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Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic 2020 – #7 Florida Gators vs #6 Oklahoma Sooners

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Florida vs Oklahoma Pick 2020 Florida GatorsOur Florida vs Oklahoma pick 2020 for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic features the SEC’s Gators and Big 12’s Sooners. The #7 Florida Gators, who finished first in the SEC – East, and the #6 Oklahoma Sooners, who were second in the Big 12, are both high-scoring clubs with sound defenses. Florida posted an 8-2 conference record and an 8-3 overall mark. In the Big 12, Oklahoma is 6-2 in the conference. Overall, the Sooners posted an 8-2 record.

Note, in this bowl game, the Florida Gators are the underdogs at +5.0 (-104). On the other hand, the Oklahoma Sooners are favored at -4.5 (-105). Also, the best total’s over comes in at 67.0 (-110). However, the best under is at 67.5 (-102).

This Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic will be played on Wednesday, December 30. The kickoff will be at 8:00 pm ET with the game being played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Note, weather is predicted to be cloudy with an 80% chance of rain. Temperatures will be in the low 40s. Winds will be 16 MPH from the North.

Florida vs Oklahoma Pick 2020 – Statistics

Our Florida vs Oklahoma pick 2020 has the Gators averaging 41.6 PPG, and the Sooners recording 41.8 PPG. On defense, Florida is allowing opponents 28.6 PPG. However, Oklahoma is giving up less, just 21.9 PPG. On offense, the Gators are averaging 388.4 YPG in passing and 120.5 YPG in rushing. While on the other side, the Sooners are averaging 321.6 YPG in the air and 154.2 YPG on the ground. Also, on defense, Florida is allowing 404.7 YPG, while Oklahoma is giving up 333.6 YPG. Of note, the Gators are permitting opposing offenses 258.3 passing yards and 146.5 rushing yards. On the other hand, the Sooners are giving up just 90.6 YPG on the ground. Also, they are allowing opponents 243.0 YPG in the air.

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic – Offense and Defense

Florida can score, and they do bring some solid defenders to this game. However, they will be lacking some key offensive players who can be difference-makers. Oklahoma will also be missing a few players. Conversely, their ranks are deeper than those of the Gators. Additionally, the Sooners’ D is a bit tighter and stingier than that of Florida.

Gators and Sooners – Offenses

For the Gators, QB Kyle Trask has passed for 4,125 yards completing 69.7% of his passes. He’s thrown 43 TD passes and five INTs. However, he’s been sacked 19 times. But,  Trask is a top-notch passer. But, he is without his top three receivers, as WRs Kadarius Toney and Trevon Grimes and TE Kyle Pitts have decided to sit out this game. Together, they’ve caught 31 TD passes. Consequently, they have 151 total catches. Of note, top RB Dameon Pierce has 95 rushes for 443 yards and four scores.

For the Sooners, QB Spencer Rattler has thrown 25 TD passes and seven picks. Completing 68.0% of his passes, Rattler has thrown for 2,784 yards. He’s been sacked 20 times. His top-three pass catchers have caught 14 TD passes. WR Marvin Mims leads the trio with eight scores. RB T.J. Pledger will miss this bowl game. He’s scored five times. However, this group of running backs is deep. Notably, three other rushers have a total of 14 scores. Rhamondre Stevensonm, who has a half-dozen TDs, is included.

Florida vs Oklahoma Pick 2020 – Defenses

The Gators accumulated 33 sacks, nine INTs, and 37 PD. They’ve forced four and recovered five fumbles. DB Marco Wilson, who has four PD, sits out the game. LB Ventrell Miller leads the club with 52 solo tackles and 86 total bringdowns. DL Zachary Carter has accumulated five sacks and LB Brenton Cox Jr. has posted four. DB Kaiir Elam has made two picks and 11 PD.

The Sooners have recorded 36 sacks, 13 INTs, and 41 PD. They’ve forced and recovered three fumbles. On defense for Oklahoma, CB Tre Brown, who has three picks and six PD, will sit out. However, DB Tre Norwood is on-hand with four INTs and two PD. LB Nik Bonitto has 7.5 sacks and DE Ronnie Perkins 5.5 quarterback bringdowns. Also, LB Brian Asamoah leads the Sooners with 33 solo and 60 total tackles. Additionally, he has 3.5 sacks and three PD.

Florida vs Oklahoma Pick 2020 – Final Word

Our Florida vs Oklahoma pick 2020 is going with the under at 67.5 (-102). In terms of the spread, we like the Sooners. The Gators are without some key personnel on offense. Plus, Oklahoma has a tough D. Check out our Duke’s Mayo Bowl Wake Forest vs Wisconsin pick.

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic 2020 – Summary

Point Spread – Oklahoma Sooners at -4.5 (-105).
Totals – Under 67.5 (-102)


Paul has been writing about sports betting and sports for more than a decade, offering picks on the NFL, MLB, NHL, and NBA, as well as on college sports and European football. He's written thousands of season and post-season previews, innumerable articles on sports betting strategies, and various books on sports and sports betting.

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