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2015 Belk Bowl Betting Preview - Mississippi State Favored Over North Carolina State

The 2015 Belk Bowl takes place on Wednesday, December 30, and features the North Carolina State Wolfpack taking on the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The game at Bank of America Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 3:30 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, Mississippi State is listed by gambling pros as a solid favorite to win.

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The Wolfpack are 7-5 SU and 6-6 ATS so far this season. Six of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other six going UNDER. They are coming off of a 45-34 loss to North Carolina, where they lost against the spread as 3 ½ point home underdogs. The total went OVER the 65 point line set by sports gambling experts in that one.

The Bulldogs are 8-4 SU and 7-5 ATS overall this year. Five of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other seven going UNDER. They are coming off of a 38-27 loss to Ole Miss, where they failed to cover the spread as 2 point home underdogs. The total went UNDER the 65 ½ point line set by the sportsbook in that game.

North Carolina State is 7-0 ATS in non-conference games, and 5-1-1 ATS in bowl matchups. They are 5-1-1 ATS in December, and 6-2-1 ATS at a neutral site. They are 1-4 ATS overall lately, and 0-4 ATS against SEC teams. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent games at a neutral site, and OVER in 11 of their last 15 games following a loss spreadwise.

Mississippi State is 6-2 ATS after a SU loss, and 2-5 ATS when playing at a neutral site. They are 0-4 ATS against ACC opponents. The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent games after a SU loss, and OVER in 5 of their last 6 in non-conference play. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 coming off of a loss spreadwise, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 against teams with a winning record.

These teams last met in January 1995, when North Carolina State won 28-24, and won against the spread as 5 ½ point underdogs. The total went OVER the 49 ½ point line set by the sports betting experts in that one.

For Wednesday's Belk Bowl, the betting odds list Mississippi State as -6 ½ point favorites. The over/under is set at 60 points. On the moneyline, the Bulldogs are a -260, while the Wolfpack are listed at +220.