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All the odds info you need for Michigan State vs. Wake Forest in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl

The Spartans and Demon Deacons square off in the 2019 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. We break down some of the early odds.

Wide receiver Sage Surratt of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons reacts following his touchdown reception against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the second half at Lane Stadium on November 9, 2019 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images

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.

Television, Streaming options

Date: Friday, December 27, 2019
Time: 3:20 p.m. ET
Channel: ESPN
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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