2010 Military Bowl Preview: East Carolina vs Maryland Odds

2010 Military Bowl Preview: East Carolina vs Maryland Odds

The Maryland Terrapins will play their final game for coach Ralph Friedgen as they take on the East Carolina Pirates in the 2010 Military Bowl at RFK Stadium in Washington DC. Kick-off time is scheduled for 2:30pm EST on ESPN and online sportsbook have opened with Maryland as a 7.5-point favorite in college football odds vs East Carolina with an over/under betting total of 67.5 for Wednesday’s game. Sportsbooks also favor the Terrapins -300 in money line college football lines vs the Pirates. Illinois vs Baylor in the 2010 Texas Bowl will kick-off at 6:00pm EST and Oklahoma State vs Arizona in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl at 9:15pm EST will also be featured on ESPN.

East Carolina has a record of 6-6 both straight up and against the spread in college football lines with 9 of their games going OVER the total. The Pirates covered just 2 of 6 road games this year. East Carolina is limping into 2010 Military Bowl odds as underdogs with 4 losses in their final 5 games including their last 2 games of the season. The Pirates regular season finale was a 45-38 overtime home loss to SMU. East Carolina has an impressive offense that ranked 12th nationally for scoring but the defense was near helpless and ranked 118th for points allowed. Maryland finished 8-4 both straight up and against the spread in college football odds with just 4 of their games going UNDER the total.

The Terps finished 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division and Friedgen won the Coach of the Year award in the league but was fired anyway effective after this game. The Terps paid out in college football lines for 5 of their final 6 games of the season and ranked 41st for offensive scoring and 38th for defensive points allowed. East Carolina has gotten the money in just 2 of their last 9 non conference game including 1 of their last 6 against the Atlantic Coast Conference. Heading into 2010 Military Bowl odds, Maryland has been profitable in 4 of their last 5 bowl games. East Carolina has gone OVER the total in 4 of their last 5 games as an underdog. Maryland has gone UNDER the total in 4 of their last 5 bowl games.

2010 Military Bowl Picks: Maryland Terrapins -7.5

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