We are a few days into bowl season, and we hope that you have all managed to put a few extra bucks in your pocket. As we get closer to Christmas and New Year, the matchups begin to feature teams that most of us are a good deal more familiar with than the teams who play in the smaller bowls in the opening set of games. We certainly have what looks to be an intriguing matchup in the Cheez-It Bowl, which is set to go on December 29. We have the Oklahoma Sooners, who are coming off a very disappointing year, going against a Florida State team that finished the regular season on a great run of form and who will be playing very close to home. Given those details, it’s probably not surprising that the Seminoles are in as a 9 ½ point favorite. The point total for this one has been set at 65 ½.Here is a preview for your NCAAF betting.
Oklahoma vs Florida State Game Info
- When: Thursday, December 29 at 5:30 PM EST
- Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando
- TV: ESPN
Why bet on the Oklahoma Sooners
Over the past few years, we have come to expect the Sooners to be in the mix for a playoff spot heading into the end of the regular season. This year, they managed to become bowl eligible with just 1 game to spare, eventually ending the season at 6-6, which is not nearly good enough for the fans of the Sooners. In fairness, they started the year with a new head coach after Lincoln Riley left for USC, so it’s probably not that surprising that there were some teething problems in Oklahoma. The Sooners still managed to rack up close to 33 PPH, while surrendering over 29 PPG, so things basically remained the same in that regard, as this is a team that has been involved in many shootouts over the past few seasons. Oklahoma went 2-7 ATS over their last 9 games and have seen the UNDER hit in 4 of their last 5 versus teams from the ACC.
Why bet on the Florida State Seminoles
With Clemson going 8-0 in conference play, it was always going to be impossible for the Seminoles to do enough to get to the ACC Conference Championship Game. They ended up going 5-3 in conference play, which helped them to a 9-3 record overall. It was how they finished the season that stands out, though, as they went on a 5-game win streak to close things out. Through the course of the season, the Seminoles average over 36 PPG, but they went better than that through their final 5 games of the year, where they averaged over 43 PPG. They also surrendered less than 20 PPG in the regular season. They are 10-1 SU in their last 11 as a favorite and have covered the spread in 4 of their last 5. The OVER has hit in 5 of their last 7 versus the Big 12.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
While Oklahoma has the firepower to hang with the Seminoles for a minute, I am more than a little concerned that their defense won’t be able to hold up their end of the bargain. I think Florida State pulls away to win and cover, with the OVER hitting, too.Oklahoma Sooners 33 Florida State Seminoles 45