Michigan State vs. Wake Forest 2019 Pinstripe Bowl Betting
The best sportsbooks for US players favor the Michigan State Spartans by 4 points over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, as the spread goes for the 2019 Pinstripe Bowl on December 27, with kickoff scheduled for 3:20 p.m. EST, at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York.
Michigan State vs. Wake Forest 2019 Pinstripe Bowl Odds by Xbet.ag
|Michigan State||-4 (-110)||50½ (-110)||-185|
|Wake Forest||+4 (-110)||50½ (-110)||+160|
Betting Michigan State Spartans
The Spartans finished the regular season with 6-6 record (4-5 in the Big Ten). Additionally, according to the best online sportsbooks, MSU went 3-9 against the spread. Starting QB Brian Lewerke is 234 of 399 (58.6%) for 2,759 yards with 16 TDs, 12 picks, and 17 sacks. Wide receiver Cody White has 58 receptions for 825 yards and five TDs.
Running back Elijah Collins has rushed for 892 yards and five TDs on 201 carries. The Spartans rank 116th in rushing yards per game with 123.0. And 101st in total yards (361.5 per game). MSU’s 107th-ranked scoring offense (22.0 ppg) has not broken the 30-point mark in a game since Nov. 9.
Defensive end Kenny Willekes has nine sacks, linebacker Antjuan Simmons has 81 tackles, and cornerback Josiah Scott has three interceptions. Michigan State has the 18th-best total defense (319.2 ypg) and the 14th-best run defense (108.6 ypg). The Spartans’ tied-for-35th scoring defense (22.7 ppg) allowed just 16 total points in the last two games of the season. Including a shutout of Rutgers.
MSU is, per the best sportsbooks for US players, 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games. 5-2 ATS in their last seven bowl games. And 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games in December.
“Part of bowl preparation and even the game is about looking to the future. Michigan State will have plenty of holes to fill next season – primarily on the defensive side of the ball – and young players get far more opportunity in bowl practice to prove they’re ready for a larger role,” reports The Detroit News.
Betting Wake Forest Demon Deacons
The Deacons wrapped the regular season with an 8-4 record (4-4 in ACC play). Furthermore, WFU’s ATS record was 5-6-1, as recorded by the best sportsbooks for US players. Starting QB Jamie Newman is 208 of 334 (62.3%) for 2,693 yards with 23 TDs, 10 picks and 18 sacks. Wide receiver Sage Surratt has 66 catches for 1,001 yards and 11 TDs. Wake Forest passes for 297.8 yards per game, which ranks 18th in the country. Running back Cade Carney has 556 yards and five TDs on 143 carries.
That’s part of a total offense that averages 473.4 yards per game (12th). The Deacons score 32.8 points per game (39th).
Carlos ‘The Bashman’ Basham has 10 sacks, linebacker Ryan Smenda has 72 tackles, and defensive back Amari Henderson has four interceptions. WFU allows 409.8 total yards per game (80th), including 247.2 through the air (97th). Wake Forest allows 29.3 points per game (78th) but conceded 154 combined points in the last four games of the season.
“We’re playing up-tempo offenses all the time, so we understand how to play against [Wake Forest’s],” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. “But you just don’t know until you play them how fast they’re coming. I’ve heard that they’re as fast as anybody in the country so we’re practicing (snaps) every 12 seconds, 10 seconds, that type of thing. The ability to focus in that amount of time, focus and bend your knees, is I think paramount to your success in these things.”
Michigan State vs. Wake Forest 2019 Pinstripe Bowl Pick
MSU had a tough stretch toward the end of the season. But managed to right the ship in time to win the two games they needed to be eligible for a bowl game. WFU became too unreliable during the second half of the season. Take the Spartans and the points.