East’s 2009 Orange Bowl Picks

Don’t just look at sides when you go over the bowl game odds, you have to also break down totals to see if there is any value in that number.  Another prime example of how to do that was Mr. East last night taking the UNDER in the Orange Bowl.  Check out how he broke down the game and figured out another easy winner for the clients of his bowl picks:

Was waiting for this one to cross a key number before getting it locked in. I anticipated the public to bet this one up, as has been their propensity for years. This is a Cincinnati team that held 11 of 13 opponents under 24 points, and the only 2 going over that number was Oklahoma, and Connecticut. Connecticut converted most of those points on a bad day for the Cincinnati offense, that fumbled 6 times, losing 3 of them, and having 3 INT’s. The Hokie defense has been on the improve all season, and has long been the calling card for Frank Beamer coached teams. The Hokies have allowed just 4 TD’s in their last 5 games, while their offense has managed just 8. The Hokies have held 9 opponents to 17 or less, despite a schedule that included 9 Bowl teams. Both these teams bring top defenses, with lackluster offenses, and I like this one to go under the total.