New Era Pinstripe Bowl Odds


The Penn State Nittany Lions return to postseason play for the first time since 2012 to square off against the Boston College Eagles in this year’s New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

The Nittany Lions finished the regular season on a down note with back-to-back losses both straight-up and against the spread and the total has stayed UNDER in three of their last five games. Boston College went 2-2 SU in its last four games, but it built up a head of steam for bettors with a 3-1 record ATS in its last four games including a tight three-point loss to Florida State as a 16.5-point road underdog.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year’s bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes and Bodog today.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Saturday, December 27 @ 4:30pm ET
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

Team: Penn State Nittany Lions
Conference: Big Ten
Records: 6-6 SU, 5-7 ATS, 5-7 OU

Team: Boston College Eagles
Conference: ACC
Records: 7-5 SU, 8-4 ATS, 4-7-1 OU

Opening Spread/  Total (from 5Dimes)
Boston College -2.5 / 40

[ Pinstripe Bowl Matchup Stats | Penn State vs. Boston College Betting Preview ]

Pinstripe Bowl Betting Trends: Underdog covered past three Pinstripe Bowls (all UNDER plays) . . . BC is 1-7 ATS, 2-6 SU past eight bowl games . . . Penn State is 0-3-1 ATS past four bowl games.

Penn State appeared to run out of steam at the end of the regular season behind an offense that only managed to score a combined 24 points in setbacks to Illinois and Michigan State. On the year, the Lions averaged just 19.8 points a game, but a shutdown defense led the way by holding opponents to even fewer points (17.7). Penn State went an even 2-2 ATS as an underdog this year.

The Eagles also boasted a stout defense this season that was ranked 18th in the nation in points allowed (20.5). They were also slightly more dynamic on offense behind a power running game that averaged 251.8 rushing yards a game. Quarterback Tyler Murphy only threw for 1,526 yards and 11 scores, but he also led the team in rushing with 1,079 yards and 10 touchdowns on 170 carries. Boston College covered ATS in four of seven games as a favorite.

Pinstripe Bowl History (teams, score, spread, ATS winner, SU winner)

2010 Pinstripe Bowl Kansas State 34 Syracuse 36 0 SYRACU SYRACU
2011 Pinstripe Bowl Rutgers 27 Iowa State 13 -1.5 RUTGER RUTGER
2012 Pinstripe Bowl Syracuse 38 West Virginia 14 -3.5 SYRACU SYRACU
2013 Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame 29 Rutgers 16 +14.5 ND RUTGR
2014 Pinstripe Bowl Boston College   Penn State        



The Rutgers Scarlet Knights return to the Pinstripe Bowl for the second time in three years as they take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Rutgers defeated Iowa State 27-13 in the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl.

Notre Dame played Army in a regular-season game at Yankee Stadium in 2010, the first college football game at the new stadium.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year’s bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes and Bodog today.

Pinstripe Bowl
Saturday, December 28 @ 12:15pm ET
Yankee Stadium, New York, New York

Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Conference: Independent
Records: 8-4 SU, 5-6-1 ATS, 5-7 OU

Team: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Conference: American Athletic
Records: 6-6 SU, 4-8 ATS, 5-7 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish -15.5 / 52.5 Points

[Pinstripe Bowl Matchup Stats | Notre Dame vs. Rutgers Betting Preview]

Pinstripe Bowl Betting Trends: Rutgers won the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl and is 5-1-1 ATS in its last seven bowl game appearances . . . Notre Dame is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 bowl game appearances . . . The Irish are 16-6-3 in games at both Yankee Stadiums.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights’ return to the Pinstripe Bowl is overshadowed by the recent firing of the team’s defensive coordinator, QB coach, and offensive line coach following Rutgers’ 31-6 pounding of South Florida. Ironically, the win secured the Knights their bowl eligibility. The Knights had given up a combined 121 points in their three previous games to Cincinnati, Central Florida, and Connecticut. Indeed, Rutgers has struggled since starting the season 4-1. Since then, they have posted 2-5 records SU and ATS, and have only won once and covered once on the road. This season has been a letdown for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, after earning a berth in the BCS National Championship Game a year ago. The 8-4 Irish have yet to find consistency, losing two of their last three SU while posting a mediocre 5-6-1 season record. The UNDER is 3-0 in each teams’ last three games.


A strong OVER wager during the regular season, the Syracuse Orange could have the fans on their side in the Bronx on December 29 as they take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

For updated lines and totals on all of this year’s bowl games head over to the college football betting boards at 5Dimes, Bodog, and BetOnline today.

Pinstripe Bowl
Saturday, December 29 @ 3:15pm ET
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

Team: West Virginia Mountaineers
Conference: Big 12
Records: 7-5 SU, 5-7 ATS, 6-5 OU

Team: Syracuse Orange
Conference: Big East
Records: 7-5 SU, 6-6 ATS, 8-3 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from BetOnline)
West Virginia -3.5 / 68 Points

[Pinstripe Bowl Bowl Matchup Stats]

Pinstripe Bowl Betting Trends: Big East 2-0 SU and ATS vs Big 12 in bowl history so far . . . Syracuse is 3-1 ATS in past four bowl games.


Rutgers enters this year’s Pinstripe Bowl having won in each of its last four bowl appearances and going 3-0-1 ATS over that four-game span.

They face an Iowa State team that pulled off some huge upsets during 2011 and covered numerous big spreads.

For lines and totals on all of this year’s bowl games head over to the college football betting board at 5Dimes today.

Pinstripe Bowl
Friday, December 30 @ 3:20pm ET
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

Team: Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Conference: Big East
Records: 8-4 SU, 8-4 ATS, 3-9 OU

Team: Iowa State Cyclones
Conference: Big 12
Records: 6-6 SU, 7-5 ATS, 5-7 OU

Spread / Total (from Bodog)
Rutgers -1.5 / 44.5 Points

[Pinstripe Bowl Matchup Stats]

Both the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Iowa State Cyclones failed to earn bowl eligibility last season, but both return to bowling in this year’s Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Yankee Stadium is less than 50 miles away from Rutgers’ campus.

Rutgers had a solid year from start to finish with an 8-4 record both SU and ATS. The Scarlet Knights were 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS as a favorite during the regular season. Iowa State was 7-3 ATS as an underdog though including four outright upsets; none bigger of course than the upset win over Oklahoma State as a 27-point home underdog.

Gary Nova and Chas Dodd split playing time throughout the year at quarterback, but Dodd has been named the starter for the Pinstripe Bowl. Dodd had 1,398 yards and nine touchdowns with seven interceptions this season.


Many sportsbooks believe the Pinstripe Bowl will be one of the closest, as college football betting oddsmakers see this game as a pick’em between the evenly-matched teams of the Syracuse Orange and the Kansas State Wildcats.

Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Thursday, December 30 @ 3:30pm ET

Team: Kansas State Wildcats
Conference: Big 12 Conference
Records: 7-5 SU, 6-5 ATS, 8-3 OU

Team: Syracuse Orange
Conference: Big East Conference
Records: 7-5 SU, 5-5 ATS, 3-7 OU

Spread / Total (from Bodog)
Pick’em / 47.5 Points

[Pinstripe Bowl Matchup Stats]

The Syracuse Orange will be at least sentimental favorites in college football betting with 24 players from the state when they take on Kansas State in a game so close to home.

With not much to decide between the two teams, it could be the winning history of Syracuse (12-9-1) in bowl games that gives them the slight edge in NCAAF odds.

Delone Carter is going to suit up for the Orange, and that locker room can breathe a sigh of relief. Carter was third in the Big East with 1,035 rushing yards and seven touchdowns – and is a pivotal reason for the Orange attending their first bowl game in six years.

ADVERTISEMENT: Not sure who to pick in this tight matchup? Why not use $25 free to make a bowl bet? Check out Bodog for their free bowl bet offer which runs through the BCS title game!

Against a Big 12-worst 229.1 yards rushing allowed by Kansas State, it could provide an element for bettors to consider in the tight Pinstripe Bowl odds.

Kansas State finished in the middle of the Big 12, and will be attending its first bowl game since 2006. They are 6-7 overall in bowl games.

The Wildcats will rely on running back Daniel Thomas, a senior who ran for 1,495 yards – good enough for second in the conference – while tying for the Big 12 lead in touchdowns with 16.

If Thomas can run for at least 90 yards he gives Kansas State a chance. If Syracuse holds him to under 90 they will almost be assured of a victory, as the Wildcats are just 1-7 when he’s below that mark.

Share this: 


Source link

Leave a Comment