To begin with not a lot of gamblers are giving Oklahoma much of a chance in their playoff matchup against Alabama. Accordingly, the Sooners are two touchdown underdogs. A clear difference in this matchup is based on defense. Alabama has one of the best defenses in the land. Contrarily Oklahoma has no real defense at all. And that is why this is seen as a Betting on college football mismatch. In the same way both teams have strong offenses. In fact, their quarterbacks were the top two vote getters for the Heisman Trophy in 2018.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
Date and Time: Saturday, December 29, 2018, 4 p.m. ET
Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida
Betting on Football Betting Odds at SBG:
|Oklahoma||+15 (-125)||80 (-110)|
|Alabama||-15 (+105)||80 (-110)|
Orange Bowl TV Coverage: ESPN
Oklahoma has a betting on college football record of 12-1 straight up, 5-7-1 vs. the odds, and 11-2 over the total. Last game for the Sooners was a 39-27 payout over Texas in the Big 12 championship game. Overall Oklahoma boasts the top offense in the nation. But the Sooners defense offsets much of that with a ranking of 108th in the country. And that defense has left the back door open throughout the season. In fact, OU covered the spread in just one of their last five outings.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama has an offshore betting record of 13-0 straight up, 8-5 vs. the line, and 8-4-1 over the total. Last time out for the Crimson Tide was a 35-28 win over Georgia in the SEC championship game as 11-point overlays. Bama faded some at the end with two losses vs. the spread in their last three games. Encompassing Alabama’s success is their complete game as a team. To show the Tide ranks second in the country for scoring offense. Supplementing that is a defense that ranks fourth for points allowed.
Stats to Consider
Of course, Oklahoma boasts the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback in Kyler Murray. To begin with Murray posted a 205.7 quarterback rating with 40 touchdown passes and 4053 yards. Murray averaged 11.92 yards per pass. Correspondingly Alabama has the Heisman Trophy runner up in Tua Tagovailoa. Tua posted a 202.3 quartearback rating with 3353 yards with 37 touchdown passes. Additionally, he averaged 11.41 yards per pass.
Team vs. Team
Alabama has been in the red as a bowl favorite recently. Correspondingly the Crimson Tide has lost four of their last seven against the spread laying points on the road. Three of their last five in that role have gone under the total. Balanced against that is the strong profitability of Oklahoma as a dog away from home. The Sooners have lost just three of their last 13 getting points on the road. Just one of their last five in that situation have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
To be exact Alabama has the betting on college football matchup advantage with their defense. While that is the case, they are laying a lot of points to the Sooners. Certainly, Oklahoma has enough fire power to stay within the number.
Orange Bowl Betting on College Football Picks
In sum Oklahoma and all of those points is the call!
Orange Bowl Betting on College Football Pick: Oklahoma Sooners
Orange Bowl Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Oklahoma 38, Alabama 41
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