2010 Orange Bowl Odds: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Picks

Vernon CroyCorrespondent IJanuary 5, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 13:  A cheerleader from the Iowa Hawkeyes supports her team against the Michigan Wolverines during the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 13, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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2010 Orange Bowl Odds: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Picks

This year the Orange Bowl features two very strong teams in the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. They come into the Bowl game on Tuesday January 5th ranked #10 and #9 respectively. The Yellow Jackets come into the game with an 11-2 record while the Hawkeyes come in with a 10-2 record. Both teams overachieved from what they were expected to do when the season started and the Oddsmakers have Hawkeyes as 3.5 point underdogs in this Bowl game. They both played great over the course of the year and now find themselves in the Orange Bowl. So what should we expect out of these two teams as far as free bowl game picks go? Here are a few things to watch out for.

The big matchup in this one will be how the Hawkeyes defend the Georgia Tech offense. Georgia Tech runs the triple option offense, which not a lot of other teams run. This fact and the unorthodox nature of the offense makes it very tough to defend. You can see how hard it is to defend when you see that Georgia Tech averaged over 300 yards per game rushing this year. That is a pretty astounding number when you think about it, and the Hawkeyes defense will have their hands full with it. You can bet the Yellow Jackets -3.5 at BetUs.com and enjoy a special 100% deposit bonus up to $500 which is basically free money.

For the Hawkeyes, they are trying to overcome injuries to key players in time for the bowl game. Quarterback Ricky Stanzi was injured during the year and missed the last two games. He underwent surgery on his ankle and appears like he will be ready to play in the game. His presence back in the huddle will mean a lot to the Hawkeyes that did not really look the same without him.

Check out the 2010 Orange Bowl Odds and our Experts Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Picks to gain insight on the winning side Tuesday night.