Music City Bowl Odds
Vanderbilt is 8-4 on the season and 8-4 against the spread while N.C. State is 7-5 overall 5-6-1 against the spread. The Wolfpack have hit the under 7 times this season while Vandy has hit it 6 times. These two have no recent meetings.
Trends show that N.C. State is 4-0-1 against the spread in its last 5 bowl games and 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games at a neutral site. Vanderbilt is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 non-conference games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after a win.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Vanderbilt is the favorite in this game, as the Commodores have odds of -7 points against North Carolina State. The over/under total has been set at 52 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this bowl game had Vanderbilt favored by 5.5 points. That was the lowest the spread was all week, with it closing at a peak of Vandy -7.
Vanderbilt is coming off a 55-21 win over Wake Forest to end the regular season on a six-game winning streak. Only two of those four wins came by single digits, as the Commodores had a strong finish to the season, and ended up 5-3 in SEC play. The defense was the main story for Vanderbilt all season, as the Commodores allowed just 18.3 points per game. Offensive, Vandy averaged 29.3 points per contest. The team has been led by receiver Jordan Matthews, who has caught 87 passes for 1,262 yards and seven touchdowns.
N.C. State closed the season on a 27-10 win over Boston College, but the Wolfpack went just 2-3 over their final five games and finished 4-4 in the ACC. The offense averaged 28.4 points per game this season while the defense allowed just 24.6 points per contest. The team is being led by quarterback Mike Glennon, who has thrown for 3,648 yards and 30 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Vanderbilt center Spencer Pulley is out with an undisclosed injury. N.C. State has no injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this bowl game are backing Vanderbilt. The Commodores are getting 59% of the wagers with odds of -7 points against N.C. State on Monday afternoon.