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2015 Independence Bowl Betting Preview - Virginia Tech Huge Favorite to Beat Tulsa

The 2015 Camping World Independence Bowl takes place on Saturday, December 26, and features the Tulsa Golden Hurricane taking on the Virginia Tech Hokies. The game at Independence Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 5:45 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, Virginia Tech is a huge favorite to win.

The Golden Hurricane are 6-6 SU and 6-5-1 ATS so far this season. Seven of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other five going UNDER. They are coming off of a 45-34 win over Tulane, where they won against the spread as 9 ½ point road favorites. The total went OVER the 58 ½ point line set by sports gambling sites in that game.

The Hokies are 6-6 SU and 6-6 ATS overall this year. Five of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other seven all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 23-20 win over Virginia, where they lost against the spread as 3 ½ point road favorites. The total went UNDER the 47 ½ point line set by sportsbooks for that matchup.

Tulsa is 4-1 ATS in bowl games, and 4-1 ATS coming off of a SU win. They are 4-1 ATS playing on grass, and 2-6-1 ATS in non-conference matchups. They are 0-4 ATS after a win spreadwise. The total has gone UNDER in all 6 of their recent games at a neutral site, and UNDER in 6 of their last 7 bowl games. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 8 in December, and OVER in 20 of their last 28 games overall recently.

Virginia Tech is 6-2 ATS in December, and 5-2 ATS after a loss spreadwise. They are 7-15-2 ATS in non-conference matchups, and 2-5-1 ATS at a neutral site. The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their games overall recently, and OVER in all 6 of their recent non-conference games. The total has gone OVER in 3 of their last 5 at a neutral site, and OVER in 5 of their last 7 games in December. The total has gone UNDER in 29 of their last 42 after a SU win.

These teams have never met before. For Saturday's Independence Bowl, Virginia Tech is a 14 point favorite in the gambling odds. The over/under is set at 61 ½ points. On the moneyline, the Golden Hurricane are a +425, while the Hokies are listed at -550.