Maryland football is a one-point underdog to Boston College in the Quick Lane Bowl, according to OddsShark. On a true neutral field far from the East coast in Detroit, this game will essentially be a toss-up. S&P+ gives each team a 50 percent chance to win, but gives Maryland an edge in its projection by 0.1 points.
The Eagles match the Terps with a 6-6 record, though in a weaker ACC conference. Boston College comes in with the No. 21 defense according to S&P+, but virtually no offensive threat, ranking No. 125 on that side of the ball. Maryland has been below-average on both sides of the ball with a 81 ranking on offense and 82 on defense.
Our former managing editor and current SB Nation college football writer took to a podcast to discuss the matchup.
The game is set to kickoff at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN on December 26.
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