and covered three straight bowl games.
Missouri is 11-2 ATS in its past 13 games overall, while the Cowboys are 6-1 ATS past seven games, but blew chance vs Sooners in final game for a major bowl. The line was hovering around a PK at Bovada in earlier Cotton Bowl wagering.
They will face the 10-2 Cowboys, who own a 8-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 7-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cowboys are 4-7-1 favoring the OVER.
Cotton Bowl betting odds: The Tigers opened as 1.5-point favorites in this NCAA football bowl battle at Bovada. The over under line was 60.5 earlier in December at BetOnline but watch for line moves up til kickoff.
The game pits the Tigers, currently No. 18 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Cowboys, who rate No. 14 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 36-33 victory for the Cowboys.
Oklahoma State was a 33-24 loser in its last match at home against Oklahoma. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 57 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. James Franklin's 303-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Auburn earned a 59-42 win over Missouri on Saturday at Georgia Dome.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Missouri's No. 15-ranked offense (39 PPG) against a Cowboys defense that ranks No. 15 at 20 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 256.46 yards per game, more than the Cowboys give up through the air (245.58 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Cowboys own the league's No. 21-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 126.4 yards per game when on the road. Missouri, on the other hand, rates No. 26 this week in generating rushing yards at home.