Arizona vs. Oklahoma Predictions – Alamo Bowl Picks (12/28)

Oct 7, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Arizona Wildcats quarterback Noah Fifita (11) throws against the Southern California Trojans during the first half at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
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The Arizona Wildcats (9-3) are set to face off against the Oklahoma Sooners (10-2) in a highly anticipated Alamo Bowl clash. With both teams boasting impressive records and coming off strong seasons, this matchup promises to be a thrilling encounter. Let’s run through our Arizona vs. Oklahoma predictions and Alamo Bowl picks below.

Arizona vs. Oklahoma Odds

Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, Dec. 28
  • Time: 09:15 PM ET
  • Location: Alamodome – San Antonio, TX
  • TV: ESPN

Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends

  • On the road, Arizona Wildcats are 4 and 2 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Arizona Wildcats are 10 and 2.
  • Against the spread on the road, Arizona Wildcats are 4 and 2.

Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends

  • At home, Oklahoma Sooners are 6 and 0 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Oklahoma Sooners are 7 and 4.
  • Against the spread at home, Oklahoma Sooners are 5 and 1.

Arizona vs. Oklahoma Predictions

The Arizona Wildcats enter the Alamo Bowl on a six-game winning streak, showcasing a potent offense that has racked up 412 points over the season. Their defense has been equally impressive, holding opponents to 250 points. The Wildcats’ success has been largely attributed to their dynamic quarterback play and a versatile receiving corps that has consistently found ways to break down defenses. As they prepare to take on Oklahoma, Arizona will rely on their offensive firepower and strategic play-calling to outmaneuver the Sooners’ defense.

Oklahoma, on the other hand, has been a force to reckon with, especially at home where they remain undefeated. The Sooners have scored a remarkable 518 points while their defense has surrendered 267 points. Their balanced attack has been key, with the team excelling both through the air and on the ground. Oklahoma’s defense, known for its aggressive play and ability to force turnovers, will be put to the test against Arizona’s high-scoring offense. The Sooners will look to their star players to make impactful plays and maintain their winning momentum.

Keep in mind that Oklahoma will be without starting QB Dillon Gabriel, as the signal-caller entered the transfer portal and committed to Oregon earlier this month.

Arizona vs. Oklahoma – Alamo Bowl Picks

The Arizona Wildcats have been a revelation against the spread this season, boasting an impressive 10-2 record that signals their ability to outperform expectations. Their ATS record is particularly noteworthy on the road, where they’ve covered in 4 out of 6 games. The Wildcats’ offense has been a juggernaut, and their defense has stepped up when it matters.

Furthermore, the Sooners have shown some vulnerability against high-scoring teams, which is exactly what Arizona brings to the table. The Wildcats’ six-game winning streak and their ATS record in the last 10 games (9-1) indicate a team peaking at the right time. Considering the spread of -3.5 for Arizona, the trends suggest that the Wildcats have a strong chance to cover, making them the right pick against the spread for this matchup.

The Pick: Arizona Wildcats -3.5 (BetMGM)