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2017 Sugar Bowl: Time, TV channel, live stream, odds and preview

Auburn looks to end the season on a high note.

NCAA Football: Auburn at Alabama John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Viewing Information

Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

TV: ESPN

Live Stream: WatchESPN


Gambling Info

(via OddsShark)

Spread: Oklahoma opened as a 5.5 point favorite, but the line has shrunk to 2.5 to 3 points in most places.

Records ATS: Auburn 9-3 | Oklahoma 6-6

O/U: 64.5-65


Inside the Numbers for the Sugar Bowl

Category Auburn Oklahoma
Category Auburn Oklahoma
S&P+ Offense 34.9 (34th) 47.0 (1st)
S&P+ Defense 17.1 (7th) 28.4 (57th)
Rushing S&P+ Offense 114.7 (27th) 115.9 (22nd)
Rushing S&P+ Defense 124.3 (12th) 103.4 (55th)
Rush Success Rate Offense 47.2% (28th) 49.5% (14th)
Rush Success Rate Defense 36.3% (17th) 42.6% (65th)
Passing S&P+ Offense 110.6 (42nd) 154.3 (1st)
Passing S&P+ Defense 110.0 (32nd) 105.8 (45th)
Pass Success Rate Offense 37.7% (98th) 56.5% (1st)
Pass Success Rate Defense 38.9% (50th) 39.0% (51st)

Players to Watch

Oklahoma

QB Baker Mayfield

It’s no stretch to say Mayfield will be the best quarterback the Tigers have faced since Clemson’s DeShaun Watson to open the season. Mayfield threw for over 3800 yards, 38 touchdowns, just eight interceptions, and completed 71% of his passes. This could prove troubling for an Auburn team that is right around the national average in passing yards allowed per game this season at 223.6.

WR Dede Westbrook

Westbrook is arguably the best receiver in the nation. His 74 receptions for 1465 yards and 16 touchdowns are all top ten in the nation in the respective categories. It goes without saying that the Tigers secondary will have their hands full with Westbrook, and will need to try to contain him somehow. Who will be the one to step up? It remains to be seen, but the Tigers seem to be looking forward to the task.

Auburn

RBs Kamryn Pettway & Kerryon Johnson

A two-for-one special here as Pettway and Johnson both look to have a big impact on this game as they have all season for the Tigers. Our Garrett Kroeger took an in-depth look at how the two backs could play a huge role for the Tigers on Monday, and they certainly will need to for Auburn to be competitive in the Sugar Bowl.

DL Carl Lawson and Montravius Adams

Another package deal. Lawson and Adams have gone hand in hand in their time at Auburn, and will take the field one last time Monday night. Lawson was named to the All-SEC First Team to end the season while Adams was named to the All-SEC Second Team, and it’s easy to see why in both cases. Lawson had a team-high nine sacks (tied for fourth in the SEC) and 12.5 tackles for loss while Adams had 4.5 and 8.5, respectively.