It’s North Carolina State vs. West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl, which ironically is from Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando. Here is the official betting preview.
WVU is laying 2.5 or three-points, so bettors need to check out various sportsbooks for the best lines. The total is 49, pretty much across the board.
NC State is 8-4 straight up and 9-3 to the number, while the Mountaineers are 9-3 s and 7-5 against the spread.
The Wolfpack get 3.5 yards per rush to teams that normally allow 3.9, 6.8 yards per pass to 6.9, but thanks to special teams, they have a little more competitive 5.3 yards per play to 5.3.
NC State is outstanding to the run, holding teams to a full yard below their normal average, though they allow .3 more yards per pass. Overall, they allow 5.3 yards per play versus squads that earn 5.5.
West Virginia gets 3.9 yards per rush against squads that normally accumulate 4.0, an excellent 7.5 yards per pass to 6.7, and 5.4 yards per play to 5.2.
Their defense is nothing short of remarkable allowing 2.7 yards per rush to teams normally getting 3.8, 5.7 yards per pass to 6.5 and 4.2 yards per play to 5.0.
Spread betting trends (all records are against the spread): Wolfpack are 21-8 as an underdog and 21-8 on grass. WVU is 4-12 to ACC, 7-1 to teams with a winning record.
Over/under trends: West Virginia has gone over 5-1 in the bowls.
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