Arizona Wildcats vs. Oklahoma Sooners NCAAF Alamo Bowl Betting Picks and Prediction for Thursday, December 28, 2023

Arizona Wildcats vs. Oklahoma Sooners – As the NCAAF season nears its conclusion, all eyes turn to the much-anticipated Alamo Bowl – featuring Arizona Wildcats vs Oklahoma Sooners on Thursday – promising an action-packed display of college football at its finest. Fans eagerly anticipate watching ESPN broadcast this event for NCAAF bowl picks and predictions insight.

Arizona Wildcats vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Date & Time: Thursday, December 28, at 9:15 PM ET

Location: Alamodome


Arizona Wildcats vs. Oklahoma Sooners Betting Odds

Arizona-140-2.5 (-110)62 over (-110)
Oklahoma +120+2.5 (-110)62 under (-110)

Arizona Wildcats Analysis

Arizona Wildcats quarterback Noah Fifita has led them to success this season with impressive statistics such as 217 completions, 2515 passing yards, and an outstanding completion rate of 73.6 percent – impressive marks that underscore his key role as Arizona’s offensive linchpin. Fifita’s connection with wide receiver Tetairoa McMillan has also been remarkable – she boasts 1242 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns to put pressure on any defense; yet against tough defensive teams like Oklahoma it will require even greater effort from DJ Williams-led ground game.

Defense has been one of the Wildcats’ strengths this season, showing both resilience and vulnerability at key moments in several key games, and effectively restricting scoring opportunities of their opponents. Solid defense is vital in college football’s high-scoring environment. But some areas require additional consideration such as handling dynamic offensive plays and maintaining discipline during a game. Arizona will need to bring their A game against Oklahoma’s potency on offense; their record against teams from the Big 12 conference suggests they can rise to this challenge; but to be effective against Sooners it requires disciplined and focused efforts from Arizona’s defense.

Oklahoma Sooners Analysis

Oklahoma Sooners’ offense this season has been characterized by efficiency and dynamic play, led by quarterback Jackson Arnold. Arnold’s stats speak for themselves – his 75% completion rate and 202 passing yards from limited attempts demonstrate not just accuracy but also an ability to remain calm under pressure. Gavin Sawchuk adds another important dimension, as his 610 rushing yards at an impressive average of 5.8 yards per attempt present a major threat when short yardage situations arise; wide receiver Drake Stoops provides the necessary target, often making key catches throughout his 880 receiving yards-based offense.

On defense, Oklahoma has shown both robustness and areas for improvement. They have shown great adaptability when facing Pac-12 opponents; especially Arizona’s high-powered offense. Their ability to adapt quickly will be essential against its dynamic offense; yet at times the Sooners have struggled against teams with dynamic offensive plays – something they must address this week when facing Fifita and McMillan passing threats posed by Arizona. If Oklahoma can maintain disciplined defensive performance while effectively managing Arizona’s threats then they have a good chance at controlling game tempo and secure victory!

Arizona Wildcats vs. Oklahoma Sooners Against the Spread

Arizona has been strong against the spread this season with a 7-1 record in their last 8 contests. The Wildcats have also gone under the projected point total in 5 of their last 6 games when facing a Big 12 opponent. However, Arizona is just 0-6 against the spread in their last 6 December games.

Oklahoma has beat expectations this season with a 9-4 record against the number. The Sooners have also won and covered in 4 straight games when playing in December. However, Oklahoma has struggled as underdogs, going 1-6 straight up in their last 7 contests as the dog.

Arizona Wildcats vs. Oklahoma Sooners Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Oklahoma Sooners (+120). Despite being the underdog, Oklahoma’s consistent performance, especially in December, gives them a slight edge.

Spread: Oklahoma Sooners +2.5 (-110). The Sooners have shown better consistency against the spread, making them a safer bet.

Total: Under 62 (-110). Both teams have trends favoring the UNDER, and given their defensive capabilities, a lower-scoring game is likely.

Predicted Score: Oklahoma Sooners 31, Arizona Wildcats 28

In conclusion, while the Arizona Wildcats present a formidable challenge, the Oklahoma Sooners appear to be the more reliable pick for sports betting in Canada. Their recent performance trends, combined with their resilience in high-pressure games, give them a slight advantage in what promises to be an enthralling Alamo Bowl showdown.