The Independence Bowl has a rich history of big-time programs playing in high-quality games, a tradition only further solidified by the game having SEC and ACC tie-ins over the past three years. This year it will be the it’ll be a clash of contrasts in Shreveport as the Virginia Tech Hokies (6-6) and the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-6) meet in the final game of Frank Beamer’s illustrious coaching career.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Independence Bowl Line Ft. Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Virginia Tech Hokies
The college football bowl season betting line favors Virginia Tech by almost two touchdowns to beat Tulsa. Tulsa started out as a +14 point dog, since then the betting line has shifted a half a point to 13.5. The total is high at 61.5. The game kicks-off on ESPN on Saturday December 26th from Independence Stadium in Shreveport, LA.
What: Camping World Independence Bowl
Who: Tulsa Golden Hurricanes (6-6) at Virginia Tech Hokies (6-6)
When: Saturday December 26, 2015
Kickoff: 5:55 PM ET
Where: Shreveport, LA
Stadium: Independence Stadium
Spread: Virginia Tech -13.5
Moneyline: Tulsa +415 vs Virginia Tech -525
Game Total: 66
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Tulsa vs Hokies
You Should Bet The Tulsa Golden Hurricane Line At +13.5 In The Independence Bowl Because…
Tulsa’s offense was close to unstoppable during the regular season. The Golden Hurricane scored 40 points or more in 6 out of their 12 regular season games. Tulsa scored 30 points or more in 3 out of the remaining 6 games during the regular season. Tulsa’s offense averages 502.8 yards per game. The only times that Tulsa didn’t score 30 or more in a game was in a 24 to 38 loss to Houston, a 17 to 30 loss to East Carolina and a 21 to 44 loss to Navy.
You Should Bet The Virginia Tech Hokies Line At -13.5 In The Independence Bowl Because…
The Hokies’ defense really came on in the final 4 games of the season. Virginia Tech’s defense shut down Boston College, Georgia Tech and Virginia and almost shut down North Carolina in the final 4 games of the season. The Hokies beat BC 26 to 10. They took down Georgia Tech 23 to 21 and they beat Virginia 23 to 20. The lone loss was a 27 to 30 game at the hands of North Carolina on Nov. 21.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Virginia Tech’s defense is playing at too high of a level for Tulsa’s offense to have much success. The Hokies have the added desire to end Coach Frank Beamer’s long run on a high note. What better way to do it than to win a bowl game? Expect Virginia Tech to have everything go their way in this. They should easily beat the spread in a blowout win.
My final score prediction is Virginia Tech 41, Tulsa 21.