Cheez-It-Bowl Betting Prediction
No. 21 Oklahoma State and No. 18 Miami will meet in the Cheez-It-Bowl in Orlando, FL on Tuesday evening, with the Cowboys laying only a single point at the betting window. With the total moving from 59.5 up to 61.5, what’s the best option when it comes to this bowl matchup?
295 Oklahoma State Cowboys (-1) vs. 296 Miami Hurricanes (+1); o/u 61.5
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
5:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Oklahoma State Cowboys Game Notes
Oklahoma State redshirt junior QB Spencer Sanders completed 20-of-30 passes for 347 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in a 42-3 rout of Baylor on Saturday. All three touchdown passes went to Dillon Stoner as Oklahoma State dominated this game from the opening kick. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound quarterback did throw a pair of picks, but they proved inconsequential as the Bears couldn't do anything with the football in the blowout loss. Sanders also rushed for 25 yards, and was able to move around the pocket when needed. It was an up-and-down year for Sanders, but he should be back as a veteran starter for the Cowboys in 2021.
Miami Hurricanes Game Notes
Miami redshirt senior QB D'Eriq King will return to the Hurricanes in 2021. King (5'11/202) makes the right call here, as his size and lack of elite arm strength depreciate his NFL Draft stock. The diminutive signal caller threw for 2,573 yards, 8.1 yards per attempt, 22 touchdowns-to-five interceptions, while also rushing for 520 yards and four touchdowns. His arrival in Miami has been a boon for the Hurricanes' listless offense, as they drastically improved from their woeful 2019 iteration by posting 34 points per game this season. Miami is coming off a very strong recruiting cycle, as The U's 2021 class currently ranks 11th nationally.
Oklahoma State vs. Miami Betting Prediction
The under is a perfect 6-0 in the Cowboys’ last six bowl games, is 4-1 in their last four games overall and is 12-3-1 in their last 16 games played in the month of December. The under is also 4-0 in Oklahoma State’s last four games coming off a win of more than 20 points, is 6-1 in its last seven games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in its previous game and is 5-2 in its last seven non-conference games as well.
On the other side, the under is 7-0 in the Hurricanes’ last seven neutral site games as an underdog, is 6-1 in its last seven bowl games and is 14-3 in its last 17 neutral site games. The under is also 8-2 in Miami’s last 10 games played in the month of December and is 6-2 in the team’s last eight non-conference matchups.
CHEEZ-IT-BOWL BETTING PREDICTION: OKLAHOMA STATE/MIAMI UNDER 61.5