NCAA football betting respect has collapsed for the Arizona Wildcats as they did not live up to early expectations with the NCAA football odds.
The Alamodome in San Antonio, TX will host the Valero Alamo Bowl as the #14 Oklahoma State Cowboys will take on the Arizona Wildcats. ESPN will telecast the game on Wednesday, December 29 with a starting time of 9:15 PM ET. Sports Gambling opened with Valero Alamo Bowl odds of Oklahoma State -6.
Oklahoma State was picked to finish near the bottom of the Big 12 South Division in most preseason prognostications but they instead earned a share of the division title as they have a NCAA football gambling record of 10-2 straight up and 9-3 against the spread while going over the total 9 times.
The Pokes lost a division tie breaker to Oklahoma after the Sooners beat them 47-41 in the season finale. Oklahoma State fielded one of the most dangerous and explosive offenses in the nation and has plenty of weapons as they ranked 3rd overall for scoring.
Brandon Weeden passed for 4037 yards, Kendall Hunter rushed for 1516 yards, and Justin Blackmon had 1665 yards receiving to make for as fine a trio of performers as can be found anywhere. The defense was somewhat shaky and ranked 68th for points allowed, which proved to be the difference against Oklahoma.
Arizona had a great start to the season as they were 7-1, ranked in the top ten, and in contention for the Pac 10 title before collapsing with 4 consecutive losses to end the season in the middle of the Pac 10 race and with a lot of accusations of being overrated.
The Wildcats finished with NCAA football betting record of 7-5 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and with 8 games going over. The defense ranked 33rd for points allowed while the offense ranked 47th for scoring.
Arizona suffered from an 86th ranked ground attack that put too much of the offensive burden on quarterback Nick Foles, who ended up with 2911 yards passing. Foles top target was Juron Criner, who had 1197 yards receiving. Foles has a knee injury but is probable for this one.
Arizona had a horrible Holiday Bowl loss last year to Nebraska with the NCAA football odds and would love to make up for it with a win against a highly regarded Okie State squad.