We’re not sure which was more blatant. The phantom holding call on a punt return in the final minute of the Green Bay-Chicago game that cost the Bears a backdoor cover or the blown extra-point call in regulation that gave the Orange the cover as they eventually outlasted Toledo in overtime (maybe it IS time to bring Tim Donahue on our staff).
However, despite a 6-2 ATS mark at home in this football betting series, we feel they’ll be no such ‘luck’ today for Doug Marrone’s men.
Rutgers’ offense fi nally awoke in its win-and-cover over the Bobcats last Saturday and that’ll serve as a buy sign in this contest.
And despite the Knights’ poor road record in the Free NFL Picks series, two of their last three trips to the Carrier Dome have resulted in a pair of SU wins and covers.
With the Scarlet Lettermen a red-faced ‘Mission Dog’ seeking revenge from a 13-10 home loss last season, we expect an A-type effort this afternoon in the Dome.
Grab the points early in the week and Fuggedaboutit as Schiano and company squeeze out the ‘W.” No ex-‘Cuses.
Current betting lie is: Syracuse listed as 1-point favorites versus the Scarlet Knights, while the game's total is sitting at 49½.
Sportsbook betting pick: Rutgers over Syracuse by 3.