Sooners A Touchdown Favorite Over Gators In 2020 Cotton Bowl Odds

  • The No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners face the No. 7 Florida Gators in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Wednesday night where the Sooners are a 7.0-point favorite.
  • Florida will be without star tight end Kyle Pitts, who declared for the draft following Florida’s loss in the SEC Championship Game.

ARLINGTON, Texas – The SEC faces the Big 12 yet again this year in the 2020 Goodyear Cotton Bowl, with two of the biggest programs in College Football set to do battle on Wednesday night.

The No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners will return to the field where they won the Big 12 Championship to take on the No. 7 Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The Gators come into this one hot off their close 52-46 loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC Championship. Meanwhile, the Sooners took down Iowa State 27-21 for their sixth straight conference title.

Heading into this matchup, the Gators will be without some major contributors on both sides of the ball, which has led to some massive movement of the spread. Which initially opened as a 3-point line in favor of Florida has now moved 10 points the other way in favor of Oklahoma. Full odds for the game are available at any of the online sportsbooks.

Cotton Bowl – 12/30/20 8:00 p.m. EST:

  • Florida Gators +215
  • Oklahoma Sooners -260
  • Spread: OU -7.0 (-110)
  • O/U: 65.6

The Gators' biggest issue will be finding someone to step up on offense in the absence of nearly all of Florida’s top weapons. Florida is missing six key players for this game, but none more valuable than tight end Kyle Pitts, who will be missing this game to focus on the upcoming NFL Draft.

Pitts caught 12 touchdown passes this season, was a first-team all-American, finished in the top 10 for the Heisman Trophy, and was nominated as a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award.

The Gators will not only be without Pitts, as they will also be missing fellow pass-catchers in seniors Kadarius Toney and Trevon Grimes, who are also out to prepare for the draft. Additionally, WR Jacob Copeland will be out with COVID issues.

The Gators will need to find new targets for Kyle Trask in the early stages of this game if they hope to develop a rhythm on offenses.

On the other side, Oklahoma boasts one of the best run defenses in the country complemented by a rather weak pass defense. The Sooners will be led by QB Spencer Rattler on offense, who isn’t as dynamic as Sooners’ QBs in recent history, but still held a 25:7 TD to interception ratio in 2020.

With Florida’s defense ranking 92nd in stopping the run and 91st in tackling, the Sooners will likely feed running back Rhamondre Stevenson, putting the pressure on Kyle Trask to put up big numbers as he has done all season.

There is a ton of value on giving Florida the seven points here as long as they are able to move the ball down the field. The most recent case of Florida’s offense sputtering was in their loss to the LSU Tigers, a game in which they were also without Kyle Pitts.

College Football betting followers looking to take the Gators should follow the line close to kick off in the anticipation of locking in some extra points on the spread, or juice for the moneyline.