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The point spread for this year’s Chick Fil-A Bowl between the Virginia Cavaliers and Auburn Tigers opened up at -1.5 in favor of the Tigers at Bovada Sportsbook on 12/12/11. As of Tuesday night (12/27), the line has moved up to -3. Bovada hasn’t released a total, but most books have it set at 49. Right now, 60% of the betting public is on Auburn and 65% are on the under. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.
Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in December.
Cavaliers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Tigers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games.
Tigers are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Under is 12-2 in Cavaliers last 14 games overall.
Under is 6-1 in Cavaliers last 7 games as an underdog.
Under is 8-1-1 in Tigers last 10 vs. ACC.
Under is 8-1 in Tigers last 9 bowl games.
My Prediction: You would think that the better defense in this game would belong to Auburn, but Virginia brings a very good defense to the Chick Fil-A Bowl. The Cavaliers only allow 22 points a game compared to Auburn’s 29. Virginia has been the more consistent team throughout the year and have won 6 of 8. This will be Virginia’s first Bowl game in 4 years. They’ll be ready for this.