Arizona vs. Oklahoma Valero Alamo Bowl Prediction: Picks & Start Time – December 28, 2023

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The Valero Alamo Bowl will see the Arizona Wildcats battle the Oklahoma Sooners.

Arizona vs. Oklahoma Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with sportsbooks listing Arizona as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Arizona has -133 odds to pick up the win, while Oklahoma is listed at +110 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 59.5 points.

Game Info

How to Watch Arizona vs. Oklahoma Live?

  • Game Day: Thursday, December 28, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:15 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Stadium: Alamodome

Betting Preview

Arizona

Offensively, Arizona has been a top-25 unit, ranking 16th-best in the FBS by putting up 454.4 yards per game. The defense ranks 37th (341.3 yards allowed per game). Offensively, Arizona has been a top-25 unit, ranking 23rd-best in the FBS by averaging 34.3 points per game. The Wildcats rank 26th on defense (20.8 points allowed per game). Arizona owns the 73rd-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (229.6 allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking 11th-best with 304.5 passing yards per game. Arizona has the 79th-ranked offense this season in terms of rushing yards (149.9 per game), and has been more effective on the other side of the ball, ranking 18th-best with just 111.7 rushing yards allowed per game. Arizona has the 91st-ranked defense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (40.7% third-down conversion rate allowed), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking fourth-best with a 50.0% third-down conversion rate. Arizona owns the 91st-ranked turnover margin in college football at -3, forcing 10 turnovers (99th in the FBS) while turning it over 13 times (66th in the FBS).

Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s defense ranks 79th in the FBS with 390.4 total yards allowed per game, but it has been carried by its offense, which ranks fourth-best by putting up 504.0 total yards per contest. Oklahoma’s offense has been thriving, piling up 43.2 points per contest (third-best) this season. On defense, it ranks 39th by giving up 22.3 points per game. Oklahoma’s pass offense has been consistently moving the chains, posting 321.8 passing yards per game (sixth-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 99th by giving up 242.2 passing yards per game. From an offensive angle, Oklahoma is generating 182.2 rushing yards per contest (34th-ranked). It ranks 60th in the FBS defensively (148.3 rushing yards allowed per game). On third down, Oklahoma has been productive on both sides of the ball this season, ranking sixth-best in third-down conversion rate (49.1%) and 12th-best in third-down rate allowed (30.2%). Oklahoma has produced 21 forced turnovers this season and have turned the ball over eight times, resulting in a +13 turnover margin, which ranks third-best in the FBS.

Arizona vs. Oklahoma Betting Analysis

Arizona Betting Insights

Arizona is 10-2-0 against the spread this season. In games this season when favored by 2 points or more, Arizona has gone 4-2 against the spread. Arizona games have gone over the total four times this season. The Wildcats have won all six of the games they have been listed as the moneyline favorite this season. The Wildcats have played in six games as a moneyline favorite with odds of -133 or shorter and won each of them.

Oklahoma Betting Insights

Oklahoma has put together a record of 8-4-0 against the spread this season. Oklahoma has a perfect 1-0 ATS record when playing as at least 2-point underdogs. Games involving Oklahoma have hit the over on seven occasions this season. The Sooners won the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Sooners have played as an underdog of +110 or more once this season and won that game.

Arizona vs. Oklahoma Against The Spread & Betting Records

Arizona

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.5 56.1 58.9
Implied Total AVG 35.0 34.5 35.5
ATS Record 10-2-0 6-0-0 4-2-0
Over/Under Record 4-8-0 1-5-0 3-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-0 3-0 3-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 3-3 2-1 1-2

Oklahoma

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 61.0 61.2 60.6
Implied Total AVG 38.8 39.0 38.6
ATS Record 8-4-0 6-1-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 7-5-0 5-2-0 2-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 9-2 6-0 3-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-0 1-0 0-0

Players to Watch

Arizona

  • With 80 receptions for 1,242 yards and 10 touchdowns, Tetairoa McMillan has been a crucial piece of the Wildcats’ passing attack in 2023.
  • In 11 games, Noah Fifita has aired it out for 2,515 yards (228.6 yards per game) to go along with 23 touchdowns, five interceptions, and a completion percentage of 73.6%.
  • Jonah Coleman has run for 851 yards (70.9 yards per carry) and five rushing touchdowns for the Wildcats in 2023.
  • In the passing game, Coleman has reeled in 24 balls on zero targets for 289 yards and one touchdown.
  • Jacob Cowing has been targeted zero times for 81 catches, 680 yards and 11 touchdowns in 12 games.
  • The Wildcats’ defensive unit has been aided by the play of Jacob Manu, who has suited up for 12 games and registered 66 tackles, four TFL, five sacks, and one interception.
  • As part of the Wildcats’ defensive unit, Dalton Johnson has delivered two sacks to go with one TFL, 55 tackles, and one interception in 11 games.
  • The Wildcats’ defensive unit has been aided by Gunner Maldonado, who has played 10 games and collected one interception to go along with 55 tackles, one TFL, and one pass defended.
  • Ephesians Prysock, as part of the Wildcats’ defense, has totaled 48 tackles and one interception in 11 games.

Oklahoma

  • Dillon Gabriel has 30 touchdown passes and six interceptions in 12 games, completing 69.3% of his throws for 3,660 yards (305.0 per game).
  • In addition, Gabriel has run for 373 yards and 12 TDs.
  • In 12 games, Drake Stoops has 78 catches for 880 yards (73.3 per game) and 10 touchdowns.
  • In the passing game, Nic Anderson has scored nine TDs, hauling in 31 balls for 725 yards (65.9 per game).
  • Gavin Sawchuk has run for 610 yards (61.0 per game) and eight touchdowns in 10 games.
  • As a playmaker on defense, the Sooners’ Danny Stutsman has posted 80 tackles, eight TFL, three sacks, and one interception in 11 games.
  • Billy Bowman has totaled 52 tackles and six interceptions in 11 games for the Sooners.
  • In 11 games for the Sooners, Jaren Kanak has amassed 55 tackles, two TFL, and two sacks.
  • Key Lawrence has delivered two TFL, 39 tackles, and two interceptions in 11 games for the Sooners.

Arizona vs. Oklahoma Predictions and Pick

Arizona vs. Oklahoma betting card

  • Pick ATS:

    Oklahoma (+2)

  • Pick OU: Over (59.5)

How to Bet on Arizona vs. Oklahoma

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Our prediction to win this game is Oklahoma, and we project that Oklahoma will cover the spread (Arizona -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 59.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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