Allstate Sugar Bowl - Oklahoma vs Alabama 1/2/14 - Free Bowl Picks, Odds, & Predictions
CFB: 8:30 PM EST January 2, 2014 TV: ESPN
The 79th Annual Sugar Bowl could be one for the ages as the Big 12's Oklahoma Sooners travel to Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA to face the SEC's Alabama Crimson Tide. Crimson Tide have most appearances and most wins in Sugar Bowl going 8-5 all time while Oklahoma is pretty good in Sugar Bowl going 4-2 all time.
The Alabama Crimson Tide were looking forward to a different bowl game. However, after an ill-fated match with the Auburn Tigers at the end of November, they were bumped to the Sugar Bowl and now face Oklahoma University instead. This ought to be a run of the mill game for the Crimson Tide, ranked 3rd in the nation. However, for the Sooners the match is a Cinderella story; they were able to secure a bowl spot by beating heated rival Oklahoma State, ranked 6th, at the last second.
The above said, everyone is pretty sure how the game will generally go. The Sooners are rated as a 15-point underdog in the match, with most experts assuming the Crimson Tide are going to roll over Oklahoma. Point-wise, projections are putting Alabama at twice the points on the board versus the Sooners.
So, if folks are big Alabama fans, and they want to see a team get demolished, the Sugar Bowl is probably the event to watch. Key for Alabama is to just play their game while Oklaohma key is to force Crimson Tide into turnovers in lower scoring game.
Recent Betting Trends:
Sooners are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. SEC.
Under is 4-0 in Sooners last 4 vs. SEC.
Under is 3-0-1 in Crimson Tide last 4 non-conference games.
Crimson Tide are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 bowl games.
Free Betting Pick: Alabama Crimson Tide -15.5
With Coach Saban signing contract extension to stay at Alabama expect the Crimson Tide to play inspired. Game will be proof for Alabama fans to aruge they were still the best team in College Football this year. Young Alabma team will carve up an over rated Big 12 Oklahoma team and this game won't be close. Bama defense will keep Sooners below 20 while the Crimson Tide offense goes for 40 plus. Final Score Prediciton, Alabama Crimson Tide wins and covers easily ATS 45-17.