While the majority of bowl games are being played in warm weather destinations perfect for a getaway during the winter months, we’ve got a game in New York between the Michigan State Spartans and Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.
Michigan State had a stretch in which it lost five in a row with four of those losses coming by 21 points or more. The Spartans responded by beating Rutgers and then closing off the regular season with a three-point win over Maryland in a game Michigan State needed to make a bowl game.
Wake Forest began this season 7-1 against not-so-great competition before losing three of its final four games. If you like an up-tempo offense, the Demon Deacons are for you.
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Date: Friday, December 27, 2019
Time: 3:20 p.m. ET
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Michigan State -3.5, 49
Initial Betting Analysis
It has been a major struggle on offense for Michigan State all year long on a program that has been slipping, finishing the regular season .500 or worse in three of its last four seasons. Remember, this was a Playoff team just a few years ago. I struggle to see the Spartans keeping up with the Wake Forest fast-paced offense, which ranks 12th in the country in yards per game. Jump on Wake Forest -3.5 now before it gets to three because the Demon Deacons will cover that number and I’ve got them winning outright.
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