Sugar Bowl Prediction: Alabama will score

Alabama and the Oklahoma Sooners sit alone on the big college football bowl schedule for Thursday but Crimson Tide bettors have formed a small army with online sportsbooks

The line movement paints a pretty clear picture of where the betting money is going the past few days in the Sugar Bowl and rather than discussing the sides, it seems the biggest debate in public sports betting forums is whether to lay the points, tease the chalk or just bet the total. Alabama has been a yardage machine all season and even in the loss to Auburn when they were outrushed 296 to 218, the Crimson Tide finished with 495 yards to Auburn’s 393. It’s the passing advantage that we think will swing the tide in this matchup, however, and the Sooners have shown that they are vulnerable to a potent aerial attack.

 

That fateful Iron Bowl outcome had a few bettors on the fence over Bama’s motivation against Oklahoma but the coaching-quarterback combo should that overrule that factor. Love him or hate him, Nick Saban is one of the top coaches in college football today and with AJ McCarron playing in his final NCAA game it seems like the Tide’s offense should hold a firm upper hand. Taking Oklahoma’s offense out of the equation, our early play on this game posted a few hours ago via Twitter and the new Pick Sixty Facebook page is on the team total.

Pick: Take the Alabama Team Total OVER 34 (-115)

 

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