2014 Cotton Bowl Free Pick
ARLINGTON, TX (The Spread) - In one of the best non-BCS bowl matchups of the bowl season, Oklahoma State will take on Missouri in the Cotton Bowl at 7:30PM ET tonight.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Oklahoma State is a 2.5-point favorite over Missouri while the over/under total is currently sitting at 61.5 points. The Cowboys enter play tonight with a 10-2 record and finished 7-2 in the Big 12 this season, while the Tigers opened at 11-2 and were 7-1 in SEC play. Mizzou also fell to Auburn in the SEC title game.
LINE MOVEMENT: Missouri opened as a 1.5-point favorite but the spread has since flipped in favor of Oklahoma State, which is now a 2 or 2.5-point favorite depending on what sports book you view. As for the total, it opened at 60.5 and has been bet up to 61.5 or as high as 63 at some online sports books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 59% of College Football public bettors currently favor the Tigers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BETTING TRENDS: The Cowboys are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games against the Tigers and 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games following an ATS loss. The Cowboys are also 6-1 against the number in their last seven games overall, 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 38-18 ATS in their last 56 games on fieldturf. The Tigers, meanwhile, are 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 neutral site games and Gary Pinkel has been dominated by Mike Gundy and his staff in the past three meetings.
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