Alamo Bowl: Oklahoma vs Oregon 12/29/21 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds


The Oklahoma Sooners and Oregon Ducks clash Wednesday in the college football Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Oregon Ducks look to win at least 11 games for the eighth time in school history. The Oklahoma Sooners look for double-digit wins for the sixth time in the last seven years.

The Oregon Ducks have split their last six non-home games. Anthony Brown is completing 63.7 percent of his passes for 2,683 yards, 15 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Devon Williams and Travis Dye have combined for 931 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Kris Hutson has 25 receptions. The Oregon Ducks ground game is averaging 202.5 yards per contest, and Travis Dye leads the way with 1,118 yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively, Oregon is allowing 25.5 points and 370.5 yards per game. Noah Sewell leads the Oregon Ducks with 106 tackles, Kayvon Thibodeaux has 7 sacks and Verone McKinley III has 6 interceptions.

The Oklahoma Sooners have won three of their last five non-home games. Caleb Williams is completing 62.5 percent of his passes for 1,670 yards, 18 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Marvin Mims and Jadon Haselwood have combined for 1,047 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, while Michael Woods II has 32 receptions. The Oklahoma Sooners ground game is averaging 176.5 yards per contest, and Kennedy Brooks leads the way with 1,111 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma is allowing 25.3 points and 381.9 yards per game. Brian Asamoah leads the Oklahoma Sooners with 80 tackles, Nik Bonitto has 7 sacks and Delarrin Turner-Yell has 3 interceptions.

The Ducks are 9-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 26-12 ATS in their last 38 games on grass. The Sooners are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Bowl games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games. The under is 5-1 in Ducks last 6 games as an underdog. The over is 5-1 in Sooners last 6 vs. Pac-12.

On paper, this is a good game between two teams that can light it up offensively, but there is a question in terms of motivation. Both Oklahoma and Oregon had playoff hopes and both teams lost their head coaches, so it’s going to be interesting to see who can get up for this contest. With that said, Oklahoma is the team in better form and the more balanced of the two. The Oregon Ducks were bullied twice by Utah, and the Sooners can do similar things, mainly being physical in the trenches. I’ll take the Sooners by a touchdown.