Pinstripe Bowl 2012: West Virginia vs. Syracuse odds and lines

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

West Virginia and Syracuse should provide one of the more entertaining bowl matchups of this college season, with West Virginia being slight favorites to win a shootout.

West Virginia will be slight favorites when they meet Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 29. They are early 3.5-point favorites in a game that should be among the most entertaining matchups of the weekend for neutral fans.

The early over/under has been set at 73 points, the second-highest total behind the Kansas State and Oregon matchup, which was set at 75. The Syracuse offense averages 29.3 points per game, while West Virginia's defense is among the worst in FBS. Orange quarterback Ryan Nassib will be worth a watch for NFL draft fans, as his stock has climbed significantly this season and some early mocks have him warranting late first-round consideration.

West Virginia's offense does an awful lot to overcome their woeful defense, averaging 41.6 points per contest. That total is good for No. 7 in FBS, and they've put up point totals of 69 points or more three times in the last two seasons. Quarterback Geno Smith will be the key player to watch for the Moutaineers, as he's the current front runner to be selected first overall in April's NFL Draft.

For all of the odds on other bowl games, as well as the NFL, NBA and more, head over to Oddsshark.com.

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