NCAA football wagering expectations are always high for the Oklahoma Sooners although they have had some epic college football betting failures in recent bowl games.
University of Phoenix Stadium is the host site for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 1 at 8:30 PM ET between the Connecticut Huskies and the #7 Oklahoma Sooners. ESPN will telecast the New Year’s Day Bowl finale and Sports-Gambling opened with Tostitos Fiesta Bowl odds of Oklahoma -17 with a total of 55.
Connecticut has a record of 8-4 both straight up and with the college football odds while going under the total in 7 of 12 games. UConn won the Big East Conference and thus got an automatic BCS berth in this game despite the fact that the Big East was considered one of the weakest leagues in college football this year.
UConn got off to a poor 3-4 start before winning their final 5 games as they beat fellow Big East contenders Pitt and West Virginia en route to the title. Jordan Todman leads the offense with 1574 yards rushing while senior QB Zach Frazier won his job back after falling to 3rd on the depth chart.
The defense ranked 23rd in the nation for points allowed. Keep in mind UConn beat South Carolina of the powerful Southeastern Conference in a bowl last year.
Oklahoma has a NCAA football betting record of 11-2 straight up and 7-6 against the spread with 7 of their 13 games going under the total. Landry Jones passed for 4289 yards and DeMarco Murray rushed for 1121 yards while Ryan Broyles had 1452 yards receiving to make for a high octane attack.
The defense slipped a little and ranked just 66th overall against the rush which bodes potentially well for UConn. The Sooners ranked 35th for points allowed on defense.
Oklahoma has fallen short in their past 3 NCAA football wagering BCS bowl games with unforgettable losses to Boise State and West Virginia in the Fiesta Bowl as favorites of over a touchdown in each game. Their last BCS game was 2 years ago in the championship game which they lost to Florida 24-14. The Sooners even failed to cover their Sun Bowl win over Stanford last year.