Belk Bowl Odds: Mississippi State vs. Virginia Tech Spread, Over/Under & Our Projections

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Belk Bowl Odds: Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech

  • Odds: Va. Tech -3
  • Over/Under: 51
  • Date: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019
  • Time: Noon ET
  • TV channel: ESPN
  • Location: Charlotte, N.C.

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Kentucky Betting Stats & 2019 Season Profile

  • Season Record: 7-5
  • Against-the-Spread Record: 9-3
  • Conference: SEC
  • Offense Yards Per Play Rank: 44
  • Defense Yards Per Play Rank: 34
  • S&P+ Special Teams Rank: 41

Analysis: The Wildcats exceeded Vegas expectations notching seven wins after a preseason win total of 6.5. The Kentucky offense was led by Lynn Bowden, who led the team in rushing and receiving yards collecting 14 total touchdowns along the way. Only a defense with a high ranking in havoc and stuff rate will be able to slow down the Lexington superstar. With Auburn transfer Joey Gatewood in the fold, there will be plenty of Kentucky football on the radar over the next couple of years. Mark Stoops is 2-1 against the spread in bowl games, winning outright as an underdog last season against Penn State. –Collin Wilson

All stats are regular season only


Virginia Tech Betting Stats & 2019 Season Profile

  • Season Record: 8-4
  • Against-the-Spread Record: 6-6
  • Conference: ACC
  • Offense Yards Per Play Rank: 80
  • Defense Yards Per Play Rank: 32
  • S&P+ Special Teams Rank: 40

Analysis: This will be Bud Foster’s last game as defensive coordinator for Virginia Tech before retirement. There should be plenty of motivation from a defensive unit to send the legendary coordinator out in style. Offensively, Hendon Hooker has been fantastic since taking over at quarterback mid-season. The Hokies are top 10 in pass explosives and rank top 35 in finishing drives. Including his time as Memphis head coach, Justin Fuentes is 3-1 against the spread in bowl games. — Collin Wilson

All stats are regular season only


Belk Bowl Projections & Picks

  • Our projected spread: Virginia Tech -1.5
  • Our projected over/under: 51.61

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