- Notre Dame has -135 odds to win the Fiesta Bowl against Oklahoma State.
- There is a 2.5-point spread in the game in favor of Notre Dame.
PHOENIX – The 2021 Fiesta Bowl is expected to live up to the hype of a New Years Six Bowl with to top-10 teams facing off. The #5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish will go up against the #9 Oklahoma State Cowboys. The game will be played on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. EST in State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona.
#5 Notre Dame Vs. #9 Oklahoma State Odds
- Notre Dame -135
- Oklahoma State +115
- Spread: Notre Dame -2.5
- Total: O/U 45
Online sportsbooks have the odds set close in this one being that it is a top-10 matchup. The Fighting Irish had a great season going 11-1 while the Cowboys had a similar 11-2 record and finished in first place in the Big 12.
Going into this one, Notre Dame has all of the momentum on their side having won seven straight games to cap off the regular season. The Cowboys, on the other hand, are coming off of a big loss to Baylor in the Big 12 Championship.
However, the big news here is that Notre Dame is going to be without their star running back Kyren Williams, who opted out to prepare for the NFL Draft. Williams was responsible for a big portion of Notre Dame’s offense with over 1,300 scrimmage yards and 17 touchdowns. If the Cowboys could find a way to eliminate the run game, even more, they could be looking at a win.
Irish, Cowboys Competitive Against The Spread
Aside from already being two of the best teams in the country, they are both two of the best teams against the spread as well. Notre Dame went 9-3 against the spread this season while Oklahoma State was not far behind at 9-3-1.
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Notre Dame was dominant as they covered with a 7.5-point margin and won their games by 19.9 points on average. Oklahoma State was not far behind with a cover margin of 5.8 points and won their games by 13.8 points.
As for their recent games, Notre Dame started a slow 2-3 ATS and turned things around winning seven straight against the spread going into this game. Oklahoma State is seeing some trouble ad they have failed to cover in their last two games of the season. Something to keep in mind though about the Cowboys is that they have gone 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games following an ATS loss.
Despite not having arguably their best offensive player on the field, Notre Dame is still seeing tons of action on the spread with 69% of bets. Their CFB moneyline odds are also seeing action with 62% of bets.
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