Stanford Cardinal vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Odds
Andrew Luck didn't quite win the Heisman Trophy and didn't quite get Stanford to the national title game.
But the consensus top pick in the next NFL draft did produce an 11-1 season and a shot at beating the Fiesta Bowl odds against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
They are underdogs, but that has been OK historically as underdogs are 4-1 ATS past 5 editions of this game [ see the latest Fiesta Bowl odds preview and trends as well as terrific bowl bonuses at BetOnline ]
The Cowboys sit at 11-1 (9-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cardinal are currently 11-1 (10-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Oklahoma State is 6-5-1 OU, and Stanford is 6-6 OU.
Fiesta Bowl Betting Line: If you're siding with Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl, you'll find the Cardinal listed as 3-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line was set very high and was 74 recently at for these two high-scoring teams.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oklahoma State's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 49.3 PPG, against a Cardinal defense that ranks No. 23 this week at 20.3 PPG. The Cowboys aerial game is averaging 386.2 yards per game, more than the Cardinal secondary allows through the air, 241.1 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Cardinal feature the league's No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 62 yards per game. Oklahoma State, meanwhile, ranks No. 36 in rushing offense at home.
Last time out for Stanford, they were a 28-14 winner as they battled Notre Dame at home. Stanford covered in the match as a 7-point favorite, while 42 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Oklahoma State, they were a 44-10 winner as they battled Oklahoma at home. Oklahoma State covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 54 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Stanford Cardinal Trends:
When playing in January are 1-1
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When an underdog on the road are 2-8
Oklahoma State Cowboys Trends:
When playing in January are 0-2
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When favored at home are 9-1
A few Cardinal at Cowboys trends to consider:
Stanford is 19-1 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Stanford's last 6 games
Oklahoma State is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games