Where the action is: Public piles on Alabama in Sugar Bowl

Jan 2, 2014 |
The Allstate Sugar Bowl is the lone college football matchup on the board Thursday with two of the most storied programs in the land battling it out.

The Oklahoma Sooners take on the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Superdome in New Orleans. We talk to Mike Perry of Sportbook.ag about the action coming in on the Sugar Bowl.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Alabama Crimson Tide – Open: -15, Move: -17, Move: -16

Alabama missed out on a shot at the BCS national title with a stunning loss versus Auburn in the Iron Bowl, leaving many to question its motivation for the Sugar Bowl. Early action on the Crimson Tide marched this spread up as many two points at some books, before Oklahoma money came back on the big underdog. According to Perry, 73 percent of the handle is sitting on Alabama in the Sugar Bowl.

“No sharp action on this game, but a fairly heavy majority of money is rolling with the Tide,” Perry tells Covers. “On New Year’s Day afternoon, we moved them from -16.5 to -17.”

The total for the Sugar Bowl opened as low as 51 points and has climbed half a point at some markets. The Sooners and Tide both finished the season with identical 6-5-1 Over/Under records. However, Oklahoma is 4-1-1 O/U in its last six outings while Alabama is 4-2 O/U in its previous six games.

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