2013 Cotton Bowl Odds, Point Spread & Total: Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Friday, 04 January 2013 11:00
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Cotton Bowl Odds

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ARLINGTON, TX (The Spread) – Former Big 12 foes meet in the 2013 Cotton Bowl on Friday night as Texas A&M squares off with Oklahoma at 8PM ET from Cowboys Stadium.

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Texas A&M is 10-2 on the season and 7-5 against the spread while Oklahoma is 10-2 overall and 6-6 against the spread. The Sooners have hit the over in 7 of 11 lined games while the Aggies have hit the under in 6 of 10 lined games. Oklahoma has won 8 of its last 9 against Texas A&M.

Trends show that Texas A&M is just 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 meetings with Oklahoma State and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams. The Aggies are also 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games at a neutral site.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Texas A&M is the slight favorite to win this game, as the Aggies have odds of -3 points against Oklahoma. The over/under total has been set at 73.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this bowl game had Texas A&M favored by 3 as well. The spread climbed to a peak of 5.5 points before falling back to a closing mark of the Aggies -3.

Texas A&M won its last five games to end the regular season, including a 29-24 win over Alabama. The Aggies had their two losses this season come against LSU and Florida by a combined 8 points. Texas A&M averaged 44.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranked fourth in the country. The defense allowed only 22.5 points per game as well. A&M was led this season by Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, who threw for 3,419 yards and 24 touchdowns while rushing for 1,181 yards and 19 scores.

Oklahoma ended its season on a five-game winning streak as well. Four of the five victories came by 8 points or less. The Sooners had their two losses this season come against Notre Dame and Kansas State, each by more than a field goal. Oklahoma comes into the game ranking 10th in the nation in scoring at 40.3 points per game, while the defense is allowing 24.2 points per game. Oklahoma is led by quarterback Aaron Murray, who has thrown for 3,989 yards and 29 touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Oklahoma offensive tackle Daryl Williams is doubtful due to a knee injury while defensive tackle Stacy McGee is likely out due to legal problems. Texas A&M linebacker Michael Richardson is out with a back injury while running back Christine Michael is facing a suspension for this game.

The Public Bets for this bowl game are backing Texas A&M. The Aggies are getting 61% of the wagers with odds of -3 points against Oklahoma on Friday night.

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