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Camping World Bowl Betting Preview: Hokies Are Going UNDER In the Postseason

The Virginia Tech Hokies and Oklahoma State Cowboys are set to renew acquaintances in the Camping World Bowl in the Sunshine State in what’s shaping up to be one of the most competitive games of bowl season.

MyBookie opened the Cowboys as 6-point favorites with a total of 62.5.

SHARK BITES
  • Oklahoma State is 1-3 ATS in its last four games after a win.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of Oklahoma State’s last eight games in December.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of Virginia Tech’s last seven games in the postseason.

The Hokies possess one of the best defenses in the country and the offense is more than capable even with freshman quarterback Josh Jackson under center. Virginia Tech is shaping up to be good for years, but the Miami Hurricanes’ recent resurgence is going to be a problem.

Both of these teams defeated West Virginia and Pittsburgh on the year. This is the first meeting between the schools since all the way back in 1972. The Cowboys entered 2017 with the hopes of being one of the four teams seeded for the College Football Playoff before losing home games to TCU, Oklahoma and Kansas State. A win in this game would give Oklahoma State 10 wins for the third consecutive season.

When Virginia Tech reaches the postseason, UNDER bettors are profiting in a big way. The Hokies have gone below the closing total in five of their last seven bowl games.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas run early in the week pointed to a 39-38 win for the Cowboys on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Oklahoma State Cowboys Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Virginia Tech Hokies have seen them go 9-3 and 6-6 ATS so far this season, while the Oklahoma State Cowboys are at 9-3 and 6-5-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cowboys are 9-3, while the Hokies are 3-8-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oklahoma State vs Virginia Tech injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 16 (Oklahoma State Cowboys) and the No. 11 (Virginia Tech Hokies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Oklahoma State Cowboys' No. 3-ranked offense (46.25 PPG) against a Virginia Tech Hokies defense that ranks No. 3 at 13.5 PPG. The Cowboys passing attack has averaged 392.33 yards per game, more than the Hokies give up through the air (186.42 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Hokies own the league's No. 30-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 135.6 yards per game when on the road. Oklahoma State, on the other hand, rates No. 47 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Virginia failed to break through the Virginia Tech defense in its last game, suffering a 10-0 shutout at the hands of the Hokies in Week 13 action.

Mason Rudolph throttled the Jayhawks defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 494 yards as Oklahoma State handed Kansas a 58-17 defeat.

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