The 2014 Quick Lane Bowl, Friday, December 26th will feature two high-scoring offenses with the North Carolina Tar Heels facing the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from Detroit, Michigan. Rutgers vs North Carolina Odds for the 4:30 PM ET match-up have N.C. -3 on the spread with 66% of expert Quick Lane Bowl picks on the betting odds favorite. Rutgers (7-5 SU 7-5 ATS) performed poorly down the stretch with a 7-34 home loss in their season finale to rival N.C. State. North Carolina (6-6 SU 5-7 ATS) finished their season on a high note with 41-38 upset win at Maryland as +7.5 underdogs. Which one of these potent offenses can light up the scoreboard with the most consistency? Our expert college football predictions panel give away our Quick Lane bowl picks. Rutgers vs North Carolina Odds have Rutgers as +155 Moneyline underdogs to win straight up (Bet $100 to win $155) at BOVADA.LV
Quick Lane Bowl Picks Analysis: Neither one of these defenses are aware of the concept of covering or tackling so whoever has the ball last is most likely to win. North Carolina has the faster defense but Rutgers has the stronger pass-rush and secondary. The Scarlet Knights will attack a suspect Tar Heels offensive line with their pass-rush but duel-threat N.C. quarterback Marquise Williams (132.7 passer rating) will keep the Rutgers pass-rushers honest with his wheels (4.70 40-speed). The Rutgers offense features strong-armed but inconsistent Gary Nova (144.6 passer rating) throwing to NFL bound wide receiver Leonte Caroo (6’1″ 200 Lbs. 4.45 40-speed).
ESPN2 News Bottom Line: Rutgers secondary will have it’s hands full with a diverse set of Tar Heel wideouts. The Rutgers passing attack revolves around the Nova to Caroo connection but without a solid #2 option Nova will be forced into turnovers. Bet a Tar Heels team that played better down the stretch and has the more consistent QB.
ESPN2 News College Football Predictions Play: North Carolina -3.5
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