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2016 Sugar Bowl Betting Preview - Ole Miss Favored Over Oklahoma State

The 2016 Sugar Bowl takes place on Friday, January 1, and features the Oklahoma State Cowboys playing the Ole Miss Rebels. The game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is scheduled to kick off at 8:30 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN and ESPN3. Currently, Ole Miss is a solid favorite to win this game.

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The Cowboys are 10-2 SU and 6-6 ATS so far this season. Eight of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other four going UNDER. They are coming off of a 58-23 loss to Oklahoma, where they lost against the spread as 7 ½ point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 63 point line set by the sports betting pros in that one.

The Rebels are 9-3 SU and 7-5 ATS overall this year. Four of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other eight going UNDER. They are coming off of a 38-27 win over Mississippi State, where they won against the spread as -2 point road favorites. The total went UNDER the 65 ½ point line set by online betting sites in that matchup.

Oklahoma State is 4-1 ATS at a neutral site, and 3-7 ATS coming off of a loss spreadwise. They are 2-7 ATS coming off of a SU loss. The total has gone OVER in all 6 of their recent games overall, and OVER in all 4 of their games against teams with a winning record. The total has gone OVER in 8 of their last 10 coming off of a SU loss, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 against SEC opponents. The total has gone OVER in 16 of their last 23 in non-conference play.

Ole Miss is 4-0-1 ATS on Friday, and 2-0-1 ATS in January. They are 6-1-1 ATS at a neutral site, and 4-1-1 ATS in bowl games. They are 24-8-1 ATS in non-conference games, and 1-5 ATS coming off of a SU win. The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their games coming off of a win spreadwise, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 coming off of a SU win. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 at a neutral site, and UNDER in 21 of their last 27 games overall. The total has gone UNDER in 20 of their last 27 against teams with a winning record.

These teams last met in January 201, when Ole Miss won 21-7, and won against the spread as -3 point favorites. The total went UNDER the 51 point line set by oddsmakers for that tilt.

For Friday's Sugar Bowl, betting odds have Ole Miss listed as a -7 ½ point favorite to win. The over/under is set at 68 ½ points. On the moneyline, the Rebels are a -300, while the Cowboys are listed at +250.