Syracuse vs Minnesota Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Pinstripe Bowl 2022 (Golden Gophers Stifle Orange Offense)

Devon Platana
Syracuse vs Minnesota odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football Pinstripe Bowl.
Syracuse vs Minnesota odds, prediction and betting trends for NCAA college football Pinstripe Bowl. / AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz
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Syracuse vs Minnesota Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game — Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl
Syracuse Orange (7-5) vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-4)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium — Bronx, NY
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022 NCAA college football bowl game matchups have been revealed, including the Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl between the Syracuse Orange and Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Syracuse was about to stumble into the Pinstripe Bowl had it not been for a 32-23 win over Boston College on Nov. 26 that ended the Orange's five-game skid. On the flip side, Minnesota has done a lot of winning lately, picking up its fourth victory in five games with a 23-16 win over Wisconsin to end the regular season.

Can Syracuse keep the momentum coming with its fifth straight bowl victory? Or will Minnesota keep its own streak growing by winning its sixth consecutive bowl appearance?

Syracuse vs Minnesota Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: SYR: (+240) | MINN: (-300)
Spread: SYR: +7.5 (-122) | MINN: -7.5 (+100)
Total: 42.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Minnesota enters this contest as a clear favorite on the spread and moneyline. This Pinstripe Bowl clash also features a total of 42.5, which is among the lowest of this year's bowl games.

Syracuse vs Minnesota Prediction & Pick

Syracuse has actually appeared in the Pinstripe Bowl twice (2010, 2012), winning both of those outings. Unfortunately, there's little reason to trust the Orange this time around. While their victory over Boston College did end their losing streak, it's worth noting that the Eagles entered that game with a lowly 3-8 record.

Meanwhile, Minnesota has looked solid lately, averaging a plus-14 scoring margin over the last five games. The Golden Gophers have also held opponents to a 9.0 PPG clip over that span, which spells bad news for an Orange offense that's been held to single-digit totals twice in the last four games.

With Syracuse also losing 13 of its last 16 games against Big Ten opponents, this is clearly Minnesota's bowl to lose.

Final Score Prediction: Minnesota: 24 | Syracuse: 17

Syracuse vs Minnesota Betting Trends

- Wake Forest is 1-4 straight up in its last five games.
- Missouri is 6-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games.
- The total has hit the under in six of Wake Forest's last eight games.
- The total has hit the under in eight of Missouri's last 11 games.

Syracuse vs Minnesota Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

I don't expect much of a high-scoring game here. Though the two teams average a combined 56.6 PPG, Syracuse is only averaging 19.8 points in its last four games while Minnesota has finished with 23 or fewer points in three of its last four outings of its own.

Furthermore, the Orange have experienced the under in six of their last nine games, whereas the total has gone under in six of the Golden Gophers' last seven as the favorite. With both sides trying their best not to make any mistakes, go with the under.

Bet: Under 42.5 Points (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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