10* Monday Bowl BEST BET

10* Monday Bowl BEST BET

Auburn vs. Oklahoma, 01/02/2017 20:30 EDT, Score: 19 - 35

Point Spread: +3/-108 Auburn

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Loss

This Auburn defense is very good. I have said it a couple times this year but it appears that the Big 12 just took the year off on the defensive side of the football and that is no different with the Sooners considering they have allowed almost 30 points on average. If that trend continues, it is really going to be difficult for Oklahoma to win this game despite their weapons on offense. The Tigers have a dynamic rushing attack that can keep the ball away from this Oklahoma offense. The Tigers have averaged 278 yards per game on the ground which officially ranks 6th in the FBS. Running backs Kamryn Pettway and Kerryon Johnson have been excellent in the Auburn backfield. Both tailbacks have average more than 5 yards per carry and are approaching 200 carries each. Together, the two rushers have combined for nearly 2,000 yards and 18 touchdowns. I'm taking the points with Auburn, here on Monday night. Auburn has been a solid bowl play under HC Malzahn, losing to Florida State & Wisconsin by identical 34-31 scores, while beating Memphis 31-10 as a 3-point fave last season. Stoops' Sooners have won just five of their last 13 bowls, (4-9 ATS), including 2-6 ATS when favored. I am going with the underdog in this game. I like Auburn’s running style against this Oklahoma defense and I believe the Tigers are good enough to limit the big play ability that Oklahoma consistently relies on. Take Auburn +3.

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