Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State 2017 Camping World Bowl Betting Pick.

Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State 2017 Camping World Bowl Betting Pick

Written by on December 26, 2017

Wagering during bowl season can be tricky for a number of different reasons. You often get situations, especially in the lesser bowl games, where one team is a whole lot more inspired to win than their opponent. When it gets to the stage we are at now, the games get tougher to handicap because what we get are match-ups between teams that finished the season ranked in the top 25. Of the 4 games being played on Thursday, 3 of them feature games between ranked opponents, which means that we are probably in for a bit of a treat, including the 2017 Camping World Bowl betting action.We are also, as bettors, in for a bit of a challenge, as the bookies have all the games listed as potentially being close. The Camping World Bowl looks to be a very good one, as it features the high-scoring Oklahoma State Cowboys going head to head with the Virginia Tech Hokies. It is the Cowboys who are in as 4-point favorites for this one, with the point total set at 63. We should see some offensive fireworks here, so let’s take a closer look at how this one might play out.

Hokies vs. Cowboys 2017 Camping World Bowl Betting Pick & Game Info

  • When: Thursday, December 28 at 5:15 PM EST
  • Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: 105.3 FM (Virginia Tech) / 107.1 FM (Oklahoma State)
  • Live StreamWatch ESPN
  • Camping World Bowl Betting Odds: Oklahoma State Cowboys -4 (Over/Under at 63)

Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 21°C/70°F
  • Humidity: 69%
  • Precipitation: 11%
  • Cloud Cover: 76%
  • Wind: 11 mph N
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Team Records

  • All: Virginia Tech Hokies 9-3 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 9-3
  • Home: Virginia Tech Hokies 6-1 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 3-3
  • Away: Virginia Tech Hokies 3-2 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 6-0
  • ATS: Virginia Tech Hokies 6-6 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 6-5-1
  • Over/Under: Virginia Tech Hokies 3-7-1 / Oklahoma State Cowboys 9-3

Why bet on the Virginia Tech Hokies?

The Virginia Tech Hokies will be coming into this on knowing that they really cannot afford to get sucked into a shootout, as they cannot hope to compete to what the Cowboys deliver offensively. That is not to say that the Hokies are total slouches on the offensive side of the football, as they did manage to put up 28 PPG this season. Where this team really excels is on defense, as they gave up an average of just over 13 PPG.That defense is going to get what may well be their toughest test of the season when they go up against a high-powered Cowboys offense. It was that defense that was largely responsible for the Hokies finishing the season with an impressive 9-3 record, although they only went 6-6 ATS. They also went 3-7-1 O/U this season, which makes the point total for this one seem a little high.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 28.75
  • Total Yards: 404.09
  • Rush Yards: 167.17
  • Passing Yards: 236.92
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 13.50
  • Total Yards: 305.25
  • Rush Yards: 118.83
  • Passing Yards: 186.42

Why bet on the Oklahoma State Cowboys?

If the Virginia Tech Hokies are the immovable object, then you need to look at the Oklahoma State Cowboys as the unstoppable force. The Cowboys put up a staggering 46 PPG this season, yet still somehow only managed to finish the year at 9-3. Perhaps the fact that they gave up 30 PPG on defense might help explain that, and it also tells you that the Hokies are going to be able to put some points on the board in this one.Oklahoma State comes in as the favorite at the 2017 Camping World Bowl Betting Odds.Strangely enough, the Cowboys were much better away from home than they were in their own building, winning all 6 of their games on the road. Oklahoma State went 6-5-1 ATS this season, but the bettors made money on this team by playing the OVER, with 9 of their 12 games going that route.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Average Score For: 46.25
  • Total Yards: 575.66
  • Rush Yards: 183.33
  • Passing Yards: 392.33
Defense
  • Average Score Against: 30.08
  • Total Yards: 400.25
  • Rush Yards: 131.75
  • Passing Yards: 268.50

Latest Camping World Bowl Betting Trends

  • Virginia Tech is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech’s last 5 games
  • Oklahoma State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oklahoma State is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oklahoma State’s last 5 games

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

As good as the Hokies defense is, they are going to have an incredibly tough time slowing down the Cowboys offense. I like Oklahoma State to win and cover, and I also like the OVER in this one.Score: Virginia Tech Hokies 30 – Oklahoma State Cowboys 35
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