Two teams that finished their season on the cusp of grabbing College Football Playoff berths throw down in the annual Fiesta Bowl on Saturday. The Oklahoma State Cowboys lost the Big 12 Championship to Baylor while Notre Dame finished their regular season winning 7 both straight up and against the spread. Can the scorching Irish keep it going versus one of the Big 12’s best? Check out College Football Bowl odds, analysis, and a free pick for Cowboys versus the Fighting Irish.
NCAAF Betting Analysis for Oklahoma State Cowboys Vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Playstation Fiesta Bowl Odds | Oklahoma State versus Notre Dame
- When: Saturday, Jan. 1 at 1:00 pm ET
- Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ
- TV / Streaming: ESPN/ ESPN+
- ATS Odds: Notre Dame -2
- Moneyline Odds: Oklahoma State +110 / Notre Dame -130
- Over/Under Odds: 45 ½
Why bet on Oklahoma State versus Notre Dame?
If not for the Big 12 title game loss to Baylor, Oklahoma State might have secured a CFP spot. During the season, Oklahoma State beat Baylor during the season. The Pokes also beat Oklahoma and Texas. Oklahoma State’s defense allows less than 90 rushing yards on average, which gives them a significant edge.
Oklahoma State Cowboys Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 403.5
- Passing Yards: 221.2
- Rushing Yards: 182.3
- Points Scored: 30.6
- Turnovers: 6
Oklahoma State Cowboys Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 273.6
- Passing Yards: 184.4
- Rushing Yards: 89.2
- Points Scored: 16.8
- Takeaways: 9
Why bet on Notre Dame versus Oklahoma State?
Although Brian Kelly no longer coaches the Irish, Notre Dame should have no trouble in terms of consistency. New head coach Marcus Freeman was Notre Dame’s defensive coordinator. Freeman is a master at game planning. So the Irish should find a way to stop the Pokes’ offense.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Offensive Averages
- Total Yards: 415.3
- Passing Yards: 263.6
- Rushing Yards: 151.8
- Points Scored: 35.3
- Turnovers: 5
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Defensive Averages
- Total Yards: 338.8
- Passing Yards: 212.0
- Rushing Yards: 126.8
- Points Scored: 18.3
- Takeaways: 15
Relevant Trends for Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- Cowboys are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 bowl games
- Oklahoma State is 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall
- Under is 7-1 in the Cowboys’ last 8 neutral site games
- Fighting Irish are 7-0 in their last 8 games as a favorite
- Notre Dame is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games
- Under is 5-1 in the Fighting Irish’s last 6 neutral site games
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Final Betting Prediction
Notre Dame shouldn’t miss a beat with Freeman at the helm. He’s a terrific defensive-minded coach, which is one of the reasons the Cowboys are underdogs in this game.
But although Notre Dame’s defense should play well, the Fighting Irish will have trouble moving the football. Top running back Kyren Williams is out. Also, Notre Dame has yet to face a run stuffing defense like the Pokes’.
Oklahoma State rocks it in bowl games, going 5-0 ATS in their last 5. The Cowboys played the much tougher schedule, finishing the season by beating Oklahoma and falling to Sugar Bowl participant Baylor in the Big 12 title game.
At -2, Notre Dame is an underlay. The Irish will play well, but the offense is going to have major issues against Oklahoma State’s D. Cowboys moneyline is the play.
PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Betting Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys