Stanford Vs. Pitt: Sun Bowl Trends & Betting History

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 2:21 PM UTC

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 2:21 PM UTC

The Sun Bowl is a coin-flip affair in recent years, the underdog winning 11 of the last 23 meetings overall. More relevant bowl numbers and betting stats for the 2018 Stanford-Pitt tussle here. 

<h2>2018 Sun Bowl: <a href="" target="_blank" title="Stanford vs. Pitt Odds Board">Stanford vs. Pitt</a></h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3690921, "sportsbooksIds":[238,999996,93,19,1096], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>In operation since 1935, the Sun Bowl, played in El Paso, Texas, is tied with the Orange and Sugar Bowls as the second-oldest bowl game in the nation. Since 2014, the game features an Atlantic Coast-Pac-12 Conference clash. The 2018 meeting sees Pitt square off against Stanford. It’s the fifth appearance for the Cardinal (3-1 SU) and fourth for the Panthers (2-1 SU). The programs each own winning Sun Bowl records.</p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3690921, "sportsbooksIds":[19,169,180,238,1096], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><h2>Sun 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>TCU</td> <td>USC</td> <td>28-19</td> <td>16</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>W</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>1999</td> <td>Oregon</td> <td>Minnesota</td> <td>24-20</td> <td>3.5</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>W</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2000</td> <td>Wisconsin</td> <td>UCLA</td> <td>21-20</td> <td>-5.5</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>L</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2001</td> <td>Washington St.</td> <td>Purdue</td> <td>33-27</td> <td>-6.5</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>L</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2002</td> <td>Purdue</td> <td>Washington</td> <td>34-24</td> <td>3</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>W</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2003</td> <td>Minnesota</td> <td>Oregon</td> <td>31-30</td> <td>-4.5</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>L</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2004</td> <td>Arizona St.</td> <td>Purdue</td> <td>27-23</td> <td>8</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>W</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2005</td> <td>UCLA</td> <td>Northwestern</td> <td>50-38</td> <td>-2.5</td> <td>N/A</td> <td>W</td> <td>N/A</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2006</td> <td>Oregon St.</td> <td>Missouri</td> <td>39-38</td> <td>-3.5</td> <td>52.5</td> <td>L</td> <td>O</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2007</td> <td>Oregon</td> <td>S. Florida</td> <td>56-21</td> <td>5.5</td> <td>52</td> <td>W</td> <td>O</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2008</td> <td>Oregon St.</td> <td>Pitt</td> <td>3-0</td> <td>-1.5</td> <td>52</td> <td>W</td> <td>U</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2009</td> <td>Oklahoma</td> <td>Stanford</td> <td>31-27</td> <td>-9</td> <td>56</td> <td>L</td> <td>O</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2010</td> <td>Notre Dame</td> <td>Miami (FL)</td> <td>33-17</td> <td>3</td> <td>47.5</td> <td>W</td> <td>O</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2011</td> <td>Utah</td> <td>Georgia Tech</td> <td>30-27</td> <td>2.5</td> <td>50</td> <td>W</td> <td>O</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2012</td> <td>Georgia Tech</td> <td>USC</td> <td>21-7</td> <td>7.5</td> <td>63.5</td> <td>W</td> <td>U</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2013</td> <td>UCLA</td> <td>Va. Tech</td> <td>42-12</td> <td>-7.5</td> <td>46.5</td> <td>W</td> <td>O</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2014</td> <td>Arizona St.</td> <td>Duke</td> <td>36-31</td> <td>-7.5</td> <td>66.5</td> <td>L</td> <td>O</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2015</td> <td>Washington St.</td> <td>Miami (FL)</td> <td>20-14</td> <td>-2</td> <td>62</td> <td>W</td> <td>U</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2016</td> <td>Stanford</td> <td>N. Carolina</td> <td>25-23</td> <td>-2.5</td> <td>54.5</td> <td>L</td> <td>U</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2017</td> <td>N.C. State</td> <td>Arizona St.</td> <td>52-31</td> <td>-7</td> <td>63</td> <td>W</td> <td>O</td> </tr> </tbody></table><p> </p><h2>Sun Bowl Key Betting Numbers (Since 1998)</h2><p><strong>Average Victory Margin:</strong> 9.3<br /><strong>Average Line: </strong>-0.5<br /><strong>Favorite ATS:</strong> 5-15<br /><strong>Average Total:</strong> 55.5 (since 2006)<br /><strong>O/U Record: </strong>8-4 (since 2006)<br /><strong>O/U Margin: </strong>-2.5<br /><strong>Largest Underdog Upset: </strong>TCU (+16) 28, USC 19 (1998)<br /><strong>Largest Spread: </strong>USC -16 (1998)<br /><strong>Largest Rout: </strong>Oregon 56, South Florida 21 (2007)</p><h2>Sun Bowl Summary &amp; Trends</h2><ul> <li>Underdogs are 18-5 ATS (78.2 percent) dating back to 1995.</li> <li>Since 2006, the team with the more efficient rush defense has won two-thirds (8-4 SU) of Sun Bowls. Pitt yields 4.5 yards per carry, as opposed to 3.8 for Stanford.</li> <li>Since 2004, the “over” is 9-4 with a 55.7 average final score.</li> <li>Underdogs have won seven of the last 13 unranked matchups outright.</li></ul><h2>Conference H2H: Pac-12 vs. ACC</h2><p>The Pac-12 is 16-3 SU and 10-8-1 ATS against the ACC since forming in 2011, going off a -9.7 average favorite. <a href="" target="_blank" title="NCAAF Picks &amp; Predictions">Nine matchups have occurred in the College Football Playoff or bowl games</a>. The West Coast league, a 3.6 average favorite, is 7-2 SU and 5-4 ATS. ACC teams have scoring issues in the postseason clashes, posting just 24.3 points per game. They have surpassed their projected team total in just a pair.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"pt\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;2018 Hyundai Sun Bowl Media Guide &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;CLICK HERE&amp;gt;&amp;gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@StanfordFball&lt;/a&gt; vs. &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@Pitt_FB&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@pac12&lt;/a&gt; vs. &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@theACC&lt;/a&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Monday, Dec. 31, 2018&lt;br /&gt;Sun Bowl Stadium&lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@elpasotexas&lt;/a&gt; &lt;br /&gt;Noon (MT) - on &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@CBS&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#CollegeFootball&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#BowlSeason&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;@collegebowls&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Hyundai Sun Bowl (@HyundaiSunBowl) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;10 de dezembro de 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><h2>Stanford Cardinal (8-4 SU, 8-4 ATS)</h2><p><strong>Seasons: </strong>98<br /><strong>Bowl Record: </strong>14-13-1 SU, 10-6 ATS (since 1980)<br /><strong>Coach, Bowl Record: </strong>David Shaw (4-3 SU, 5-2 ATS)</p><p>Head coach David Shaw has guided the Cardinal to a bowl appearance in each season, rewarding backers with a 5-2 ATS record. Shaw is covering a -4.0 average line by 3.4 points per game. The “over” has also cashed in five of seven contests with Stanford exceeding market projections by an average 4.5 points.</p><h2>Stanford vs. ACC (since 1980)</h2><p><strong>SU Record:</strong> 6-5<br /><strong>Average Margin:</strong> 9.9<br /><strong>ATS Record: </strong>6-5<br /><strong>Average Line: </strong>-3.8</p><p><a href="" target="_blank" title="NCAAF Odds Board">Stanford is just 2-3 SU and 1-4 ATS versus the ACC</a> in bowl games since 1980. The program has claimed victory by more than 3 points in just one: a 40-12 rout of Virginia Tech in the 2011 Orange Bowl.</p><h2>Pitt Panthers (7-6 SU, 7-5-1 ATS)</h2><p><strong>Seasons: </strong>114<br /><strong>Bowl Record: </strong>13-20 SU, 7-13-1 ATS (since 1980)<br /><strong>Coach, Bowl Record: </strong>Pat Narduzzi (0-2 SU, 0-2 ATS)</p><p>Poor defensive efforts have plagued head coach Pat Narduzzi in a pair of winless bowl games leading Pitt, giving up an average 37.5 points.</p><h2>Pitt vs. Pac-12</h2><p><strong>SU Record: </strong>0-1<br /><strong>Average Margin: </strong>-12<br /><strong>ATS Record: </strong>0-1<br /><strong>Average Line: </strong>-6.0</p><p>Pitt fell as 6-point chalk 26-14 at Utah in 2011. Since 1980, in three other meetings against Pac-10 programs, the Panthers average score is 17.2 to 13.8, which includes a pair of bowl games (Oregon State, 2002 &amp; 2008).</p>
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