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Cotton Bowl January 1st 12:30

(10-2) Michigan St Spartans vs (11-1) Baylor Bears
Line Baylor -2.5 O/U 69.5 (5 dimes)
MSU 4-1 SU 4-1 ATS Last 5
MSU O/U 8-4 on the season
Baylor 5-0 SU 3-2 ATS Last 5
Baylor O/U 7-5 on the season

Baylor will bring it’s #1 ranked offense into the Cotton Bowl trying to show people they should be playing BAMA later in the day. Led by Qb Bryce Petty throwing to a prolific group of receivers, Baylor runs the spread offense to the tune of 581 yds and almost 50 pts per game. Baylor’s defense has played very well this season allowing under 25 pts a game.

Baylor’s well documented, perceived playoff snub overshadows The fact Michigan St was a loss to Ohio St from being in the same conversation. Their only other loss was to another playoff team in Oregon. Their offense turned a lot of heads this season averaging over 40 pts and nearly 500 yds a game. QB Connor Cook and RB Jeremy Langford led the way with 40 combined TD’s.

This game is going to come down to Michigan St’s always stingy defense. The defense had another fantastic season only allowing 4 teams to score over 20 pts. They are going to use the same strategy they used against Oregon and that’s press cover the receivers and send extra rushers to force Petty make quicker decisions. That strategy will work better this time around with a month to prepare. Baylor will score points but Michigan St will slow them down enough and create turnovers to win the game……

The pick Michigan St +2.5

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