2019 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Preview



Blitzalytics Gambling Guide














Wake Forest Demon Deacons Michigan State Spartans


8-4 (3rd in ACC Atlantic) 6-6 (5th Big-10 East)


Offensive PPG (32.8) Offensive PPG (22.0)

Defensive PPG (29.3) Defensive PPG (22.7)


Offensive YPG - 474 (176 Rush, 298 Pass) Offensive YPG - 362 (123 Rush, 239 Pass)

Defensive YPG - 410 (163 Rush, 247 Pass) Defensive YPG - 320 (109 Rush, 211 Pass)


Schedule


Utah St. 38-35 @Rice 41-21 Tulsa 28-7 W. Mich. 17-51


UNC 24-18 Elon 49-7 AZ St. 7-10 @N’Wstn 31-10


@BC 27-24 L’Ville 59-62 Indiana 40-31 @Ohio St. 10-34


FSU 22-20 NC St. 44-10 @Wisc. 0-38 Penn St. 28-7


@Va. Tech. 17-36 @Clemson 3-52 Illinois 34-37 @Mich. 10-44


Duke 39-27 @Syr. 30-39 @Rutgers 27-0 Maryland 19-16


Key Players


J. Newman 62.3% 2693 yds. 23TD-10INT B. Lewerke 58.6% 2759 yds. 16TD-12INT


C. Carney 143 Carries 556 Yards 5 TDs E. Collins 201 Carries 892 Yards 5 TDs


S. Surratt 66 Catches 1001 Yards 11 TDs C. White 58 Catches 825 Yards 5 TDs


C. Basham 53 Tack. 17 TFL 10 Sacks K. Willekes 69 Tack. 14.5 TFL 9 Sacks


Am. Henderson 4 INTs J. Scott 3 INTs


Injuries


RB - Christian Beal-Smith - Out T - Cole Chewins - Out


OL - Nathan Gilliam - Questionable RB - Elijah Collins - Questionable


DL - Sulaiman Kamara - Questionable TE - Matt Dotson - Out


DB - Luke Masterson - Out G - Kevin Jarvis - Questionable


QB - Jamie Newman - Questionable WR - Tre’von Morgan - Questionable


LB - Justin Strnad - Out WR - Jayden Reed - Out


WR - Sage Surratt - Out CB - Josiah Scott - Questionable


WR - Scotty Washington - Questionable WR - Darrell Stewart - Questionable


Blitzalytics Analysis


Line Michigan State (-3.5) Over/Under 50.5 Against the Spread - Wake Forest (6-6) Michigan State (3-9)


Wake Forest surpassed expectations by going 8-4 this season. However, they lost four of their last seven games. Michigan State performed well below expectations and needed a 3 point win against a poor Maryland team at home to sneak into bowl eligibility. Both teams are banged up to say the least. Four of the 10 key players for both teams are either out or questionable. The match-up to look at is the Wake Forest offense (scored 30 or more seven times) against the Michigan State defense (allowed less than 20 points seven times).


The Degenerate Menace Says: With Wake Forest on the downslide and Michigan State hanging their hat on a better than average defense, it will be interesting to see what the Demon Deacons do. The other part of the equation is the health of the Wake Forest quarterback. He is expected to play, but how effective he ends up being is another question entirely. Computer backs the Spartans and the points.


Prediction: Michigan State 26 - Wake Forest 19


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