Alamo Bowl Betting Preview: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Oregon Ducks – Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021

by Spooky Express | December 26, 2021 |

The Alamo Bowl will take place on Wednesday, December 29th, from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas with the kickoff scheduled to take place at 9:15 PM ET. BookMaker has set the point spread for this game at Oklahoma -4 and the total for the over/under plays at 60.5 points.

Bowl History and Conference Tie-Ins

This year, the Alamo Bowl will be played for the 29th year. The Alamo Bowl features teams with tie-ins to the Big 12 and Pac-12. This year, the Oklahoma Sooners will represent the Big 12 and the Oregon Ducks will be the representative from the Pac-12.

Previous Matchups

This will be the 8th time in the history of the two programs that they’ve played each other. Oklahoma leads the series 6-1, however, Oregon won the most recent contest in 2006 by a score of 33-32.

Oklahoma Sooners Preview

The Oklahoma Sooners enter this game with a record of 10-2 which was good enough to finish in 3rd place in the Big 12. Oklahoma played in six games against bowl-eligible teams and went 4-2 in those contests with wins coming against West Virginia, Kansas State, Texas Tech, and Iowa State while losing to Baylor and Oklahoma State. They also finished the season with a record of 5-6-1 ATS which includes going 5-6 ATS as a favorite.

Offensively, the Sooners enter this game averaging the 11th most points per game in college football with an average of 35.46 points per game. They feature a balanced offense that is averaging 33.67 rushing attempts per game to 29 passing attempts per game. They are also above-average in terms of rushing and passing yards per game with 176 rushing yards and 245.15 passing yards. Kennedy Brooks leads the team in rushing with 1,107 rushing yards for 10 touchdowns while Caleb Williams leads the team in passing with 1,673 yards for 18 touchdowns and 4 interceptions while adding another 408 yards rushing and 6 rushing touchdowns.

Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing an average of 23.31 points per game which is below the national average of 25.6 for the rest of college football.

Oregon Ducks

The Oregon Ducks enter this game with a record of 10-3 which led to an appearance in the Pac-12 Conference Championship game against Utah, however, they lost that game 10-38 which was also their 2nd loss to Utah on the season. Oregon played in seven games against bowl-eligible teams and went 5-2 in those games with wins coming against Fresno State, Ohio State, UCLA, Washington State, and Oregon State and the two losses coming against Utah once in the regular season and once in the Pac-12 championship game. They also went 5-8 ATS which includes going 2-2 ATS as an underdog entering this game.

Offensively, the Oregon Ducks are averaging 29.14 points per game which is above the national average of 27.52 points for the rest of college football. The Ducks lean more on the run than they do the pass as they enter this game averaging 38.62 rushing attempts per game to 26.5 passing attempts per game. They are an above-average team in terms of rushing yards per game with 202.54 yards but are a below-average team in terms of passing yards per game with 200.07. Travis Dye leads the team in rushing with 1,118 yards and 15 touchdowns while Anthony Brown leads the team in passing with 2,683 yards for 15 touchdowns and 6 interceptions while adding another 637 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns.

Defensively, Oregon is allowing an average of 23.64 points per game which is below the national average of 25.6 for the rest of college football.

Handicapping Preview

In this game, we have to go with the Oklahoma Sooners. While the Ducks looked mighty good this year, we just don't foresee them competing here with the Oklahoma Sooners. The Sooners are simply the better team. We got Oklahoma -4 here as the official Alamo Bowl Play!

Alamo Bowl Play: Oklahoma Sooners -4

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