Pinstripe Bowl: Syracuse vs. Minnesota Predictions, Odds, Picks

Written by: Richard Janvrin
Updated December 29, 2022
2 min read
Pinstripe Bowl Syracuse vs. Minnesota

The Pinstripe Bowl kicks off on December 29 between Syracuse and Minnesota. 

Both teams will be without players in this one, including the following:

  • Syracuse: Courtney Jackson, WR (Transfer Portal)

  • Minnesota: Michael Dixon (S) and Steven Ortiz (DB) - (Transfer Portal).

Here, we’ll look at the best bets for this Yankee Stadium College Football Bowl game. 

Syracuse vs. Minnesota Best Bets

Pick: Minnesota -9.5 (-115) at FanDuel

How We Rate
Affiliate Disclaimer
21+

Syracuse started the year off to a hot start, winning their first six games. However, something seemingly happened to them after their loss to Clemson. Since then, the Orange have won just one game.

As for Minnesota, they played pretty well this year, but their offense started to have issues down the stretch, scoring 20 points or less in five of their last eight games. 

Where Minnesota shines is in the run game. Running back Mahomed Ibrahim had 304 carries this year for 1,604 yards and a mind-blowing 19 touchdowns. 

The Orange have played OK defensively this year, giving up just under 340 yards of offense per game. Still, they rank 66th in run defense, allowing 149 yards per game, though just 3.81 yards per carry. 

If Minnesota cannot get Ibrahim going in this one, they’re dead in the water. Still, we won’t bank on the Syracuse offense and quarterback Carlos Del Rio-Wilson, who has just 50 attempts all season and is completing 44% of his passes. 

Get a $1,000 No Sweat Bet today at FanDuel Sportsbook when you sign up for an account using our link. 

Pick: Under 42.5 (-110) at Caesars

How We Rate
Affiliate Disclaimer
21+

🔥 Claimed by 83 people this week!

Caesars

4.3/5

$1,000 First Bet on Caesars

21+ | T&Cs Apply. Gambling problem? Call or text 1-800-GAMBLER.

A total of 42.5 in a college football game is low, but this game is one that we should see buck the trend of higher-scoring college games.

It’s pretty simple—Minnesota will run the ball well against a lowly Syracuse run defense, and we cannot trust the Orange to do much here offensively. 

Minnesota will control the time of possession and drain this clock on the back of Ibrahim. 

Get a $1,250 risk-free bet at Caesars Sportsbook today when you click our link and sign up for a new account. 

21+ | Terms and conditions apply
Claim Now
Image for Richard Janvrin

Richard Janvrin

Sports Betting Analyst

Expertise:
MLB
NFL
NCAAB
NCAAF
Online Sports Betting
Online Casinos
After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. Richard has covered betting at Bleacher Report, Gambling.com, The Game Day, Forbes, and more.
Nationality: American
Education: Bachelor of English/ Journalism
Favourite Sportsbook: FanDuel Sportsbook
Favourite Casino: BetMGM Casino
Experience:
9 years
We've been featured on:
espn logo
reuters logo
cbs-news logo
forbes logo
entrepreneur logo
entrepreneur logo
We only list licensed sportsbooks
WorldSportsNetwork
WorldSportsNetwork
WorldSportsNetwork
WorldSportsNetwork
WorldSportsNetwork

We support responsible gambling. Gambling can be addictive, please play responsibly. If you need help, call 1-800-Gambler.

WSN.com is managed by Gentoo Media. Unless declared otherwise, all of the visible content on this site, such as texts and images, including the brand name and logo, belongs to Innovation Labs Limited (a Gentoo Media company) - Company Registration Number C44130, VAT ID: MT18874732, @GIG Beach Triq id-Dragunara, St. Julians, STJ3148, Malta.

Advertising Disclosure: WSN.com contains links to partner websites. When a visitor to our website clicks on one of these links and makes a purchase at a partner site, World Sports Network is paid a commission.

Copyright © 2024