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Vandy Has a Great Track Record in Bowl Games

The 2015 Independence Bowl was one of the most exciting offensive games of the season, which means North Carolina State and Vanderbilt will have a tough act to follow after Virginia Tech edged Tulsa 55-52 last year.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in Vanderbilt's last four games against the Atlantic Coast.
  • North Carolina State is 2-7 SU in its last nine games after a win.
  • North Carolina State is 0-5 SU and ATS in its last five games against the Southeast.

Vanderbilt has traditionally been a fantastic bet in bowl games. The Commodores are 3-1 SU and ATS in their past four bowl games.

UNDER bettors who have been tailing N.C. State will likely continue that trend on December 26. The UNDER has gone 5-0 in the Wolfpack’s last five tilts. The OVER/UNDER went 4-7-1 in the Wolfpack’s 12 regular season games.

The Independence Bowl is one of just three bowl games happening on the day after Christmas, and it’s the only one happening during the evening hours. It’s going to be the last contest before the country’s top bowls start up a few days afterward.

NC State Wolfpack vs Vanderbilt Commodores Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Vanderbilt Commodores sport a record of 5-6 and 6-5 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the NC State Wolfpack sit at 6-6 and 8-4 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 5-6 for the Commodores and 4-7-1 for the Wolfpack. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Vanderbilt vs NC State injuries news.

The game pits the Vanderbilt Commodores, currently No. 66 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the NC State Wolfpack, who rate No. 63 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Vanderbilt's No. 109-ranked offense, averaging 23.5 PPG, against a NC State defense that ranks No. 33 this week at 23.25 PPG. The Vanderbilt aerial game is averaging 194 yards per game, less than the NC State Wolfpack secondary allows through the air, 251.33 YPG per game.

Defensively, the NC State Wolfpack feature the league's No. 11-rated road run defense, allowing 117.8 yards per game. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, ranks No. 41 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Matt Dayes went over the 100-yard mark (104) in his team's latest effort as NC State defeated North Carolina by a score of 28-21 on Friday.

Kyle Shurmur led the way last time out for the Commodores, connecting for 416 passing yards and a 45-34 victory over the Volunteers at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • North Carolina State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • North Carolina State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina State's last 5 games
  • Vanderbilt is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Vanderbilt is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Vanderbilt's last 25 games