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Cotton Bowl Betting: Mississippi vs. Oklahoma State

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Jan/01/2010
Cotton Bowl Betting:  Mississippi vs. Oklahoma State

Cotton Bowl Betting:  Mississippi vs. Oklahoma State featured a line of Oklahoma State -3 at Diamond Sports.

Prior to betting on this year's Cotton Bowl, here are some important considerations to take into account a la Scout Inc.:

Ole Miss and Oklahoma Stave have both battled cases of Jekyll and Hyde. Expect them to show up motivated and ready to play in the 74th edition of the Cotton Bowl, though. This should be a defensive struggle early on. However, look for McCluster to break the game open in the second half as he will eventually get loose on a few occasions, leading to the Rebels finding pay dirt. Defensively, look for Ole Miss to make it a priority to slow down the Cowboys on the ground and force Robinson to shoulder the majority of the load offensively. Robinson will answer the bell by creating a few plays with his feet but look for the Cowboys' lack of playmakers on the perimeter to eventually cause Oklahoma State to fall short, giving Ole Miss the victory in a tight and low-scoring battle.

They actually believe that Mississippi can pull this one off.

And there is more reason to believe Mississippi can beat Oklahoma State here.

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy says cornerback Perrish Cox will not play in the Cotton Bowl against Mississippi on Saturday.

The coach says Cox violated team rules. The announcement came from the school Friday.

Cox is one of the team's top defensive players and a second-team All-American.

The 21st-ranked Cowboys play the Rebels in the first Cotton Bowl at Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

Cotton Bowl betting:  Mississippi vs. Oklahoma State odds trends include the following:

The Rebels are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.

The Rebels are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss.

The Rebels are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.

Mississippi is 4-13-1 ATS in their last 18 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.

The Rebels are 0-10-2 ATS in their last 12 games as a favorite of 0.5-3.0. (OUCH!)

The Cowboys are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a S.U. loss.

The Cowboys are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games on fieldturf.

The Cowboys are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.

Oklahoma State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.

Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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