NCAA football wagering respect returned to Virginia Tech after losses in their first two games as they restored their college football betting reputation by running the table and winning the ACC title.
Sun Life Stadium in Miami is the venue for the Discover Orange Bowl between the #4 Stanford Cardinal and the #13 Virginia Tech Hokies. ESPN will telecast this BCS matchup on January 3 with a start time of 8:30 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Discover Orange Bowl odds of Stanford -3 with a total of 58.
Stanford has a record of 11-1 straight up and 7-4-1 with the college football odds. The Cardinal’s only loss was at Oregon in their 5th game of the season. Stanford ranked 8th in the nation for scoring offense and 11th for scoring defense.
What makes Stanford so impressive is that they are an elite academic institution that plays power oriented physical football which is a testament to head coach Jim Harbaugh, who has taken the program to heights unimagined.
Heisman Trophy finalist Andrew Luck passed for a 70% completion rate good for 3475 yards and an 8.7 yards per attempt average with a 28/7 TD/INT ratio. Stepfan Taylor rushed for 1023 yards and 15 TD’s.
Virginia Tech has a NCAA football betting record of 11-2 straight up and 10-3 against the spread with 7 of their 13 games going over the total. The Hokies won the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game over Florida State 44-33 and have gotten the money in 4 consecutive games and 10 of their last 11 overall.
Virginia Tech ranked 19th in the nation for scoring offense and 17th for scoring defense. Junior QB Tyrod Taylor finished strong with 2521 yards passing, 637 yards rushing, and a 23/4 TD/INT ratio with 8.9 yards per pass attempt. Daren Evans ran for 813 yards and a 5.9 yards per carry average. Frank Beamer did a masterful job of coaching after a 0-2 start that included a loss to 1-AA James Madison.
Virginia Tech has gotten the money in their last 2 NCAA football wagering bowl matchups and is in their 3rd Orange Bowl in 4 years. Stanford got the money in a Sun Bowl loss to Oklahoma last year which was their first bowl since 2001.