AT&T Cotton Bowl - Oklahoma State vs Missouri 1/3/14 - Free Bowl Picks, Odds, & Predictions
CFB: 7:30 PM EST January 3, 2014 TV: FOX
For 5th straight year the historic AT&T Cotton Bowl (Cotton Bowl Classic) will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. This is the 77th Annual Cotton Bowl and will feature the Big 12's Oklahoma State Cowboys verse the SEC's Missouri Tigers. SEC Looks to continues it's Cotton Bowl reign, last 5 years SEC has won including last years blowout Texas A&M Win 41-13.
Might be a little hangover for Oklahoma State, after great season the Cowboys season ended in thud as they lost to rival Okahoma. The loss cost them a BCS Bowl but at least their fans get a close Cotton Bowl trip to start off 2014. The high flying Oklahoma State offense finished year ranked 16th in scoring, Cowboys averaged 39.8 ppg. Just as impressive has been the Oklahoma State defense that also ranks 14th in points allowed per game at just 20.0 ppg.
The Tigers are coming off only bad performance of year as Mizzou was ran over by the hot Auburn Tigers in the SEC Championship game. Losing 59-42 will have Mizzou focused to bounce back and finish the year on a positive note. Offensively Missouri finally has their QB James Franklin 100% healthy, his duel threat abilities should keep Oklahoma State on their heals. On the year Mizzou averaged 39.0 ppg but it was their great defense that carried the Tigers only allowing 22.5 ppg. Second year in SEC Missouri went from worst to first in SEC East and that confidence should have them ready to handle their old Big 12 rivals.
Recent Betting Trends:
Road team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
Under is 4-0 in Cowboys last 4 vs. SEC.
Free Betting Pick: Missouri Tigers -1
Looking at the numbers this game looks like a coin flip but when you look how much tougher schedule Mizzou played it makes us jump on the Tigers bandwagon. Oklahoma State defense has had success in average Big12 but facing the big receivers of Missouri will not be nearly as easy. Cotton Bowl goes to Mizzou with maybe the easiest win of any of the big bowl games, final score prediciton, Missouri Tigers win and cover ATS 39-20.