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All the odds info you need for Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky in the Belk Bowl

The Hokies and Wildcats square off in the 2019 Belk Bowl. We break down some of the early odds.

Lynn Bowden Jr of the Kentucky Wildcats runs with the ball against the Louisville Cardinals at Commonwealth Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

In the first matchup of the final day of 2019, we’ve got the Belk Bowl between the Kentucky Wildcats and Virginia Tech Hokies.

Virginia Tech and Kentucky have very similar betting trends heading into this matchup. The Wildcats are 6-1 covering spreads in their last seven games, while the Hokies are 5-1 in their last six against the number. The point total has gone under for Kentucky in six of its last nine games, and Virginia Tech unders cashed in four of its last five games.

Kentucky quarterback Lynn Bowden declared for the NFL Draft but said he will be participating in the Belk Bowl. Bowl sitters are definitely something to keep an eye on at this point of the season when trying to analyze bowl game point spreads.

Television, Streaming options

Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN


Virginia Tech -3, 47

Initial Betting Analysis

This should be a tight matchup with no clear-cut favorite in my opinion, so giving the underdog Kentucky three points would be my initial thought. And while unders have consistently hit for both of these teams, I might consider going against that trend as both offenses have been able to put up some points late in the season with both teams averaging around 40 points in their last three games.

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