West Virginia Vs. Syracuse Predictions – Camping Bowl Betting Odds
Syracuse is one win away from getting their first double-digit season since 2001. Standing in their way is an old Big East rival, the West Virginia Mountaineers. These two are set to meet in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando on Friday afternoon. This bowl game suffered a significant swing in the betting odds after it was announced West Virginia’s QB Will Grier will sit out for this matchup. The Mountaineers opened as a touchdown favorite, but after the announced Syracuse jumps out as a 2-point favorite at MyBookie.ag. 65% of the betting public is taking the Orange to cover the spread. The game total went down from 74.5 points to 66.
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Syracuse Orange Predictions
The Mountaineers were really to fun to watch this season, especially with standout QB Will Grier leading the way. He led his team to average 48.3 points per game this season. Their signature win was at Texas after a two-point conversion at the end of the game. Grier is sitting out because he has nothing else to prove. He’s now in the stage to get ready for the NFL draft. With a draft class so weak at the quarterback position, he can make himself a lot of money. There is no reason to play the meaningless Camping Bowl and risk an injury.
That leaves the door open for Syracuse. The Orange ended the regular season with at 9-3. It was a complete turnaround for a program that had consecutive 4-8 records in the first two years of head coach Dino Babers. Syracuse’s only loss in the last six games was against Notre Dame. The Irish qualified for the college playoffs, so that shouldn’t be a surprise. But for the Orange, this Bowl game has a lot of meaning. It’s their first bowl appearance since Babers took over the job. He wants to win and win big. What’s the play? Syracuse -2.
Spread: Syracuse -2
Money line: West Virginia +115 vs. Syracuse -135
Game Total: 66
Date: Friday, December 28, 2018
Game Time: 5:15 PM ET
Venue: Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
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