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Alamo Bowl Betting Preview: Arizona-Oklahoma State Spread At -5

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Dec/29/2010
Alamo Bowl Betting

This Alamo Bowl betting preview is courtesy of our friends at SBG Global, where the Arizona-Oklahoma State spread was listed at Oklahoma State -5 and a total of 66.  This Bowl game goes of Wednesday (January 29) at 9:15 pm on ESPN.

Wednesday night’s Alamo Bowl is expected to be high scoring with Arizona battling Oklahoma State. Both teams have offenses that can put up a lot of points and neither team plays much defense.  The Cowboys finished with the second best offense in the country in terms of total yards per college football game so they figure to have the edge in this game.

The Cowboys averaged 537.6 yards per game and they also were second in the nation in passing.  Brandon Weeden had an excellent football season at quarterback for Oklahoma State and he gets to throw to the best wide receiver in the country in Justin Blackmon who won the Biletnikoff Award as he caught 102 passes for 1,665 yards and 18 touchdowns.  Oklahoma State is also very balanced as they can run the ball with running back Kendall Hunter who had 1,516 rushing yards to lead the Big 12. Not to be left out is kicker Dan Bailey who won the Lou Groza Award winner as the nation's top kicker. The problem for Oklahoma State is defense as they were just 91st in the country and allowed almost four touchdowns per game.

 

Arizona can also put up a lot of points as they were 9th in the country in passing.  Quarterback Nick Foles threw for almost 3,000 yards this season and wide receiver Juron Criner had 1,186 yards and 10 touchdowns. The Wildcats also have a solid running attack with Keola Antolin and Nic Grigsby. Head coach Mike Stoops has said that for Arizona to win on Wednesday they will need to run the ball effectively. The Arizona offense was not as good as Oklahoma State’s but their defense was better. They were 29th in the nation in total defense and 33rd in scoring defense.

Here are the football betting stats for Wednesday’s Alamo Bowl.  The Wildcats are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on grass. The Cowboys are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Cowboys are 40-16-2 ATS in their last 58 games as a favorite.

The Over is 5-1 in the Wildcats last 6 games overall. The Over is 4-0 in the Cowboys last 4 non-conference games. The Over is 8-3 in the Cowboys last 11 games as a favorite.

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