Virginia Cavaliers versus Auburn Tigers Peach Bowl Betting Preview

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The upstart 8-4 Virginia Cavaliers representing the ACC conference will battle the 7-5 Auburn Tigers out of the SEC conference in the Peach Bowl from college football to be played on New Years Eve.

The Cavaliers and Tigers meet from the Georgia Dome Saturday night at 7:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN is providing the national television broadcast.

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Currently at Oddsmaker it’s the SEC conference club the Auburn Tigers lined as a -3 point favorite with a total of 48 ½ points.

A money line bet on the favored Auburn Tigers will return -150 odds.

Those bettors out there who think that Virginia can topple the Tigers straight up can receive +130 odds on the money line.

It was a nice turnaround for Virginia head coach Mike London in his second year with the club. He turned around a 4-8 Cavaliers team in 2010 to an 8-4 club this season.

Virginia had help with eight starters back on offense and ten on the defensive side of the ball.

The Cavaliers enter their first bowl game since the 2007 Gator bowl with wins in four of their past five games with road victories at Miami and Florida St in that mix.

Sophomore quarterback Michael Rocco hit on 60.3% of his passes with 11 touchdowns and 11 picks.

The team was rock solid rushing the football with backs Perry Jones carrying a 5 yards a carry average, Kevin Parks a 4.7 yards a carry average and Clifton Richardson a 5 yards per rush average.

The defense really went south in 2011 for the Auburn Tigers.

The Tigers were 81st in all of college football allowing 29.3 points a game and 98th against the run as opponents run for 194 yards against them and 4.7 yards rushing against average.

Auburn’s notable wins came against Florida and South Carolina this season. They dropped a 38-24 road decision to the Clemson Tigers from the ACC conference.

The team is on a pattern of winning after losing and vice versa since October 1st.

Sophomore quarterback Clint Moseley completed 62.5% of his passes with five touchdowns and three interceptions.

Auburn got good run production from running backs Michael Dyer with 1242 yards and 5.1 yards a carry and Onterrio McCalebb with 5.2 yards per rush.

The Virginia Cavaliers behind their good run defense has trended to the under in 12 of their past 14 games.

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