For the game-of-chance folks -early lines for SEC

bowl games. … -matchups/

Arkansas is a 6-point underdog to Virginia Tech. I expected the Hokies to open as a little bit bigger favorite.


Strong game vs. Clemson, dual-threat QB, top 15 pass defense, etc. It just seems like a bad matchup for Arkansas, so I figured it would be a little bigger spread.

Looking at Tech’s schedule: They got drilled badly by Tennessee in the September game at the NASCAR track. We didn’t play Tennessee, of course, but from common opponents it is quite possible that we would have beaten them (EOE’s defense is even worse than ours). They also lost to a really bad Syracuse team and to Georgia Tech. Big tendency to turnovers (17 lost fumbles, 8 picks). No turnovers against Tennessee, so that was just getting whupped. Two TOs against Syracuse, four TOs against Georgia Tech.