West Virginia meet Syracuse in Camping World Bowl Betting Action

West Virginia was one of the most exciting offensive teams in all of college football this year.  Extending that was the play of quarterback Will Grier.  Grier threw for 3864 yards and 37 touchdown passes.  As a result, the Mounties were a popular betting on NCAA Football pick.  Not to mention profitable as well.  And West Virginia had a shot at the Big 12 title on the final day of the regular season.  Since their loss to Oklahoma the Mountaineers have learned that Grier is no longer with them.  He is skipping their bowl to prepare for the NFL draft.

Camping World Bowl

West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Syracuse Orange

Date and Time:  Friday December 28, 2018, 5:15 p.m. ET

Location:  Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

Betting on NCAA Football Odds at SBG:

Syracuse+1½ (-110)67 (-110)
West Virginia-1½ (-110)67 (-110)
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West Virginia vs. Syracuse TV Coverage: ESPN

West Virginia Mountaineers

Late on West Virginia lost betting on NCAA Football value to end the season. The Mounties covered the spread in just two of their last seven games.   Overall Dana Holgorsen’s team finished 8-3 straight up, 6-3-2 vs. the odds, and 7-4 over the total.  Last time out was a crushing 59-56 home loss to Oklahoma which cost the Mounties a bid in the Big 12 championship game.  If was the fifth consecutive game that went over the total for WVU.   As a consequence, West Virginia ranked ninth in the nation for scoring offense but 74th for total defense.

Syracuse Orange

On the whole few programs have shown more impressive improvement than the Syracuse Orange.  In this third year on the job Dino Babers has broken through after 4-8 campaigns in his first two seasons.  Indeed, Babers has Syracuse ranked for the first time since 2001.  Additionally, the Orange are bowling for the first time since 2013.  As a result of this improvement Babers got a raise and extension to keep him at Syracuse for years to come.  Syracuse has an offshore bookmaker. Record of 9-3 straight up, 8-3-1 vs. the odds, and 7-5 over the total.

Stats to Consider

To be exact the most impressive Syracuse performance of the season was a loss.  More emphatically their 27-23 defeat at Clemson showed that the Orange can go toe-to-toe with the best in the nation.

Team vs. Team

West Virginia has been an unreliable betting value as a road favorite.  For example, the Mountaineers have covered just three of their last nine games in that role.  Six of their last eight in that situation have gone over the total.  Conversely Syracuse has been an effective away dog for a good amount of time.  The Orange have come away with the cash in 10 of their last 14 as a road pup.  Five of their last seven in that role have gone under the total.

Matchup to Watch

Syracuse will have a huge betting on NCAA Football matchup advantage at quarterback.  While Grier is absent Eric Dungey will pilot the Orange.  Dungey finished with 2565 yards passing, 17 touchdown passes, 732 yards rushing, and 15 rushing touchdowns.  Of great concern for the Mounties is their leaky defense combined with playing a backup at quarterback.

Camping World Bowl Betting on NCAA Football Picks

To sum up the wrong team is favored in this one!

Camping World Betting on NCAA Football Pick: Syracuse Orange

Camping World Betting on NCAA Football Score Prediction: Syracuse 38, West Virginia 31

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