Oklahoma State vs. Miami Florida 2020 Cheez-It Bowl Odds, Picks and Analysis

2020 Cheez-It Bowl Betting Oklahoma State vs. Miami Florida
  • by Anthony Carpenter
  • December 25th, 2020
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The best betting sites favor Oklahoma State over Miami Florida by two points in the 2020 Cheez-It Bowl at Camping World in Orlando, Florida.

Oklahoma State vs. Miami Florida NCAAF Odds by BetOnline.ag

Oklahoma State-2 (-110)58½ (-110)-130
Miami Florida+2 (-110)58½ (-110)+110
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Betting Oklahoma State Cowboys

The Cowboys are slight favorites according to the best online sportsbooks. The Oklahoma State football team goes into bowl season ranking No. 21 in two of the three major polls released on Sunday.
OSU ranks at No. 21 in the USA Today Coaches Poll as well as in the final College Football Playoff rankings. The Cowboys were ranked in every issue of the CFP rankings during the 2020 season.

Oklahoma State was one of four Big 12 teams appearing in the playoff rankings, along with No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 10 Iowa State and No. 20 Texas.

For the 15th straight season

For the 15th straight season, Oklahoma State will appear in a bowl game. The Cowboys have accepted an invitation to play Miami in the Cheez-It Bowl. The kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. CT on December 29 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. The game will be broadcast by ESPN.

This will be OSU’s third appearance in an Orlando-based bowl. The Cowboys also appeared in the 1976 Tangerine Bowl. as well as the 2017 Camping World Bowl. They won both games. The 15-year bowl streak is the longest in program history and the seventh-longest active streak in NCAAF.

The Cowboys (7-3 overall; 6-3 Big 12) rank No. 21 in the final set of College Football Playoff rankings. They head into game after finishing the regular season in the top three in the Big 12 standings for the eighth time in the last 10 years.

OSU’s defense has been outstanding through the regular season. It ranks No. 1 in the FBS in defensive TDs. It also ranks No. 2 in third down defense and in the top 12 in tackles for loss and sacks.

The offense features Biletnikoff Award semifinalist Tylan Wallace. It ranks in the Big 12’s best in rushing offense, first downs and third down conversion percentage. OSU has won three of its last four bowl games. And four of its last six bowl games. Among all FBS teams with a minimum of 20 bowl games, OSU’s 63.3 winning percentage ranks fifth.

Per the best betting sites, Oklahoma State is 1-5 ATS in their last six games. The total has gone U in four of Oklahoma State’s last five games. Oklahoma State is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games. And 1-4 ATS in their last five games this season. The total has gone U in seven of Oklahoma State’s last seven games in December. Oklahoma State is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games playing as the favorite.

Betting Miami Hurricanes

The Hurricanes (8-2 overall; 7-2 ACC) head into the bowl season ranked No. 18 in the final set of CFP rankings. They finished third in the ACC, behind only Clemson and Notre Dame. The Cheez-It Bowl will be the second-ever encounter between Oklahoma State and Miami. The No. 2 Hurricanes came out on top in a prior matchup in 1991.

According to the best betting sites, Miami-FL is 5-1 SU in their last six games. 4-1 SU in their last five games this season. 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing an opponent in the Big 12 conference. And 2-11 SU in their last 13 games in December. The total has gone U in six of Miami-FL’s last six games playing as the underdog.

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Miami Florida Hurricanes NCAAF Pick

Oklahoma State will win and cover the spread. The total will go over.