The Oklahoma Sooners are slight favorites at the best US sportsbooks against the Auburn Tigers in the Sugar Bowl on Monday, January 2nd. This is the last bowl game of the season with the National Championship taking place the following Monday. The Tigers come into this game at 8-4 while the Sooners are 10-2. Both teams feature potent offenses so this should be a shootout on Monday night on ESPN.
The Tigers face the Sooners in the Sugar Bowl on Monday, January 2nd at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana with a start time of 8:30 pm Eastern on ESPN.
Sugar Bowl Odds at US Betting Sites
Oklahoma -3, total 63.5
Auburn vs. Oklahoma
This will be just the second time in history that these two marquee schools will meet as the first time was in 1972 as the Sooners beat the Tigers 40-22.
The Tigers should have quarterback Sean White for this sportsbook betting game after he missed the last two games and Auburn’s offense simply is far better with him under center. The Tigers have two good running backs in Kam Pettway and Kerryon Johnson and some young receivers. The Tigers have been decent on defense led by lineman Carl Lawson who is going to be a high selection in the NFL Draft.
The Tigers averaged 32 points per game this sports betting season while allowing just over 15 per contest. Auburn was 9-3 ATS with 8 of the 12 games going under the total.
The Sooners won the Big 12 thanks to an explosive offense led by Baker Mayfield. He will be getting a big boost with the return of wide receiver Dede Westbrook who suffered a concussion against Oklahoma State. The Sooners defense is led by lineman Obo Okoronkwo who had nine sacks.
The Sooners averaged almost 45 points per game while giving up nearly 30 per contest. The Sooners went 6-6 ATS with six of the twelve going over and six going under.
The Tigers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 bowl games. The Sooners are 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Sooners are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 bowl games. The Sooners are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
The Under is 4-0 in the Tigers last 4 games overall. The Under is 5-1-1 in the Tigers last 7 games in January. The Under is 8-2-1 in the Tigers last 11 Bowl games. The Under is 6-1 in the Sooners last 7 vs. the SEC. The Under is 4-1 at US betting sites in the Sooners last 5 bowl games.
Sugar Bowl Picks
The Tigers have the better defense but the Sooners have the better offense. It is hard to see how either of these defenses is going to slow down the opposing offense that often so we’ll look for a high scoring game that goes over the total at sports gambling sites like MyBookie Sportsbook.