NCAA football gambling respect has also returned to the Maryland Terrapins as they have shown marked improvement as a solid NCAA football wagering value.
The Maryland Terrapins will host the #23 North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday with a telecast on ESPN2 that is set to kickoff at 12:05 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with NC State as a 2.5 point favorite.
North Carolina State has a college football betting record of 8-3 straight up and 9-2 against the spread and can win the Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division title with a win in this game. The Wolfpack is coming off a thrilling 29-25 escape win at North Carolina last week for their 4th consecutive payoff and 5th consecutive under.
NC State ranks 17th in the nation for passing as Russell Wilson has thrown for 2977 yards and a 24/13 touchdown/interception ratio. The Wolfpack ranks 30th in the nation for total defense.
It may have taken 4th year head coach Tom O’Brien a little longer than expected but he has the program heading in the right direction and in control of their own destiny to win the ACC title. Owen Spencer has 799 yards receiving.
Maryland is coming off a tough 30-16 home loss to Florida State that was closer than the score indicated as they were knocked out of the ACC race with the defeat. The Terps rank 46th for scoring offense and 37th for scoring defense. Danny O’Brien has passed for 1840 yards and a 17/6 TD/INT ratio.
The running attack has been effective as well led by Davin Meggett, Da’Rel Scott, and DJ Adams who are all over 4.4 yards per carry. Torrey Smith is averaging 16.1 yards per catch with 8 TD’s.
Ralph Friedgen is no longer on the hot seat and will return as coach for the 2011 college football gambling season after leading marked improvement from last year’s 2-10 debacle.
NC State has paid out in 21 of their last 29 ACC games and is 18-6 against the spread following a payout. The Wolfpack has paid out in 5 of their last 7 trips to Maryland. The Terps have gone under the NCAA football gambling total in 20 of their last 28 ACC games.