2012 Russell Athletic Bowl Prediction
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Virginia Tech is a 2.5-point favorite versus Rutgers while the over/under total is currently sitting at 41 points. The Scarlett Knights are 9-3 overall and the Hokies finished 6-6 during the regular season.
LINE MOVEMENT: The game opened as a pick’em but the spread has been bet up to 2 points in favor of Virginia Tech. As for the total, it opened at 43 and has been bet down two full points to 41.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 55% of College Football public bettors currently favor the Scarlett Knights. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL PICK: Take Rutgers. According to latest college football trends, the Scarlet Knights are 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six bowl games, 6-1-2 ATS in their last nine games in December and 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight neutral site games. They’re also 7-3 against the number in their last 10 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game. The Hokies, meanwhile, are 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine non-conference games, 0-3-1 ATS in their last four neutral site games and 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall.
2012 RUSSELL ATHLETIC FREE PICK: RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS +2.5