Miami Vs. Wisconsin: Pinstripe Bowl Trends & Betting History

Saturday, December 15, 2018 3:09 PM UTC

Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 3:09 PM UTC

Wisconsin and Miami (FL) face off in the 2018 Pinstripe Bowl, their second postseason clash in row. These numbers will help. 

2018 Pinstripe Bowl: Miami (FL) vs. Wisconsin

Inaugurated in 2010, the Pinstripe Bowl is one of three outdoor cold-weather bowl games, played at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Organized by the storied baseball club, the Atlantic Coast and Big Ten Conferences are the current affiliations. The ninth edition sees a rematch of the 2017 Orange Bowl, as the Miami Hurricanes and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the postseason for the second time in less than a year.

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Pinstripe Bowl Results
Season Winner Loser Final Line Total Winner ATS O/U
2010 Syracuse Kansas St. 36-34 0 48 W O
2011 Rutgers Iowa St. 27-13 -1 45 W U
2012 Syracuse W. Virginia 38-14 3.5 71 W U
2013 Notre Dame Rutgers 29-16 -15 53 L U
2014 Penn St. Boston College 31-30 3 40.5 W O
2015 Duke Indiana 44-41 3 71 W O
2016 Northwestern Pitt 31-24 4 63 W U
2017 Iowa Boston College 27-20 -3 46 W O

Pinstripe Bowl Key Betting Numbers

Average Victory Margin: 8.8
Average Line: -0.7
Favorite ATS: 2-6
Average Total: 54.7
O/U Record: 4-4
O/U Margin: 2.1
Largest Underdog Upset: Northwestern (+4) 31, Pitt 24 (2016)
Largest Spread: Notre Dame -15 (2013)
Largest Rout: Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14 (2012)

Pinstripe Bowl Summary & Trends
  • The winner is 7-1 ATS. Five underdogs have won outright, including three of the last four games.
  • The team averaging fewer rushing yards for the season has won seven of eight events. Wisconsin runs for 268.5 and Miami 207.7 yards per game in 2018.
  • Every game winner has scored 27 points or more, averaging 32.9 overall.
Conference H2H: Big Ten vs. ACC

Since 1980, the Big Ten is 59-50 SU (54.1 percent) and 54-55 ATS (49.5 percent) versus the ACC, going off a -2.4 average favorite. In postseason play, the ACC holds a small edge, going 16-14 SU and ATS (53.3 percent), despite kicking off a 1.0 average underdog. ACC squads have dropped their last five straight as the betting favorite, the last two occurring in the 2014 and 2016 Pinstripe Bowl.

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Badgers. Canes.

Yankee Stadium. 12.27.18

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Wisconsin Badgers (7-5 SU, 3-9 ATS)

Seasons: 127
Bowl Record: 15-14 SU, 14-11-1 ATS (since 1980)
Coach, Bowl Record: Paul Chryst (4-1 SU, 3-1-1 ATS)

Chryst has won his last four bowl appearances after losing his debut 38-17 coaching Pitt against Ole Miss in the 2013 BBVA Compass Bowl. In three games leading the Badgers, Chryst’s defense yields 20.3 points per game.

Wisconsin vs. ACC

SU Record: 6-1 (since 1980)
Average Margin: 4.2
ATS Record: 4-3
Average Line: -4.6

The Badgers’ last two against ACC opposition has come against Miami and during the postseason. Wisconsin beat the Hurricanes 20-14 as a 3.5-point underdog in the 2009 Champs Sports Bowl, and again 34-24 as 6.5-point chalk in the last year’s Orange Bowl.

Miami Hurricanes (7-5 SU, 5-7 ATS)

Seasons: 82
Bowl Record: 19-19 SU, 15-16 ATS (since 1980)
Coach, Bowl Record: Mark Richt (10-6 SU, 9-7 ATS)

Including his long stint at Georgia, three of Richt’s six bowl game defeats have come against Big Ten opposition. He is 4-3 SU and 3-4 ATS against the Power 5 conference, despite kicking off a -5.0 average favorite. Richt’s defense yields just 96.0 rushing yards in all postseason appearances.

Miami (FL) vs. Big Ten

SU Record: 13-7
Average Margin: 8.4
ATS Record: 7-13
Average Line: -8.3

Since 2001, the Hurricanes are 2-5 SU and 1-6 ATS versus Big Ten foes, surrendering 33 points or more in four of the last five matchups.

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