2012 Pinstripe Bowl Prediction
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, West Virginia is a 3.5-point favorite versus Syracuse, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 71.5 points. The Mountaineers finished the regular season at 7-5 and 4-5 in the Big 12, while the Orange went 7-5 overall and 5-2 in the Big East.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Mountaineers opened as 4-point favorites but the spread has been bet down a half point to 3.5. The total, meanwhile, opened at 68 but has jumped to 71.5.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 74% of College Football public bettors currently favor the Mountaineers. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided to get the most updated public betting numbers.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BOWL PICK: Take Syracuse. According to latest college football trends, the underdog is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings between these two teams, while Syracuse is 5-1 against the number in its last six games overall. The Mountaineers are also 1-4 ATS in their last five neutral site games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games versus a team with a winning record. West Virginia is explosive thanks to Geno Smith but Syracuse consistently found a way to cover in the second half of the regular season. The Orange covered in five of their last six games, including in three straight contests to end the season. Take the points in what should be a wild game in the snow.
2012 PINSTRIPE BOWL: SYRACUSE ORANGE +3.5