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.
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.