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Champs Sports Bowl odds and spread: Boston College vs. Michigan State

Preview with betting odds and point spread of the Champs Sports Bowl game between Boston College and Michigan State.

Champs Sports Bowl odds and spread: Boston College vs. Michigan State Three college bowl games are lined up for Friday and we will start the previews with the Champs Sports Bowl game, which will match up the No.14 Boston College Eagles (10-3) and the Michigan State Spartans (7-5). Winning the Champs Sports Bowl game on Friday will be a small consolation to Boston College, who took and held the No.2 rank for much of the season, just to see it slip through their hands at the end. Winning the ACC's Atlantic Division was a start towards a better bowl game placement, but losing the conference title game to Virginia Tech match them up with the Spartans. And Boston College, although favorite to win the bowl game on Friday, are not the ultimate favorite they once were. At the online bookmaker Bodog Sports, the point spread on the Boston College vs. Michigan State bowl game is sitting at only -4 points with the total at 56.5 points. At another major betting website, Bookmaker, the odds on Virginia Tech to win the Champs Sports Bowl game are -190 and the odds on Michigan State are posted at +160.

 The low betting numbers on the Eagles could easily be explained with the lengthy list of injured players. Even though the Heisman Trophy nominee quarterback Matt Ryan will take part in the bowl game, running backs Jeff Smith and A.J. Brooks, DT B.J. Raji, LB Brian Toal and safety Marty Bowman are all out for the game against the Spartans. Another Boston College linebacker Jack Geiser, CB DeJuan Tribble and safety Wes Davis are still questionable for the Champs Sports Bowl game on Friday. Meanwhile at Michigan State, only cornerback Chris Rucker was listed as questionable for the game against the Eagles. With the injuries and the fact that Michigan State already led Boston College in offense (Spartans post 433.9 yards for 34.1 points, compared to Eagles with 413.7 yards for 28.4 points), the Champs Sports Bowl could turn into yet another big upset for the Eagles this year.

 Betting trends on the two college football teams indicate that Michigan State is 4-2 against the spread in its last 6 games. And although Boston College has won 10 of the last 13 games, the Eagles are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games. The total has gone OVER in 8 of Michigan State's last 9 games and UNDER in 5 of Boston College's last 7 games. The Champs Sports Bowl starts on Friday at 5:00pm EST from Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL.

 Published on 12/27/2007

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