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The point spread for this year’s Sugar Bowl between the Michigan Wolverines and Virginia Tech Hokies opened up at -2.5 in favor of the Wolverines at BetOnline Sportsbook on 12/26. The total is set at 50.5. Right now, 79% of the betting public is on Michigan and 72% are on the under. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.
Wolverines are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games.
Wolverines are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite.
Hokies are 18-8 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Hokies are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
Over is 5-0 in Wolverines last 5 neutral site games.
Over is 10-1 in Wolverines last 11 Bowl games.
Under is 4-1-1 in Hokies last 6 games overall.
Under is 4-1 in Hokies last 5 neutral site games as an underdog.
My Prediction: If it wasn’t for the Clemson Tigers, the Hokies would be playing for a National Championship. They were blown out twice by Clemson, but other than that, they’re perfect. I think Michigan’s defense is slightly better based on the fact that they have played better competition. Michigan also has the capability to make bigger plays on offense. I’ll take the Woverines in a close game. Also, Virginia Tech has now suspended it’s second kicker for this game. That could come back to haunt them.