John Martin was a top five football handicapper this season and with his bowl picks he is picking up right where he left off during the regular season. There are only a few young talents that have shown as much promise as Martin has at beating the bowl game odds. Let’s take a look at why he liked Vanderbilt over Boston College in the 2008 Music City Bowl:
3 Unit Sharp Play on Vanderbilt +4.5
I love Vanderbilt catching points with the home-field advantage Wednesday. This game is played in Nashville, Tennessee and the Commodores will bring plenty of fans with their campus not far from the site of this contest. Commodore country is hungry for a bowl win, as they finally ended their long bowl appearance drought by winning 6 games this season. Boston College had the better year, but I know they will not be up for this game. The Golden Eagles had high hopes of winning the ACC, but they lost to Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game and fell short of a BCS Bowl berth. So BC will be extremely let down to be playing in this Motor City Bowl, while Vanderbilt will relish the opportunity. The Eagles won’t even show up, and Vandy wins this game outright. Vanderbilt is 22-7 ATS in road games after playing their last game on the road since 1992. Cash in with the Commodores as the underdog.