2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl Odds & Point Spread: Alabama vs. Oklahoma Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Thursday, 02 January 2014 15:30
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Allstate Sugar Bowl Odds

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (The Spread) – No. 3 Alabama returns to the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Thursday night as the Crimson Tide take on No. 11 Oklahoma at 8:30PM ET on ESPN.

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Alabama went 11-1 this season, 6-5-1 against the spread and the Tide went 6-5-1 with the over. Oklahoma was 10-2 this season, 7-5 against the spread and also went 6-5-1 with the over.

Trends show that Oklahoma is 0-5 against the spread in its last 5 games against SEC opponents and 2-5 ATS in its last 7 bowl games. Alabama is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games at a neutral site and 4-0 ATS in its last 4 bowl games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Alabama is the clear favorite in this game, as the Crimson Tide has odds of -16.5 points against Oklahoma. The over/under total for the game has been set at 51.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Alabama favored by 16.5 points. The spread fell to 15 points before moving back up to 16.5. The over/under total opened at 51.5 points and held there.

Alabama hasn’t taken the field since suffering the 34-28 loss to Auburn where the Crimson Tide lost on a missed field goal that got returned for a touchdown. The loss cost Alabama a shot at the national title and the Tide ended up 7-1 in the SEC. Alabama is averaging 448.9 yards and 38.8 points per game, while the defense is giving up just 11.3 points per game, which ranks second in the country. A.J. McCarron has thrown for 2,676 yards and 26 touchdowns this season, while T.J. Yeldon has rushed for 1,163 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Oklahoma ended the season with a 33-24 win at Oklahoma State. The Sooners won their last three games to go 7-2 in the Big 12. Oklahoma averaged 31.8 points and 422.5 yards per game on offense, while the defense gave up 21.3 points per game. Blake Bell has thrown for 1,648 yards and 12 touchdowns while rushing for 255 yards. Brennan Clay has added 913 rushing yards and six touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Alabama defensive lineman Wilson Love (concussion) is questionable for the game. Oklahoma defensive end D.J. Ward (stomach) and offensive lineman Adam Shead (back) are questionable.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Alabama, as the Crimson Tide are getting 67% of the wagers with odds of -16.5 points against Oklahoma on Thursday night.

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