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Virginia Tech Opens as Favorites For Belk Bowl

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Virginia Tech nearly a touchdown favorite against the Razorbacks

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It’s officially bowl season people! Online bookmaker topbet has released odds on every bowl game, including the Belk Bowl. You can view all the odds for the rest of the games here. The opening spread is no real surprise, as Arkansas has had an up and down season to say the very least. The Razorbacks enter the Belk Bowl with a 7-5 record, and had a tough loss against Missouri to finish the season. Arkansas had its sights set on a bigger bowl, but the Tigers doomed that after the upset.

The Razorbacks finished 5th in the S.E.C. West, which was down collectively. Coach Brett Bielema is gunning for his third straight bowl win at Arkansas. Last year the Razorbacks defeated Kansas State in the Liberty Bowl. Arkansas is a bit of a Jeckyll and Hyde team, much like the Hokies they will face in Charlotte. Arkansas absolutely destroyed Florida, 31-10. Florida was in the S.E.C. title game. Auburn beat Arkansas, 56-3, and it really wasn’t that close. Virginia Tech went on the road and beat Notre Dame, and lost to Georgia Tech 30-20. Which version of the two teams will show up? Vegas seems to think the “good” version of the Hokies.

Best wins for Virginia Tech: Notre Dame, North Carolina, Miami. Worst losses for Virginia Tech: Syracuse, Georgia Tech, Tennessee.

Best wins for Arkansas: Florida, Ole Miss, Mississippi State. Worst losses for Arkansas: Auburn, L.S.U., Mizzou.

We will continue to update the odds if they change.