The Tar Heels have been without 12 players due to suspension but they are playing hard and have been competitive in both of their losses. They will look to get their first win of the college football betting online season at Rutgers on Saturday in a game that can be seen on ESPN U.
North Carolina has lost by identical 30-24 scores the first two weeks against two talented teams. They were beaten by LSU and Georgia Tech simply because they couldn’t get enough defensive stops. That could be a concern again this week against Rutgers.
Rutgers Must Step Up – The Scarlet Knights are 2-0 but they haven’t played anyone. They beat Norfolk State in the opener and just got by Florida International two weeks ago. Head coach Greg Schiano knows his team must play much better to beat North Carolina on Saturday. If North Carolina is without a bunch of players it would help the cause of Rutgers on Saturday since defensive tackle Marvin Austin, defensive end Robert Quinn, safety Devinta Williams and cornerback Kendric Burney are all considered potential NFL players.
North Carolina on an Island – Did you know that of the 65 teams that play in a BCS conference, only one does not have a win this season? You guessed it. That team is North Carolina. Even rotten Vanderbilt has a win. North Carolina was supposed to be a top 20 team but with all of their suspensions they simply have not had enough to win games against tough teams. Rutgers is not a top team so the Tar Heels should have a chance to win this game against the college football betting online number.
NC-Rutgers Betting Stats – Here are a few trends to keep in mind as you are betting college football at SBG with North Carolina and Rutgers. North Carolina has not done well recently against teams from the Big East. They are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. the Big East. Rutgers seems to like the bye weeks as they are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a bye week. They would like to see the month of October though as they are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games in September.