Arkansas vs. Virginia Tech Bowl Game Point Spread Pick: December 29th 2016
Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Virginia Tech Hokies
Bowl Game Spread Pick: Arkansas +7 points (December 29th 2016)
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Arkansas was an inconsistent team this year, but it appears they are ready for this Bowl Game on Thursday. The Razorbacks said their senior linebacker, Dre Greenlaw, is going to be available. Greenlaw was their best linebacker before getting injured early in the season. Also, 5th year senior running back, Kody Walker, appears he is going to play. These guys are added bonuses, but it also tells me the team wants to win this game.
Arkansas has developed a nice passing game this year and they have the receivers to break away from the Hokies secondary. Arkansas still does a great job of taking time off the clock, ranking 2nd in time of possession this year and can keep the ball away from the Virginia Tech offense.
Arkansas hasn’t lost two consecutive games this year. They are coming off a season ending loss at Missouri. They have been able to rebound off a loss every time and I think they can do it again here. Arkansas has won their last 3 bowl games. Virginia Tech lost their bowl game last year as a favorite against Tulsa. Virginia Tech also might not be as excited for this game after losing the ACC Championship game to Clemson.
Arkansas’s defense is down a bit this year, but they have talented defensive players with a lot of experience. I think they are better than what the statistics show this year and it will show in this game. The Hogs have their work cut out containing Hokies quarterback Jerod Evans, but I think this game comes down to the wire, decided by 3-4 points. (1* Arkansas) – Brandon Shively