2015 Cotton Bowl Free Picks: Alabama vs. Michigan State Odds

  • by Andrew Scofield
  • December 21st, 2015
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GoodYear Cotton Bowl 2015 Odds and Free PicksThe 2015 Cotton Bowl will feature a matchup that has pundits and online sports betting reviews salivating on a guaranteed exciting game. The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Michigan State Spartans will square off for a spot on the National Championship Game. Alabama is the overall favorite with a -9.5 line in their favor, a big difference considering that they will be facing the no. 3 ranked team in the country. Will this game be that of a one sided affair? Do the Spartans have a chance of an upset?

The reason behind the line being that much in favor of the Crimson Tide on online sports betting reviews has to do a lot on the path that both teams had prior to this game. Alabama reaches the Cotton Bowl after dismantling Florida in the SEC Championship Game, while the Spartans just barely edged out Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game.

Alabama has on Derrick Henry a beast that could manhandle the Spartan’s defense all through out this game. The Crimson Tide’s first option on offense will be to hand him the ball and let him run over defenders left and right. Alternating with him, Alabama will need for QB Jake Coker to be on point, and to dare to make the ball fly down the field. Offensively Alabama has all the tools to win convincingly.

The Spartans have a tough challenge on their hands and quite frankly it is tough to picture any scenario on which they are able to come out on top. It will be a matter of staying on top and being able to contain Henry and Coker. Undeniably, Alabama will score more than once, and Michigan State must keep up and not let them difference gap become wider and wider. In the end, it remains to be seen if they are able to keep it close. We have to agree with the rest of the online sports betting reviews on the Spartans not winning this game. They will put on a fight, but it will not be enough.

This game will see the action and intensity slowly building up. We do see Michigan pulling out some big plays during the game to keep it interesting and close at first, but Alabama’s power will prove to be too much to handle for the Spartans to handle. In the end, Alabama will win this game 30-14.