Oklahoma vs Florida State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Cheez-It Bowl 2022 (FSU Unfazed by Struggling OU)

Oklahoma vs Florida State Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Cheez-It Bowl 2022 (FSU Unfazed by Struggling OU)


Oklahoma vs Florida State Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game — Cheez-It Bowl
Oklahoma Sooners (6-6) vs. No. 13 Florida State Seminoles (9-3)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Camping World Stadium — Orlando, FL
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022 NCAA college football bowl game matchups have been revealed, including the annual Cheez-It Bowl, which this time is taking place between the Oklahoma Sooners and No. 13 Florida State Seminoles.

Oklahoma has struggled to pick up victories lately, losing for the third time in the last four games with a 51-48 overtime loss to Texas Tech on Nov. 26. Meanwhile, Florida State has been red-hot after overcoming a skid in the middle of the season, picking up its fifth straight victory with a 45-38 effort over Florida at the Sunshine Showdown.

Can Oklahoma pick up a bowl victory for the third straight season? Or will Florida State figure out a way to stay dominant in its first bowl appearance since 2019?

Oklahoma vs Florida State Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: OU: (+240) | FSU: (-300)
Spread: OU: +7.5 (-110) | FSU: -7.5 (-110)
Total: 64.5 — Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)

Florida State enters this contest as a clear favorite on the spread and moneyline. This Cheez-It Bowl clash also features a total of 64.5, which is slightly above average compared to this year's bowl games.

Oklahoma vs Florida State Prediction & Pick

Florida State's offense has been firing on all cylinders over its five-game winning streak. The Seminoles have averaged 43.6 points over that stretch, finishing above 40 on four occasions. That's not exactly good news for the Sooners, who've allowed opponents to score 32.3 PPG over their last four games and were just burned for 51 points by the Red Raiders.

Meanwhile, Florida State's defense has looked much better. Opposing teams have scored more than 17 points only once against the Seminoles during their impressive run. With FSU also boasting a plus-14.4 scoring margin this season (No. 9), I just don't see Oklahoma keeping things close.

Give me Florida State winning this one in lopsided fashion.

Final Score Prediction: Florida State: 43 | Oklahoma: 24

Oklahoma vs Florida State Betting Trends

- Oklahoma is 3-6 straight up in its last nine games.
- Florida State is 8-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last 11 games.
- The total has hit the over in five of Oklahoma's last nine games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Florida State's last six games.

Oklahoma vs Florida State Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

With how dominant Florida State can be on both sides of the ball, I don't see how Oklahoma will keep things close. Not only do the Seminoles own a top-10 scoring margin, but that number has also actually increased to plus-24.7 over the last three games — third-best in the nation. On top of that, they've also covered the spread in eight of their last 11 games.

Considering how Oklahoma is also 2-7 ATS in its last nine games, I'm confident that Florida State can win this by more than a touchdown.

Bet: Florida State -7.5 (-110)

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