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Orange Bowl game bet and point spread: Kansas vs. Virginia Tech

The betting preview and point spread on the Orange Bowl game Kansas vs. Virginia Tech.

Orange Bowl game bet and point spread: Kansas vs. Virginia Tech The 2008 Orange Bowl game quickly became one of the most bet on event already. And it's no surprise considering the competitors - the No.8 Big-12 at-large Kansas Jayhawks (11-1) and the No.5 ACC Champion Virginia Tech Hokies (11-2). Kansas entered the Orange Bowl, despite some controversy and questions about why they were chosen over No.7 Missouri, who were the one handed down the only defeat to the Jayhawks this season, but all this is now history and Kansas will play the Hokies on January 3rd. At the online sportsbook Bodog Sports, the point spread on the Orange Bowl Kansas vs. Virginia Tech game is currently sitting at -3.5 points chalk the Hokies. The odds makers at Bookmaker are also favoring Virginia Tech to win the Orange Bowl, listing the Hokies with betting line -170 and the line on the Kansas Jayhawks is posted at +150.

 Many experts will point to the light schedule of the Jayhawks (ranked 109th out of the 119 major college teams) when they talk about their record this season, but there is no question that Kansas will bring plenty to the table for the Orange Bowl game. Led by the Associated Press Coach of the Year Mark Mangino, the Kansas Jayhawks will rely once again on their high-powered offense, posting 497.8 yards for 44.3 points on average per game, ranking them 9th in total offense and 5th in points scored in the NCAA. The Kansas defense is no joke either, allowing 337.1 yards for only 16 points per game, although trailing behind the Virginia Tech defense, which allows 273.5 yards for 15.5 points. The Hokies offense will need some improvement in order to match up with the Jayhawks, VA Tech going for 322.8 yards for only 29.3 points. The biggest advantage for Kansas is the fact that they have no injuries to report. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech will play the Orange Bowl game without tight ends Chris Drager and Sam Wheeler, running back Elan Lewis and cornerback Roland Minor, while wide receiver Ike Whitaker remains questionable for the Orange Bowl with toe injury.

 The betting trends on these two college teams should be considered when placing a bet. Kansas is 9-1 against the spread in its last 10 games and has won 11 of the last 12 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas's last 6 games. Meanwhile Virginia Tech is 6-1 against the spread in its last 7 games and has won 9 of its last 10 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 7 games. This year's Orange Bowl, to be played at Dolphin Stadium, Miami, on January 3rd, 2008 at 8:00pm EST. You can watch the Orange Bowl on FOX.

 Published on 12/24/2007

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