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Revenge is on the minds of the visitor in this contest due to suffering a humiliating 36-10 defeat in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl against tonight’s host.
Arizona tallied a 41-10 win over non-FBS opponent Northern Arizona last week as 26-point home favorites. It was an uneventful contest against this handicapper’s alma mater.
Normally, revenge would give the Wildcats an edge as a double-digit underdog, but the Cowboys' explosive offense had pedestrian numbers in the bowl matchup.
Oklahoma State gained just 312 yards and was led by a defensive unit that picked off three passes, while amassing five sacks.
A major scheduling edge is also in favor of the Cowboys—heading on the road for two consecutive contests after this nationally televised event, while the Wildcats have their two toughest conference games ahead, hosting Stanford and Oregon in back-to-back weeks.
Oklahoma State’s 14-6 ATS mark as a favorite the last two-plus seasons seals it.
Recommendation: Oklahoma State Cowboys (-14)