N.C. State Vs. Texas A&M: Gator Bowl Trends & Betting History

Friday, December 21, 2018 2:13 PM UTC

Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 2:13 PM UTC

The 2018 Gator Bowl sees the first ever meeting between the No. 19 Texas A&M and N.C. State football programs. Key numbers, trends, and more to help you handicap the big game here. 

<h2>2018 Gator Bowl: <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football/north-carolina-state-wolfpack-vs-texas-a&amp;m-aggies-3690923/odds/" target="_blank" title="N.C. State vs. Texas A&amp;M Odds Board">N.C. State vs. No. 19 Texas A&amp;M</a></h2><p>In operation since 1946, the Gator Bowl is the sixth oldest bowl game, and the first to be televised. Played in Jacksonville, FL, current conference tie-ins schedule an SEC team versus either an ACC or Big Ten opponent. The arrangement, which began in 2015, states the latter conferences must play in three Gator Bowls apiece. This year pits the No. 19 Texas A&amp;M Aggies versus the N.C. State Wolfpack.</p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3690923, "sportsbooksIds":[19,92,169,999996,238], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><h2>Gator Bowl Results Last 20 Years</h2><table border="1" style="width:100%"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Season</th> <th>Winner</th> <th>Loser</th> <th>Final</th> <th>Line</th> <th>Total</th> <th>Winner ATS</th> <th>O/U</th> </tr> <tr> <td>1998</td> <td>Georgia Tech</td> <td>Notre Dame</td> <td>35-28</td> <td>-2.5</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>W</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1999</td> <td>Miami (FL)</td> <td>Georgia Tech</td> <td>28-13</td> <td>-4.5</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>W</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2000</td> <td>Va. Tech</td> <td>Clemson</td> <td>41-20</td> <td>-6</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>W</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2001</td> <td>Florida St.</td> <td>Va. Tech</td> <td>30-17</td> <td>2</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>W</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2002</td> <td>NC State</td> <td>Notre Dame</td> <td>28-6</td> <td>-1</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>W</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2003</td> <td>Maryland</td> <td>W. Virginia</td> <td>41-7</td> <td>-3.5</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>W</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2004</td> <td>Florida St.</td> <td>V. Virginia</td> <td>30-18</td> <td>-10</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>W</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2005</td> <td>Va. Tech</td> <td>Louisville</td> <td>35-24</td> <td>-9.5</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>W</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2006</td> <td>W. Virginia</td> <td>Georgia Tech</td> <td>38-35</td> <td>-10</td> <td>47.5</td> <td>L</td> <td>O</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2007</td> <td>Texas Tech</td> <td>Virginia</td> <td>31-28</td> <td>-5</td> <td>59</td> <td>L</td> <td>P</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2008</td> <td>Nebraska</td> <td>Clemson</td> <td>26-21</td> <td>1</td> <td>56</td> <td>W</td> <td>U</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2009</td> <td>Florida St.</td> <td>W. Virginia</td> <td>33-21</td> <td>2.5</td> <td>59.5</td> <td>W</td> <td>U</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2010</td> <td>Mississippi St.</td> <td>Michigan</td> <td>52-14</td> <td>-4.5</td> <td>60</td> <td>W</td> <td>O</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2011</td> <td>Florida</td> <td>Ohio St.</td> <td>24-17</td> <td>-2.5</td> <td>44</td> <td>W</td> <td>U</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2012</td> <td>Northwestern</td> <td>Mississippi St.</td> <td>34-20</td> <td>-1.5</td> <td>54</td> <td>W</td> <td>P</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2013</td> <td>Nebraska</td> <td>Georgia</td> <td>24-19</td> <td>9</td> <td>60.5</td> <td>W</td> <td>U</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2014</td> <td>Tennessee</td> <td>Iowa</td> <td>45-28</td> <td>-3.5</td> <td>52</td> <td>W</td> <td>O</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2015</td> <td>Georgia</td> <td>Penn St.</td> <td>24-17</td> <td>-6.5</td> <td>43</td> <td>W</td> <td>U</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2016</td> <td>Georgia Tech</td> <td>Kentucky</td> <td>33-18</td> <td>-3.5</td> <td>62.5</td> <td>W</td> <td>U</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2017</td> <td>Mississippi St.</td> <td>Louisville</td> <td>31-27</td> <td>5.5</td> <td>62</td> <td>W</td> <td>U</td> </tr> </tbody></table><p> </p><h2>Gator Bowl Key Betting Numbers (Since 1999)</h2><p><strong>Average Victory Margin: </strong>13.2<br /><strong>Average Line: </strong>-2.7<br /><strong>Favorite ATS: </strong>13-7<br /><strong>Average Total: </strong>55.0 (since 2006)<br /><strong>O/U Record: </strong>3-7-2 (since 2006)<br /><strong>O/U Margin: </strong>0.0<br /><strong>Largest Underdog Upset: </strong>Nebraska (+9) 24, Georgia 19 (2014)<br /><strong>Largest Spread: </strong>Florida State -10 (2005); West Virginia -10 (2007)<br /><strong>Largest Rout: </strong>Mississippi State 52, Michigan 14 (2011)</p><h2>Gator Bowl Summary &amp; Trends</h2><ul> <li>The game winner is 18-2 ATS, topping the number by 10.5 points per game.</li> <li>Fifteen of the last 20 victory margins are a touchdown or greater.</li> <li>Since 2006, the team with the least efficient passing defense has won nine of 12 Gator Bowls. N.C. State yields 7.6 yards per attempt, as opposed to 8.5 for Texas A&amp;M.</li></ul><h2>Conference H2H: SEC vs. ACC</h2><p>Since 1980, the SEC holds a 35-24 SU (59.3 percent) and slight 29-28-2 ATS (50.9 percent) advantage in bowl games against the ACC, going ff a -0.4 average favorite. The SEC is winning by 3.7 points per game. When laying more than a field goal on the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/college-football" target="_blank" title="NCAAF Odds Board">college football oddsboard</a>, the SEC is 15-5 SU (75.0 percent) and 7-12-1 ATS (36.8 percent), failing to cover nine of the last 12 contests.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"pt\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Excited to announce that the &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/TaxSlayerGatorBowl?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#TaxSlayerGatorBowl&lt;/a&gt; will feature &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/PackFootball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@PackFootball&lt;/a&gt; vs. &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/AggieFootball?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;@AggieFootball&lt;/a&gt; on New Year's Eve in Jacksonville!&lt;br /&gt;Tickets - &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/L5RtcDuCTZ\"&gt;https://t.co/L5RtcDuCTZ&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Premium Seating - &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/B9RIRKB3hv\"&gt;https://t.co/B9RIRKB3hv&lt;/a&gt; &lt;br /&gt;Parking - &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/r4VFXIDrwQ\"&gt;https://t.co/r4VFXIDrwQ&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/SlayItNYE?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#SlayItNYE&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/1Pack1Goal?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#1Pack1Goal&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/GigEm?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#GigEm&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/12thMan?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#12thMan&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/JsJTklC8Mh\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/JsJTklC8Mh&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— TaxSlayer Gator Bowl (@taxslayerbowl) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/taxslayerbowl/status/1069344261550817291?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;2 de dezembro de 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><h2>N.C. State Wolfpack (9-3 SU, 6-5-1 ATS)</h2><p><strong>Seasons:</strong> 113<br /><strong>Bowl Record: </strong>17-13-1 SU, 13-9 ATS (since 1980)<br /><strong>Coach, Bowl Record: </strong>Dave Doeren (4-1 SU, 4-1 ATS)</p><p>Dave Doeren won his bowl debut with Northern Illinois, topping Arkansas State 38-20 as a 1-point underdog in the 2012 GoDaddy.com Bowl. He is 3-1 SU and ATS guiding the Wolfpack. Each of his four games coaching N.C. State has surpassed the betting total, and by a healthy 11.2 average margin. <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/" target="_blank" title="NCAAF Picks &amp; Predictions">Doeren’s squads have scored more than projected</a> in every bowl game, posting 38.6 points per game.</p><h2>N.C. State vs. SEC (since 1980)</h2><p><strong>SU Record: </strong>3-9<br /><strong>Average Margin: </strong>-8.0<br /><strong>ATS Record:</strong> 4-8<br /><strong>Average Line: </strong>3.0</p><p>The last five SEC clashes have sailed “over” the total, which includes three bowl games and three under Doeren. A 63.6 average final score is easily besting a 53.1 total.</p><h2>Texas A&amp;M (8-4 SU, 9-2-1 ATS)</h2><p><strong>Seasons: </strong>116<br /><strong>Bowl Record: </strong>17-22 SU, 12-14-1 (since 1980)<br /><strong>Coach, Bowl Record: </strong>Jimbo Fisher (5-1 SU, 4-2 ATS)</p><p>All six of Jimbo Fisher’s bowl appearances occurred at Florida State. He owns a 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS record, going off a -4.2 average favorite. Fisher led the Seminoles beyond their projected team total just once in six appearances, scoring 2.4 points per game less than expected. Fisher puts up 27.7 points and 363.7 yards per game.</p><h2>Texas A&amp;M vs. ACC (since 1980)</h2><p><strong>SU Record:</strong> 2-7<br /><strong>Average Margin:</strong> -3.4<br /><strong>ATS Record:</strong> 3-5-1<br /><strong>Average Line: </strong>2.9</p><p>Six of the Aggies’ last seven ACC meetings have cashed the “over,” teams combining for 67.6 points per game. All have occurred since 2005.</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/college-football/gator-bowl-college-football-pick-nc-state-texas-a-m-preview/87992/" target="_blank" title="Take The OVER When NC State Meet Texas A&amp;M">Read Our Gator Bowl Preview</a></h2>
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