Free Quick Lane Bowl Prediction: Terrapins vs Eagles Odds
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2016 Quick Lane Bowl
(6-6) Maryland Terrapins vs. Boston College Eagles (6-6)
Date: Monday December 26th
Time: 2:30 pm EST
Venue: Ford Field – Detroit, Michigan
NCAA Football Spread: Maryland -1.0
NCAA Betting Total: 44.5
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The Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit will feature two teams that went on a late-season run to gain bowl eligibility. The Maryland Terrapins had a hot start to the season, winning their first four games.
Things got tough later on as they struggled their way through one of the toughest divisions in all of college football. They had to win their last game of the season to make it here, and they did just that 31-13 over Rutgers.
The Eagles of Boston College also had a tough road to bowl eligibility.
They had been up and down all year and needed to win two in a row at the end of the year to get to six wins.
They shut out UConn and narrowly defeated Wake Forrest 17-14, and here they are.
The 4-0 start of the Terrapins was largely due to the outstanding play of senior quarterback Perry Hills. However, Hills suffered injury problems throughout the rest of the season, and the Terrapins struggled mightily without him.
Hills left four games early and missed two altogether but should have plenty of healing time before this one.
It has been the rushing attack that has kept the Terrapins going this year.
They run for 205.5 yards per game which is 40th in CFB. Running back Ty Johnson leads the way with 845 yards and four touchdowns.
With a healthy Hills, the offense should be more effective than it has through the last half of the season.
Defensively, they rank 81st in total defense (433.7 yards and allowed per game) and 71st in scoring defense (29.0 points allowed per game).
Boston College Eagles
The Eagles’ defense has been outstanding this year. They have no choice but to be great, because the offense has been flat-out horrible.
Boston College faced a tough stretch at the end of the season, playing Florida State and Louisville (and being outscored 97-14 combined in those games) before winning their final two to make it to a bowl game.
Boston College is 2nd worst in the nation in terms of total offense, gaining only 288.2 yards per game. Senior quarterback Patrick Towles has passed for 1,579 yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.
On the other side of the ball, they are 8th best in CFB in terms of total defense, allowing only 310.2 yards per game.
They rank 7th against the run, allowing just 106.6 yards per game on the ground.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Maryland is 3-1 ATS in last 4 games
- BC is 0-4 ATS in last 4 games against Big 10 teams
- BC is 1-6 ATS in last 7 bowl games
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Both teams should be highly motivated coming into this one. The Eagles have not won a bowl game since 2007, and the Terrapins have not done so since 2010. Both are coached by former Urban Meyer assistants who know each other well and want to get the best of the other.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Maryland -1.0
Maryland is pretty pedestrian on both sides of the ball, but they have a solid ground game and a capable quarterback. BC has a great defense, but is completely impotent on the offensive side of the ball.
No matter how good your D is, you still have to score points to win, and they just can’t do it.
Quick Lane Bowl Free Score Prediction: Maryland 24 – Boston College 20
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