The Texas A&M Aggies from the SEC conference will battle the Oklahoma Sooners from the Big 12 conference in the Cotton Bowl in an NCAA college football game on Friday January 4th. Kick off time from Arlington Texas is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX.
The college football odds opened up in the Cotton Bowl with the Texas A&M Aggies favored by -4 ½ points with an over under line of 72 points. Early money from the bettors has landed on the side of the underdog Sooners as Texas A&M is now favored by -4 points. The over under line has moved up a notch to a current line of 72 ½ points.
Texas A&M left the Big 12 conference this season so the two teams have plenty of history. They met last year with Oklahoma posting the 41-25 home win against the Aggies as a -13 ½ point betting favorite. The game landed under 68 points. CFB Trend: Oklahoma Sooners are 4-1 ATS in their past five meetings with Texas A&M Aggies.
The Aggies will play in the Cotton Bowl with a record of 10-2 on the year. The team is 6-0 on the road. They finished the season hot with five straight wins. Their two losses all came at home to Florida by a field goal and to LSU by five points. The most notable win for Texas A&M came on November 10th at Alabama by a 29-24 margin as a +13 ½ point underdog. They have a 38-13 road win at Mississippi St and beat Missouri by 30 on November 24th. Texas A&M sported a very good offense as the team averaged 552 yards a game ranking 3rd in college football. They threw and ran the football very well sporting a top 15 ranking in both key categories. The Aggies average 44 points a game and allow 22 points. On defense the Aggies are a mid-pack team but defended the run well by allowing 140 yards a game for 39th best in the nation. Freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel hit on 68% of his throws with 24 touchdowns and 8 picks. Manziel was the Heisman winner despite two home losses for a starting quarterback.
Oklahoma will play in the Cotton Bowl with a record of 10-2. The team went 5-0 away from home. They land in the Cotton Bowl as Northern Illinois is selected into the Orange Bowl. The two losses by Oklahoma came against Kansas St and Notre Dame at home. They lose 30-13 to the Fighting Irish as a -10 ½ point favorite. Notable wins came against Oklahoma St and Baylor at home with road wins at West Virginia and TCU. The Sooners have a good offense as they gain 505 yards a contest good for 11th in the nation. They have the sixth rated passing offense in college football as the Sooners throw for 340 yards a game. Oklahoma defends the pass very well as they allow 197 yards through the air per game good for 26th in the nation. Senior quarterback Landry Jones completed 65% of his throws with 29 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.