Another 2015-16 NCAA Football Bowl Season Game preceding the New Years Eve Playoff Bowls we have the Belk Bowl with the 7-5 North Carolina State Wolfpack ( ACC-Atlantic) playing 8-4 Mississippi State Bulldogs (SEC-West) with the game being played at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina with the kick-off scheduled for 3:35 PM ET and seen on ESPN TV.
If you Bet on College football at SBG sportsbook the odds are favoring the Mississippi State Bulldogs favored at -6 with the Over/under for the game at 60 ½ and -235 on the Money Line, while the North Carolina State Wolfpack are the underdogs at +6 and +195 on the ML. Both teams come into this Bowl game with some difficult losses in their respective conferences, and both seek to end their season with a win in this Belk Bowl affair between the SEC and the ACC.
The fans of the 7-5 Wolfpack of NC State are looking that their teams ACC record which was 3 and 5, and with wins over easy teams like E. Kentucky, Old Dominion, Troy and S. Alabama they still got a Bowl bid, thus they must feel fortunate that this is their 2nd year straight in a Bowl game.
Just because they are fortunate to be in this Belk Bowl game, but luck won’t aid them in this game facing the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Wolfpack offense will be led by another dual threat QB in J. Brissett and comes to this Bowl game having passed for 19 touchdowns and 2450 yards with 4 intercepts, while rushing for 5 touchdowns and 305 yards to date. QB Brissetts’ favorite target is WR J. Samuels who has 7 touchdowns on just 600 reception yards, and he’s going against the Bulldog defense that in their ultimate 2 games have allowed some 40 points to date.
Defensively the Wolfpack must contain the NC State QB Prescott which is a big task, along with stopping him when running the ball and if they can accomplish that they have a chance to win this game.
Then if you like the 8-4 Mississippi State Bulldogs you know the last game for you QB D. Prescott did not fare well as they lost to arch state rival the Rebels of Ole Miss 38-27 in the famous Egg Bowl, and now the seek to end their season with a victory in the Belk Bowl against NC State on the 30th of December 2015.
The Bulldogs will be coming into this game with its high powered offense that ranks 16th while passing for some 312 yards each game and 43rd for scoring offense with 34 points each game. Yes their leader is star QB Prescott who has been accurate to date as he passed for 25 touchdowns and 3,415 passing yards with just 4 intercepts this season, and to top that off he rushed for 10 touchdowns on 542 rushing yards.
Those stats can be misleading as their QB is not able to do all alone, as in their Egg Bowl loss when the offensive line struggled and the Rebels of Ole Miss sacked QB Prescott some 7 times in that game. Plus during their last 4 games he has been sacked on 21 occasions. Thus, the Bulldogs in this game face the Wolfpack defense that has sacked the opponents QB’s some 31 times this season.
Putting their offense and QB Prescott aside, their defense could have an advantage even as they struggled as of late, since they rank 36th with allowing some 23 points a game for scoring defense in each game, and thus could make yardage a difficult task for the NC State offense.
The sports betting prediction for this Belk Bowl game is that the Bulldogs of Mississippi Stage prove to be a bit overpowering and beat the NC State Wolfpack 35-28 for the win.