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Camping World Bowl Betting Preview (West Virginia vs. Syracuse)

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
2018 Camping World Bowl Betting Picks

The 2018 Camping World Bowl will be held this upcoming weekend giving college football betting fans something to look ahead to. This year’s matchup will pit No. 16 West Virginia against No. 20 Syracuse. Interestingly enough this will be one of the first matchups to pit two nationally ranked teams against one another. Given this narrative, what kind of NCAA legal betting turnout can we expect this Friday night? Let’s check on the Camping World Bowl betting lines to find out.

Camping World Bowl | West Virginia vs. Syracuse – Friday, Dec. 28th   

When: 5:15 pm ET

Where: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

College Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
West Virginia +1 (-110) 67½ (-110)   -102
Syracuse -1 (-110) 67½ (-110) -118
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West Virginia    

The Mountaineers charge into this Saturday’s Camping World Bowl matchup sporting an 8-3 record that saw them finish 3rd overall in the Big 12. The program earned that spot thanks to their 6-3 record in conference play. On top of missing out on the conference championship, West Virginia also closed out the season on a 2 game losing streak. Now they’re hoping for a strong rebound against Syracuse, who isn’t a pushover by any means. The college football betting odds are predicting a contentious matchup, as are each side’s numbers. Right now West Virginia is averaging 42.3 per game while Syracuse is scoring 40.8. Defensively things are just as even with the Mountaineers giving up 26.5 and the Orange allotting 27.8. If those numbers pan out this Friday, college football fans will be in for one heck of a show.

Players to Watch: Will Grier (3,864 passing yards, 37 TD, 8 INT), Kennedy McKoy (729 rushing yards, 7 TD, 5.7 AVG), and Gary Jennings Jr. (917 receiving yards, 13 TD, 54 REC).

Syracuse Orange            

Cuse worked their way to a 9-3 record this season that also included a 6-2 record in ACC play. This ultimately led to a 2nd place ranking in the Atlantic Division of the conference, missing out on that coveted No. 1 spot to Clemson. Nevertheless Syracuse still earned an invite to the 2018 Camping World Bowl, letting them into some postseason action. The odds are favoring Syracuse slightly over West Virginia but they also make it clear this this matchup is very much a tossup.

Players to Watch: Eric Dungey (2,565 passing yards, 17 TD, 7 INT), Moe Neal (827 rushing yards, 5 TD, 5.6 AVG), and Jamal Custis (826 receiving yards, 6 TD, 46 REC).

Camping World Bowl Betting Predictions | West Virginia vs. Syracuse

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse’s last 5 games when playing West Virginia
  • Syracuse is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing West Virginia
  • Syracuse is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing West Virginia
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia’s last 5 games
  • West Virginia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • West Virginia is 2-3-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Camping World Bowl Betting Picks | West Virginia vs. Syracuse

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Camping World Bowl betting matchup?  This one’s hard to predict but Syracuse is probably the better pick in the end. Taking them straight up or against the spread could pay off bigly this Friday. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 42-39 Syracuse.

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