Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Texas Longhorns: Betting Preview

December 26, 2008 - The (10-2) No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes Vs (11-1) No. 3 Texas Longhorns will play in the Fiesta Bowl on January 5, 2009 8 PM EST University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ and be seen on FOX. US sports betting sites have the Texas Longhorns -8 point spread favorites over the Ohio State Buckeyes with the Over/Under Total at 53 points. Heavy betting in early action by OHST fans as the line has moved from opening +10.5 to current +8 Ohio State. The Under Total has been the play by wiseguys driving O/U Total from 54 to 53.

Plenty of offensive talent will be on display from the Texas Longhorns team that was ranked 9th in total offense 487.6 total yards per game and 5th in points scored at 43.9 points per game. Colt McCoy was a Heisman finalist with one of the best Longhorns QB seasons ever at 3,445 yards. 32TDs and incredible 77.6 passing completion rate. The Buckeyes will be looking to play big on the national stage after losing big the last 2 years in the BCS title game 41-14 to Florid and 38-24 to LSU. Ohio State true freshman QB Terrelle Pryor will be making his first Bowl appearance after leading the Buckeyes to an 8-1 finish. Both team finished in the top 20 in defense with Texas giving up 1836 points per game and Ohio Sate 13.1 points. Colt McCoy will go up against one of the nation's top pass defense with the Buckeyes ranking 6th allowing 16.3 passing yards per game.

NFL scouts will looking all over the Fiesta Bowl keeping a close eye on QB Colt McCoy, QB Terelle Pryor, RB Chris "Beanie" Wells, LB James Laurinaitis, WR Jordan Shipley and WR Quan Cosby. Ohio State Buckeyes and Texas Longhorns team prop bets and player bets will be available 24-48 hours prior to the Fiesta Bowl. Player proposition bets will be on key star players.

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Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Texas Longhorns - Point Spread Bet Odds

Ohio State Buckeyes + 8 -110 Texas Longhorns - 8 -110

Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Texas Longhorns - Moneyline Bet Odds

Ohio State Buckeyes + 270 Texas Longhorns - 330

Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Texas Longhorns - Total Points Bet Odds

Over 53 Under 53

Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Texas Longhorns - Team Total Points Bet Odds

Ohio State Buckeyes 21 1/2 Texas Longhorns 30 1/2

Fiesta Bowl - Ohio State Buckeyes Vs Texas Longhorns - BET PICK/Prediction

TAKE Texas Longhorns -8 Pryor might have led the Buckeyes to an 8-1 finish but none of the teams had an offense as good as Texas. Pryor will force things when Texas consistently scores leading to big TOs in the Fiesta Bowl. A lot of sharps and public on Ohio State because it offers great line value when the line came out at +10 but take the Longhorns now at -8.

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