Quick Lane Bowl Prediction
Which team is the better bet in the Quick Lane Bowl, Maryland or underdog Boston College today at 2:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Eagles are 2-point underdogs versus the Terps while the over/under currently sits at 43.5 points. Maryland opened as a 1-point underdog before the line jumped the fence to 2, while the total opened at 44.5 before dropping a full point to 43.5.
MARYLAND KEY TRENDS: The Terrapins have covered in five of their last seven games played at neutral sites but are just 1-4 at the betting window in their last five games overall. They're also a dreadful 3-15 against the number in their last 18 games coming off a win, are 1-10 against the spread in their last 11 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game, and are winless at 0-4 at the betting window in their last four games coming off an ATS win.
BOSTON COLLEGE KEY TRENDS: The Eagles are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games and are 5-2-2 against the number in their last nine games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game. That said, they have been a poor bet at neutral sites, going 3-8-1 against the spread in their last 12 neutral site games and are winless at 0-8 against the number in their last eight games played in the month of December.
OUR PREDICTION: Boston College's offense was one of the least effective units in the nation this season but Steve Addazio's defense remains outstanding. The Eagles ranked seventh in the country in run defense this season so they're equipped to slow down the Terrapins' rushing attack. Plus, with junior defensive end Harold Landry, Boston College is equipped to make Perry Hills nervous in the pocket as well. Even if the Eagles can sustain just a few drives offensively and convert when they get inside the red zone, they'll have a shot to pull off the small upset today thanks to their defense.
QUICK LANE BOWL PREDICTION: BOSTON COLLEGE EAGLES +2