An attractive matchup is scheduled from college football on Friday January 3rd as it’s the Cotton Bowl as the Oklahoma St Cowboys from the Big 12 conference squaring off with the Missouri Tigers from the SEC conference. The Cowboys and Tigers will get things started from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas at 7:30PM Eastern Time and FOX TV will provide the coast to coast broadcast. Check out the college football odds listed at Top Bet sportsbook.
The wagering odds from the Cotton Bowl has the Big 12 conference school the Oklahoma St Cowboys favored by -2 ½ points with a total lined at 62 ½ points. Those who play on Oklahoma St on the money line will lay -120 odds with the return on Missouri Tigers at +100 odds on the money line.
Oklahoma St has had prior success against the Missouri Tigers when the two teams were competing in the Big 12 conference. The Cowboys have won and covered their past three head to head meetings that went off in 2008, 2009 and 2011. That is the only reason why Oklahoma St is favored and getting money on their side. This is one of the best Missouri teams in recent season and Oklahoma St is not as good as those clubs that competed from 2008-2011. Missouri is an 11-2 team this year and the club is 16th in all of college football in total offense as the club pushes across 492 yards per game. On defense the Tigers bend and don’t break as they give up 22.5 points a game good for 29th in all of college football and that is a good accomplishment as the team competes in the SEC conference. The two best players in this game are the Missouri quarterback James Franklin and their running back Henry Joseph. Franklin is healthy and is completing 65.5% of his passes with 19 touchdowns and five picks. He passed for 303 yards and three touchdowns against the Auburn defense in the SEC title game. Oklahoma St has to be very disappointing playing in the Cotton Bowl. They had a Big 12 conference title and a Fiesta Bowl berth blown as the Cowboys lost to their arch rival Oklahoma Sooner in the final regular season.
With our college football pick for Friday we will play on the Missouri Tigers +2 ½ points against the Oklahoma St Cowboys at the sports book.