AT&T Cotton Bowl Odds
Missouri is 11-2 on the season, 10-2-1 against the spread and has hit the over in 7 of its 13 games. Oklahoma State is 10-2 overall, 8-4 against the spread and has hit the under in 7 of 12 games. Oklahoma State has won three straight over Missouri.
Trends show that Oklahoma State has covered the spread in 4 of its last 5 meetings with Missouri and these two teams have hit the under in 4 of their last 5 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Oklahoma State is the slight favorite in this game, as the Cowboys are getting odds of -1.5 points against Missouri. The over/under total for the game has been set at 61.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Missouri favored by 1.5 points, but the spread slowly worked to Oklahoma State -1.5. The over/under total opened at 60.5 points and eventually climbed to 61.5.
Oklahoma State is coming off a 33-24 loss to Oklahoma that cost the Cowboys a BCS bowl bid. Oklahoma State ended up 7-2 in the Big 12 this year. The Cowboys averaged 39.8 points and 440.5 yards per game on offense this season while the defense allowed only 20 points per contest. Clint Chelf has thrown for 1,792 yards and 15 touchdowns this year while rushing for 321 yards and six scores. Desmond Roland has added 745 rushing yards with 12 touchdowns.
Missouri is coming off a 59-42 loss to Auburn in the SEC Championship Game. The Tigers went 7-1 in conference play this year. Missouri is averaging 39 points and 493 yards per game on offense, while the defense is holding opponents to 22.5 points per game. James Franklin has thrown for 2,255 yards and 19 touchdowns while rushing for 474 yards and four scores to lead the offense. Henry Josey has added 1,074 rushing yards and 13 scores.
In terms of Injuries, Missouri defensive back Ernest Payton (knee) is out for the game. Oklahoma State receiver Austin Hays (undisclosed) is questionable while receiver Blake Webb (undisclosed) is out.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Missouri, as the Tigers are getting 66% of the wagers with odds of +1.5 points against Oklahoma State on Friday.