2023 Cotton Bowl: Odds, Props & Betting Preview

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2023 Cotton Bowl: Odds, Lines & Betting Preview

The 2023 Cotton Bowl is set, with No. 9 Missouri taking on the No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes in Arlington, Texas. The Buckeyes are at on the point spread, Missouri at most top online sportsbooks are on the moneyline, and the game kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Dec. 29.

Seventeen Buckeyes and 11 Tigers are set to miss this game due to the transfer portal. Among those still slated to play are Brady Cook, Luther Burden III, Jack Sawyer, and JT Tuimoloau. Buckeyes quarterback Kyle McCord is transferring to Syracuse. 

Missouri finished the year 10-2, and Ohio State was 11-1. ESPN will have the Cotton Bowl broadcast. 

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Cotton Bowl player props

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Cotton Bowl betting preview

The Buckeyes’ playoff hopes were dashed as they lost to the Michigan Wolverines in the final week of the regular season, taking them out of contention for the Big Ten championship. The Ohio State defense allowed 11.4 points per game on the season. Missouri allowed 23.5. 

Devin Brown is slated to make the start with McCord gone to Syracuse. This season, Brown saw limited action, attempting 22 passes. He completed 12 for 197 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He added 45 yards on the ground and another touchdown. 

There’s still time for NFL draft-eligible players to opt out of this game, which could influence the betting line more, such as the defensive players and wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. 

The Tigers have allowed 157 rushing yards and 201.3 passing yards over their last three games. Explore all college football odds.

Cotton Bowl history

The first Cotton Bowl took place in 1937, and it has been an annual event in the Dallas area ever since. For many years, teams contested the Cotton Bowl at an outdoor stadium of the same name, but since 2010 it has been at the Dallas Cowboys’ home stadium in Arlington. Here are the results of the five most recent Cotton Bowls:

Jan. 2, 2023Tulane (46) vs. USC (45)
Dec. 31, 2021Alabama (27) vs. Cincinnati (6)
Dec. 30, 2020Oklahoma (55) vs. Florida (20)
Dec. 28, 2019Penn State (53) vs. Memphis (39)
Dec. 29, 2018Clemson (30) vs. Notre Dame (3)