The 2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl is today and pits the 8-4 West Virginia Mountaineers versus the 8-4 North Carolina Tar Heels. Let’s take a look at the matchup, trends, injuries, odds and hand out a Free College Football Bowl Pick for the 2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl.

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Game Time: 1:00PM ET

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made West Virginia a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under Total: 46

Public Betting Information:

Public betting information shows that 59% of bettors favor the West Virginia -1.5 tonight.

Meineke Car Care Bowl Top Public Betting Trends:

N CAROLINA is 1-0 against the spread versus W VIRGINIA since 1992

N CAROLINA is 1-0 straight up against W VIRGINIA since 1992

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Meineke Car Care Bowl Key Player Injuries:

W VIRGINIA

[C] Mike Dent missed last game %27?%27 - Neck - 12/11/08

[LB] Anthony Leonard missed last game %27?%27 - Foot - 12/11/08

[LB] Reed Williams out for season - Shoulder - 10/05/08

[RB] Zach Hulse out indefinitely - Shoulder - 09/16/08

N CAROLINA

[DE] Darius Powell dismissed from team - Disciplinary - 11/13/08

[FB] Anthony Elzy expected to miss at least 6 weeks - Shoulder - 10/25/08

[LB] Kennedy Tinsley out for season - Suspension - 11/02/08

[LB] Mark Paschal out for season - Back - 11/26/08

[TE] Zack Pianalto out indefinitely - Leg - 11/09/08

[WR] Brandon Tate expected to miss remainder of the season - ACL - 10/18/0

[WR] Brooks Foster is "?" for bowl game. - Knee - 12/03/08

TheSpread.com betting matchup advantage:

TheSpread.com betting matchup has West Virginia as a –6 point favorite. The Mountaineers should pound the ball on the ground and eek out a victory. With two running teams, we think the under is a safe play, as well. We predict West Virginia over North Carolina 24-20.

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Posted: 12/27/08 10:15AM ET