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2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Preview: West Virginia Mountaineers (7-5) vs. Syracuse Orange (7-5)

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West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Syracuse Orange

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The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Syracuse Orange will both be gunning for a victory on December 29 when they meet at Yankee Stadium in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Oddsmakers currently have the Mountaineers listed as 4½-point favorites versus the Orange, while the game’s total is sitting at 70.

West Virginia was a 59-10 winner in their most recent outing at home against Kansas. They covered the 22-point spread as favorites, while the total score (69) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Syracuse won its last outing, a 38-20 result against Temple on November 23. Syracuse covered in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 58 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Team records:
West Virginia: 7-5 SU, 5-7 ATS
Syracuse: 7-5 SU, 6-6 ATS

A few trends to consider:
West Virginia is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Syracuse
West Virginia is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
West Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Syracuse
West Virginia is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Syracuse’s last 5 games
Syracuse is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Syracuse is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games
Syracuse is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing West Virginia

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