Widow’s 2008 Music City Bowl Picks

When it comes to beating the bowl game odds there are only a very few who can keep up with the pace set by Black Widow.  Last night one of his bowl picks was on Vanderbilt in the 2008 Music City Bowl, and once again his clients cashed a winning ticket.  Let’s see why he liked Vandy so much to beat BC:

4* on Vanderbilt +5

Vanderbilt has the home-field advantage here playing in Nashville, TN which is the home town of their campus.  With Vandy playing at home against a Boston College team in for a letdown, we’ll take the points in this Music City Bowl.  Boston College had their shot at a BCS game with a win over Virginia Tech in the ACC title game, but they were out-played badly in a 12-30 setback.  Now they have to play a Vanderbilt team in the Music City Bowl that won only 6 games this year, and there’s no chance in hell the Golden Eagles will be emotionally ready.  They go from a chance to play one of the best teams in the country, to playing a team that just won the minimum amount of games possible to become bowl eligible.  When you look at the numbers, Boston College is the better team.  But it’s the outside factors that will lead to a win for the Commodores here.  1.)  Home-Field.  2.)  Vandy wants to be here, while BC does not.  3.)  This is Vandy’s first bowl appearance in 26 years, so you can bet they’ll be extra hungry for a win.  These motivational factors are the sole reason why Vandy stays right with BC, winning outright in the end.  Vandy is 17-5 ATS (+11.5 Units) in road games after 2 or more consecutive losses against the spread since 1992.  Vandy is 12-3 ATS (+8.7 Units) in road games after failing to cover the spread in 3 out of their last 4 games since 1992.  After a tough finish to the season, Vandy can regroup and come out to play their best game of the season behind great support from their home fans.  Take Vanderbilt and the points.