NCAAF

Michigan State Spartans vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Michigan State
Spartans
6 - 6
Wake Forest
Demon Deacons
8 - 4
December 27, 2019, 3:20 PM EST
 | Yankee Stadium

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Michigan State
Spartans
6 - 6
Wake Forest
Demon Deacons
8 - 4
December 27, 2019, 3:20 PM EST
 | Yankee Stadium
  • Wake Forest has won three straight bowl games, all by eight points or less. The Demon Deacons find themselves 4.5-point underdogs against a Michigan State team that struggles to score and is 1-7 ATS in its last eight games, making them an intriguing play for bettors.

    Pinstripe Bowl Matchup Information
    • Spread: Michigan State -4.5
    • Total: 49
    • Date/Time: December 27, 3:20 p.m. ET
    • Location: Bronx, New York
    • Stadium: Yankee Stadium
    • TV Coverage: ESPN
    • Michigan State vs Wake Forest Matchup Report & Updated Odds

    Pinstripe Bowl Odds Analysis

    The Big Ten was a much better conference overall than the ACC this season and the conference has also won four of the last five Pinstripe Bowls, so despite the weaker record the Spartans are 4.5-point favorites over Wake Forest. The total sits at 49, as MSU has struggled offensively this entire season, while Wake Forest has one of the ACC’s top offensive units … but struggled offensively in the last third of the season.

    Michigan State News & Notes

    It’s been a disappointing season for the Spartans, but even at 6-6 they were able to qualify for their 11th bowl game appearance in 12 years under coach Mark Dantonio.

    The problem for Michigan State this year, as it’s been the past few seasons, has been a lack of offense. The Spartans had the third-worst offense in the Big Ten this season, after having the second-worst offense in the conference last year.

    It’s no surprise then that the total has gone UNDER in 15 of Michigan State’s last 20 games overall. While the Spartans do enter the Pinstripe Bowl having won two straight games, those were against two of the three worst teams in the conference. They had lost three straight prior to those wins and have covered the spread just once in their last eight games, so they aren’t entering the game on a particularly high note.

    Wake Forest News & Notes

    There are few teams that rely on one player so much offensively as Wake Forest does with junior quarterback Jamie Newman. He threw for 23 touchdowns on the season, third in the ACC, while his 487 rushing yards was just 69 yards short of the team lead and he led the team with six rushing touchdowns.

    He’s been in a bit of a slump lately, failing to top 71 passing yards twice in his last three games, as Wake Forest enters the Pinstripe Bowl having lost three of its last four.

    What the Demon Deacons do have on their side is the knowledge that they can be a great team — they have the second-best offense in the ACC and were ranked as high as 19th in the country this season — and they’ve won a bowl game in each of the last three seasons.

    Betting Pick: Wake Forest +4.5

    The Demon Deacons may be coming in on a slump, but they’re a better team overall and it’s hard to not like them when spotted 4.5 points.

    Shark Bites
    • Michigan State is 5-2 SU and ATS in its last 7 playoff games.
    • Wake Forest is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 playoff games as an underdog.
    • Wake Forest is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games vs a Big Ten opponent.

Odds

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Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-3
-110
-172
o50
-110
+3
-110
+158
u50
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-4
-104
-163
o51.5
-110
+4
-116
+143
u51.5
-110

Edge Finder

24.42
Total Score
36.08
236.58
Passing Yards
301.85
113.00
Rushing Yards
131.08
26:13
Time on Field
28:32
64.50
Number of Plays
75.23
5.47
Yards Per Play
5.89
24.42
Total Score
36.08
5.17
First Quarter
7.15
6.75
Second Quarter
11.69
6.33
Third Quarter
9.31
5.08
Fourth Quarter
7.38
236.58
Passing Yards
301.85
34.42
Pass Attempts
36.38
21.50
Pass Completions
23.23
1.50
Sacks
3.00
11.58
Sack Yards
17.15
11.00
Yards Per Pass
12.99
113.00
Rushing Yards
131.08
30.08
Rush Attempts
38.85
3.76
Yards Per Rush
3.37
1.00
Interceptions
1.00
1.00
Fumbles
1.00
0.33
Fumbles Lost
0.46
1.33
Total Turnovers
1.46
5.83
Penalties
4.77
54.92
Penalty Yards
40.15
26:13
Time on Field
28:32
64.50
Number of Plays
75.23
5.47
Yards Per Play
5.89
4.25
Punts
3.92
48.85
Punt Average
39.00
51.17
Return Yards
41.00

Head To Head

MICHST
Stat Type WAKE
0-0
Record
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0.00
Score
0.00
-
Rush Yds
-
-
Pass Attempts
-
-
Completion %
-
0.00
Passing Yds
0.00
0
Total Yds
0
-
Turnovers
-
MICHST
Stat Type WAKE
0-0
Record
0-0
0-0
ATS
0-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0.00
Score
0.00
-
Rush Yds
-
-
Pass Attempts
-
-
Completion %
-
0.00
Passing Yds
0.00
0
Total Yds
0
-
Turnovers
-

Team Records

MICHST
Record WAKE
6-6
All
8-4
4-2
Home
5-1
2-3
Away
2-2
0-1
Neutral Site
1-1
3-9
ATS
5-6-1
1-5
ATS Home
4-2
2-3
ATS Away
0-3-1
0-1
ATS Neutral Site
1-1
5-7
O/U
5-7
2-4
O/U Home
3-3
2-3
O/U Away
2-2
1-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-2
MICHST
Record WAKE
4-5
All
5-4
2-1
Home
3-1
2-3
Away
1-2
0-1
Neutral Site
1-1
2-7
ATS
4-5
0-3
ATS Home
3-1
2-3
ATS Away
0-3
0-1
ATS Neutral Site
1-1
4-5
O/U
3-6
1-2
O/U Home
2-2
2-3
O/U Away
1-2
1-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-2
MICHST
Record WAKE
4-6
All
6-4
2-2
Home
4-1
2-3
Away
1-2
0-1
Neutral Site
1-1
2-8
ATS
5-5
0-4
ATS Home
4-1
2-3
ATS Away
0-3
0-1
ATS Neutral Site
1-1
4-6
O/U
3-7
1-3
O/U Home
2-3
2-3
O/U Away
1-2
1-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-2

Gametime Weather

2:20pm Cloudy
12ºC / 53ºF
67% Humidity
15% Precipitation
99% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type N/A
Field Image
Arrow Image 8
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 30, 2019MARYL19-16W-21.5/47.5-L/U88342430164152316-1
Nov 23, 2019RUTGER27-0W-21.5/43.5-W/U1562393958357140-1
Nov 16, 2019MICH10-44L+13.5/43.5-L/O54166220833844671
Nov 9, 2019ILLINO34-37L-15.5/47-L/O275251526363694052
Oct 26, 2019PENNST7-28L+5.5/42-L/U831822651131893023
Oct 12, 2019WISCSN0-38L+8/40.5-L/U301191492221804022
Oct 5, 2019OHIOST10-34L+20/51-L/U672182853232065291
Sep 28, 2019INDIAN40-31W-14/43.5-L/O14230044270286356-1
Sep 21, 2019NWESTN31-10W-7.5/35-W/O109228337139126265-2
Sep 14, 2019ARIZST7-10L-15.5/42-L/U113291404761402161
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 30, 2019SYRACU30-39L-6.5/68-L/O1514215721802614412
Nov 23, 2019DUKE39-27W-6.5/50-W/O334284618127163290-3
Nov 16, 2019CLEM3-52L+34.5/59-L/U64411051683485161
Nov 9, 2019VTECH17-36L-2.5/61-L/U632383012282424700
Nov 2, 2019NCSU44-10W-8/60.5-W/U123295418116149265-3
Oct 19, 2019FLAST22-20W+3/68.5-W/U116308424169280449-2
Oct 12, 2019LOUISV59-62L-7/65-L/O2454236682252955201
Sep 28, 2019BOST.C27-24W-5/69.5-L/U197243440252281533-2
Sep 21, 2019ELON49-7W-28/58.5-W/U21439360795881831
Sep 13, 2019UNC24-18W-3/65-W/U2222144361441893330
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