North Carolina at Rutgers Pick and Preview
- Updated: September 11, 2008
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North Carolina at Rutgers
Thursday, 7:30 pm Eastern – ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: Rutgers – 4.5 , Total 44.5
Two teams looking for the national spotlight hook up on Thursday night as Rutgers hosts North Carolina. The Tar Heels are looking for a rebirth under head coach Butch Davis while Rutgers wants to stay on the national stage with head coach Greg Schiano. Davis and Schiano are good friends as Schiano was the defensive coordinator under Davis at Miami. The game is being played on September 11th in New York so there will be a moment of silence before the game.
SBG Global reports that early NCAA Football betting has the public taking Rutgers at Home.
The Scarlet Knights come into the game off a loss so this could be considered a must-win game although head coach Schiano does not believe that is the case. “It’s not a must win for Rutgers, I don’t know if it is for North Carolina or not. To me, there is no such thing as a ‘must-win.’ We just go out and play the best we can, and if it’s good enough to beat the team we’re playing, then it is, and if it isn’t, then we have to go back to work. The world does not come to an end if we lose it and it doesn’t get better if we win.” North Carolina believes the game is huge for their program though. “Thursday night games are for established programs and programs on the rise,” said senior safety Trimane Goddard.
Here are the NCAA Football betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Tar Heels are 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Tar Heels are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in September. The Tar Heels are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Big East.
SBG Global Current Line: Rutgers – 5 , Total 46.5
The Scarlet Knights are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games. The Scarlet Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. The Scarlet Knights are 8-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Scarlet Knights are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Scarlet Knights are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Scarlet Knights are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. Rutgers leads the all-time series 3-0 against North Carolina with the last meeting being in 2006 when they won by a score of 21-16.
The Over is 5-2 in the Tar Heels last 7 vs. the Big East. The Over is 15-7-1 in the Tar Heels last 23 road games. The Over is 5-1 in the Scarlet Knights last 6 Thursday games.
Pick: Rutgers -5 2units
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