Thursday evening features a battle between the Big 12 and ACC as the Oklahoma Sooners (6-6) take on the No. 13 Florida State Seminoles (9-3) in this year’s Cheez-It Bowl. This game will be played at Camping World Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 5:30 pm ET.
It was quite a disappointing season for Oklahoma, who went 6-6 overall, but finished just 3-6 in the Big 12, good for eighth in the conference. They come in having lost three of their last four, including a 51-48 overtime defeat to Texas Tech in their last game.
For Florida State college football odds, they are seeing bowl action for the first time since 2019, but after a 9-3 season that saw them finish with an impressive 45-38 win over intrastate rival Florida, the Seminoles earned their way into the Cheez-It Bowl after winning five straight to end the year.
Oklahoma has won six straight contests over Florida State head-to-head, but after a season in which Oklahoma has struggled with consistency, they come in as 9.5-point (+100) underdogs in this one. The over/under for total points is 66.5 (-110).
Below, we have three proposition bets ahead of this game to think about as you consider betting online.
NCAAF: Oklahoma vs Florida State Props
- Florida State to win race to 40 points (+110)
- Florida State 1st Quarter Winning Margin 1-6 points (+550)
- Total Points 71+ (+135)
Florida State Ready To Put Up Crooked Number
There is a lot to like about Florida State’s chances to put up a high-scoring number in this contest, which is great for those who are placing sport bets.
On the offensive side, they ranked 19th in the nation in scoring, averaging 35.2 points per game, which greatly affects college football picks. In their last three games, they have averaged 44 points per game. During their five-game winning streak to end the regular season, Florida State averaged 43.6 points per game.
The Seminoles’ offense is led by quarterback Jordan Travis. On the season, he has thrown for 2,796 yards, 22 touchdowns, and just four interceptions. He also is a threat on the ground, as he has rushed for 367 yards and another seven scores.
The Seminoles do have a few injury concerns, including top wide receiver Johnny Wilson being questionable due to an undisclosed injury and second-leading rusher Treshaun Ward being out with a shoulder injury, but Florida State is still loaded with weapons that can put up a lot of points.
Florida State will also be aided by playing a defense that is really struggling as of late. On the season, Oklahoma ranks 88th in scoring defense, allowing 29.6 points per game. In their last nine games, though, they have allowed over 40 points to opponents a whopping five times.
- Pick: Florida State Race To 40 Points (+110)
Florida State To Establish Lead In The First Quarter
Both of these teams have a tendency to start out fast. In each of their last three games, Oklahoma has enjoyed double-digit leads in the first half, and they have been up double-digits in the first quarter in the last two.
Florida State has had similar success as of late in the first quarter. In fact, in their last four games, they have scored at least 14 points in the first quarter in all of them.
While both have had early success, it is much more likely that Florida State can maintain that success. First, Oklahoma has to figure out what to do in the backfield as star running back Eric Gray is foregoing this game as he has declared for the NFL Draft. This season, Gray rushed for 1,366 yards and 11 touchdowns. No other player on the Sooners rushed for more than 411 yards.
Also, the Sooners’ ability to stop Florida State will be hampered as star defensive lineman Jalen Redmond is also out as he prepares for the draft. Redmond had 23 tackles and four sacks for Oklahoma’s defense.
- Pick: Florida State To Win 1st Quarter by 1-6 Points (+550)
Expect This To Be A High Scoring Affair
We have already discussed that Florida State has the capability to put up a crooked number in this one as an earlier prop suggested they should outscore 40 points.
Their success doesn’t mean that Oklahoma can’t put up decent numbers either. This season, the Sooners ranked 25th in the nation in scoring, averaging 32.9 points per game.
Florida State does have a strong defense as they ranked 17th in the nation, allowing just 20.8 points per game, but they have also allowed 30 or more points in four of their last nine games.
It is also worth noting that Oklahoma quarterback Dillon Gabriel is riding high in this one. On the season, he threw for 2,925 yards and 24 touchdowns while also rushing for 298 yards and another five scores. Even more impressive, in the last game of the regular season, Gabriel threw for 449 yards and six touchdowns in the defeat to Texas Tech.
Even without Gray in the backfield, if Gabriel can have even a fraction of that success throwing, the Sooners should certainly be able to put up their fair share of points in this contest.
- Pick: Game Total Points Range Over 71+ Points (+135)