Mississippi State vs. Georgia Tech 2014 Orange Bowl Odds Preview

Mississippi State vs. Georgia Tech 2014 Orange Bowl Odds Preview

Written by on December 30, 2014

Bowl season means a lot of games to watch for college football betting fans, but two days in the bowl calendar make the action even more exciting. Yes. I’m talking about New Years eve and New Years Day, which is when Mississippi State will face Georgia Tech in the Capital One Orange Bowl. One less loss on the season could have seen these two actually meet up in the playoffs, which gives you an idea of the quality of these teams.

How To Bet the Bulldogs vs. Yellow Jackets 2014 Orange Bowl Odds & Game Info

Date/Time: December 31st, 8:00 PM Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida Game Odds: GEORGIA TECH: +6½-115, OV 61 ½ -110, ML +215 MISSISSIPPI STATE: -6½-105, UN 61 ½ -110, ML -255

Why Bet on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Very few teams finished the season as well as Tech did, and they came ever so close to beating Florida State in the ACC Championship Game. It’s easy to dismiss Georgia Tech, especially since they run an option offense that looks like something plucked right from the pages of a high school playbook. When it works, though, this is a team that can wear your down with ridiculously long drives. You need only take a look at their record this year to see how well it has worked all season long.

Why Bet on the Mississippi State Bulldogs

The Mississippi State Bulldogs looked all set to win the SEC West and book a place in the playoff before losing 2 of their last 3 games of the year. Losses to Alabama 20-25 and Ole Miss  31-17 are what did them in, and they are going to be looking to finish out their season on a high note after failing to even reach the SEC Championship Game. The Bulldogs defense was not particularly strong against the run in the final weeks of the regular season, and that could pose a real problem against a Tech offense that does nothing but run the ball down your throat.

My Expert Betting Analysis, Prediction & Pick

Teams in the SEC, particularly those in the West, always seem to get the nod when playing out of conference. This game is no different, as Mississippi State have been installed as 7-point favorites here. The Bulldogs went 7-5 ATS this season, but only managed to post a 2-2 record ATS when playing non-conference opponents. Georgia Tech were 9-4 ATS, which included being 5-1 as an underdog. More importantly, they were 7-1 ATS when playing teams with a winning record. This is not a team that is afraid to mix it up with the big boys. This is an intriguing match-up, as it features a pair of teams with totally different styles. Mississippi State are going to have a hard time stopping Tech on the ground, and while I think the Bulldogs will sneak this one