2023 Cotton Bowl Betting Lines - Missouri vs. Ohio State Odds

Cotton Bowl Lines - Missouri vs. Ohio State Odds

2023 Cotton Bowl NCAA Football Betting

The No. 9 University of Missouri Tigers continue their remarkable 2023 season against No. 7 Ohio State in the 88th Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic.  The Tigers and Buckeyes meet for the first time since 1998, and 13th matchup overall. OSU holds a 10-1-1 edge in the series, and the teams will square off for the first time in the postseason. The Tigers achieved double-digit wins for the first time since 2014 and finished 6-2 in Southeastern Conference play. QB Brady Cook, WR Luther Burden III , and RB Cody Schrader lead Mizzou. The Tigers have the nation's No. 1 red-zone offense. Defensively, Mizzou's senior-led 11 topped the SEC in turnover margin and has forced ten turnovers in the last three games.

2023 Cotton Bowl at a Glance

Date: Friday, December 29, 2023

Time (ET) / TV: 8:00 PM / ESPN

Venue: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Matchup: Missouri Tigers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes

College Football Betting Lines

Missouri Tigers -2.5

Ohio State Buckeyes +2.5

Total: 48.5

Money Line: Missouri -140, Ohio State +120

Cotton Bowl Preview

Last game, the Missouri Tigers won 48-14 against the Arkansas Razorbacks as 9-point road favorites. The game went over the total of 55. Missouri has a record of 10-2 straight up, 8-4 against the spread, and 8-4 over/under the total. Mizzou ranks 25th for total offense, 30th for passing, 53rd for rushing and 27th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 39th overall, 62nd against the pass, 34th against the rush, and 42nd for points allowed. Also, Missouri ranks 9th for fewest turnovers lost and 93rd for takeaways.

Last game, the Ohio State Buckeyes lost 30-24 against the Michigan Wolverines as 3-point road dogs. The game went over the total of 47. Ohio State has a record of 11-1 straight up, 6-5-1 against the spread, and 3-9 over/under the total. Ohio State ranks 38th for total offense, 21st for passing, 86th for rushing, and 33rd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 3rd overall, 1st against the pass, 22nd against the rush, and 2nd for points allowed. Also, Ohio State ranks 41st for fewest turnovers lost and 111th for takeaways.

The Buckeyes have been powered by one of the nation's top defenses and an offense that features the Big Ten's top wide receiver and tight end. Offensively, Marvin Harrison Jr., the two-time Big Ten Wide Receiver of the Year as well as the conference's Offensive Player of the Year in 2023.

Cotton Bowl Prediction

In this situation, Ohio State QB Kyle McCord is off to the transfer portal. Mizzou is loaded and motivated.

Cotton Bowl Format

The Cotton Bowl began in 1937, and the matchup currently features schools in the College Football Playoff. The game takes place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as the previous venue for this contest was the Cotton Bowl in Dallas from 1937-2009. This game was named the Mobil Cotton Bowl, Southwestern Bell Cotton Bowl Classic, SBC Communications Cotton Bowl Classic, and AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic before Goodyear obtained sponsorship rights in 2015.

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Cotton Bowl Past Results

2022 Tulane USC 46-45
2021 Alabama Cincinnati 27-6
2020 Oklahoma Florida 55-20
2019 Penn State Memphis 53-39
2018 Clemson Notre Dame 30-3
2017 Ohio State USC 24-7
2017 Wisconsin Western Michigan 24-16
2015 Alabama Michigan State 38-0
2015 Michigan State Baylor 42-41
2014 Missouri Oklahoma State 41-31
2013 Texas A&M Oklahoma 41-13
2012 Arkansas Kansas State 29-16
2011 LSU Texas A&M 41-24
2010 Mississippi Oklahoma State 21-7
2009 Mississippi Texas Tech 47-34
2008 Missouri Arkansas 38-7
2007 Auburn Nebraska 13-10
2006 Alabama Texas Tech 38-7
2005 Tennessee Texas A&M 31-28
2004 Mississippi Oklahoma State 35-20
2003 Texas LSU 10-3
2002 Oklahoma Arkansas 35-21
2001 Kansas State Tennessee 35-21
2000 Arkansas Texas 27-6

The Cotton Bowl has not been one of the more competitive bowl games through the years. The game has not seen a margin of a touchdown or less since 2015. It is amazing when you go back and look over the numbers, as there have been only four games in the last 21 years with a margin of a touchdown or less.

In 2022, Tulane shocked USC in a memorable upset that proved to be the beginning of the end for now-departed Trojan defensive coordinator Alex Grinch.

2023-24 College Football Bowl Games

Saturday, December 16
Myrtle Beach Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN Georgia Southern vs. Ohio
Celebration Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Florida A&M vs. Howard
New Orleans Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana
Cure Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Miami (Ohio) vs. Appalachian State
New Mexico Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN Fresno State vs. New Mexico State
LA Bowl 7:30 PM / ABC UCLA vs. Boise State
Independence Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN Texas Tech vs. California
Monday, December 18
Bahamas Bowl (Temporarily Famous Toastery Bowl) 2:30 PM / ESPN Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion
Tuesday, December 19
Frisco Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Marshall vs. UTSA
Thursday, December 21
Boca Raton Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN USF vs. Syracuse
Friday, December 22
Gasparilla Bowl 6:30 PM / ESPN Georgia Tech vs. UCF
Saturday, December 23
Birmingham Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Troy vs. Duke
Camellia Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois
Armed Forces Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Air Force vs. James Madison
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Georgia State vs. Utah State
68 Ventures Bowl 7:00 PM / ESPN Eastern Michigan vs. South Alabama
Las Vegas Bowl 7:30 PM / ABC Northwestern vs. Utah
Hawai'i Bowl 10:30 PM / ESPN San Jose State vs. Coastal Carolina
Tuesday, December 26
Quick Lane Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Bowling Green vs. Minnesota
First Responder Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Texas State vs. Rice
Guaranteed Rate Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Kansas vs. UNLV
Wednesday, December 27
Military Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Tulane vs. Virginia Tech
Duke's Mayo Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN North Carolina vs. West Virginia
Holiday Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN (15) Louisville vs. Southern Cal
Texas Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN (20) Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
Thursday, December 28
Fenway Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN (24) SMU vs. Boston College
Pinstripe Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN Rutgers vs. Miami
Pop-Tarts Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN (18) NC State vs. (25) Kansas State
Alamo Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN (12) Oklahoma vs. (14) Arizona
Friday, December 29
Gator Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN (22) Clemson vs. Kentucky
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl 2:00 PM / CBS (16) Notre Dame vs. (19) Oregon State
Liberty Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Memphis vs. Iowa State
Cotton Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN (7) Ohio State vs. (9) Missouri
Saturday, December 30
Peach Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN (10) Penn State vs. (11) Mississippi
Music City Bowl 2:00 PM / ABC Auburn vs. Maryland
Orange Bowl 4:00 PM / ESPN (5) Florida State vs. (6) Georgia 
Arizona Bowl 4:30 PM (Barstool) Wyoming vs. Toledo
Monday, Jan. 1, 2024
ReliaQuest Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN2 (13) LSU vs. Wisconsin
Citrus Bowl 1:00 PM / ABC (17) Iowa vs. (21) Tennessee
Fiesta Bowl 1:00 PM / ESPN (8) Oregon vs. (23) Liberty
Rose Bowl (CFP Semifinal) 5:00 PM / ESPN (1) Michigan vs. (4) Alabama
Sugar Bowl (CFP Semifinal) 8:45 PM / ESPN (2) Washington vs. (3) Texas
Monday, Jan. 8, 2024
CFP National Championship Game 7:30 PM / ESPN Semifinals Winners

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