Sugar Bowl Picks
Oklahoma Sooners vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabma is now favored by 17 points.
Oklahoma has embraced the underdog role of late, as the Sooners finished the year by winning two SU games on the road while getting points. Whether they can handle an SEC opponent is another story: The Sooners are 0-7 ATS against the SEC since 1992. Alabama failed to cover in three of its last four outside of Tuscaloosa, including an Iron Bowl loss at Auburn. However, they outgained their rivals by more than 100 yards in the loss and won the turnover battle 1-0. The reason the game slipped away was four missed field goals, including a 33-yarder.
Alabama is clearly the better team and should win this game but don’t look for a blowout. The Sooners should be able to keep themselves in this one going into the 4th quarter if they do not make turnovers or stupid mistakes in quarters 1-3.