Chick-Fil-A Bowl: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies 12-31-09

December 31, 2009

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The Tennessee Volunteers and the Virginia Tech Hokies will both be gunning for a victory when they meet at Georgia Dome in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl.

Oddsmakers currently have the Hokies listed as 5½-point favorites versus the Volunteers, while the game’s total is sitting at 49.

Montario Hardesty rushed for the winning touchdown in overtime as Tennessee defeated Kentucky 30-24 in Week 13. Tennessee covered the 3-point spread, and the 54 points made it OVER the posted total of 50.5.

Hardesty finished with 180 yards and three touchdowns in that victory.

Virginia Tech unleashed a 42-13 beating on rival Virginia at Scott Stadium in Week 13.

Virginia Tech covered as a 14-point road underdog, while the final score played OVER the 44-point total.

Team records:
Tennessee: 7-5 SU, 7-5 ATS
Virginia Tech: 9-3 SU, 7-5 ATS

Tennessee most recently:
When playing in December are 3-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

Virginia Tech most recently:
When playing in December are 5-5
When playing on turf are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee’s last 5 games
Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tennessee is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tennessee’s last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech’s last 6 games
Virginia Tech is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Virginia Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games

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