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    The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Syracuse Orange meet for the Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl. The matchup is at 2:00 PM ET on December 29, 2022, and airs on ESPN.

    The Orange are expected to lose by at least a touchdown (currently +7.5) versus the Golden Gophers (with an over/under of 42 points).

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for Minnesota vs. Syracuse

    • Game Day: Thursday, December 29, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: The Bronx, New York
    • Stadium: Yankee Stadium
    Golden Gophers vs Orange Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Golden Gophers -7.5 -110 -110 42 -110 -110 -285 +230

    Minnesota Betting Insights

    • Syracuse is 6-6-0 against the spread this year.
    • Syracuse has a 1-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 7.5 points or more this season.
    • In Syracuse’s 12 games with a set total, five have hit the over (41.7%).

    Minnesota Stats & Insights

    • On the defensive side of the ball, Minnesota has been a top-25 unit, ranking fifth-best by giving up only 279.6 yards per game. The offense ranks 54th (404.3 yards per game).
    • Minnesota owns the 67th-ranked offense this year (28.3 points per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking third-best with just 13.3 points allowed per game.
    • While Minnesota ranks 18th-worst in the FBS in passing offense with 185.9 passing yards per game, it’s been a different story with the defense, which ranks eighth-best (173.7 passing yards per game allowed).
    • Minnesota has been firing on all cylinders in the running game this season, ranking 11th-best in rushing offense (218.4 rushing yards per game) and 15th-best in rushing defense (105.9 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Minnesota has been clicking on all fronts on third down this year, owning the second-best mark in third-down percentage (52.6%) and second-best in third-down defense (26.2% third-down percentage allowed).
    • Minnesota has the 38th-ranked turnover margin in college football at +3, forcing 16 turnovers (60th in the FBS) while turning it over 13 times (26th in the FBS).

    Minnesota’s Best Players

    • Tanner Morgan has 1,324 yards passing for Minnesota, completing 66.5% of his passes and throwing seven touchdowns and five interceptions this season.
    • Mohamed Ibrahim has carried the ball 304 times for a team-high 1,594 yards on the ground and has found the end zone 19 times as a runner.
    • Treyson Potts has racked up 447 yards on 92 attempts, scoring three times.
    • Daniel Jackson’s leads his squad with 484 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 33 catches (out of zero targets) and scored three touchdowns.
    • Brevyn Spann-Ford has caught 40 passes for 481 yards (40.1 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Michael Brown-Stephens has a total of 338 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 22 throws.
    • Danny Striggow has racked up two sacks to lead the team, while also picking up three TFL, 17 tackles, and one interception.
    • Minnesota’s top-tackler, Mariano Sori-Marin, has 87 tackles, three TFL, and one sack this year.
    • Tyler Nubin has picked off a team-leading four passes. He also has 54 tackles, two TFL, and two passes defended to his name.

    Syracuse Betting Insights

    • So far this season, Syracuse has put together a 6-6-0 record against the spread.
    • Syracuse has a 1-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 7.5 points or more this year.
    • In Syracuse’s 12 games with a set total, five have hit the over (41.7%).

    Syracuse Stats & Insights

    • Syracuse is compiling 366.6 total yards per contest on offense this season (86th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 338.8 total yards per contest (32nd-ranked).
    • With 28.3 points per game on offense, Syracuse ranks 67th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 35th, allowing 22.7 points per game.
    • Syracuse’s pass defense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 19th-best in the FBS with 188.8 passing yards surrendered per game. In terms of offense, it is accumulating 223.8 passing yards per game, which ranks 74th.
    • With 142.8 rushing yards per game on offense, Syracuse ranks 76th in the FBS. On defense it ranks 70th, giving up 150.1 rushing yards per contest.
    • In terms of third-down efficiency, Syracuse ranks 98th in the FBS (36.0% third-down conversion rate) and 80th defensively (39.9% third-down rate allowed).
    • Syracuse has excelled in terms of turnovers, as the team’s turnover margin of +6 ranks 24th-best in the FBS, with 18 forced turnovers (40th in the nation) and 12 turnovers committed (19th in the nation).

    Syracuse’s Best Players

    • Garrett Shrader has been a dual threat for Syracuse this season. He has 2,310 passing yards (210.0 per game) while completing 65% of his passes. He’s tossed 17 touchdown passes and six interceptions this season. On the ground, he’s compiled 415 yards (37.7 ypg) on 135 carries with seven rushing touchdowns.
    • Sean Tucker is his team’s leading rusher with 206 carries for 1,060 yards, or 88.3 per game. He’s found paydirt 11 times on the ground, as well. Tucker has also chipped in with 36 catches for 254 yards and two receiving touchdowns.
    • Oronde Gadsden II’s 891 receiving yards (74.3 yards per game) are best on his team. He has 54 catches on zero targets with six touchdowns.
    • Devaughn Cooper has caught 29 passes and compiled 376 receiving yards (34.2 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Damien Alford has racked up 372 reciving yards (37.2 ypg) and two touchdowns this season.
    • Caleb Okechukwu paces the team with five sacks, and also has eight TFL and 38 tackles.
    • Syracuse’s tackle leader, Marlowe Wax, has 79 tackles, 11 TFL, and four sacks this year.
    • Ja’Had Carter leads the team with three interceptions, while also recording 32 tackles and two passes defended.
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