Boston College Eagles
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
By Jason Green
Boston College snapped their 2-Game losing streak in their last Game and they need another win to become bowl eligible. They rely on their D to win, as they rank tied for 50th giving up 25.5 ppg, but their offense only ranks 119th out of 128 FBS teams averaging 21.2 ppg. The Eagles are 2-2 on the road this season, but if they end up 2-3 they will be watching the post-season festivities from home.
Wake Forest is already bowl eligible, but with a win they can end up with a winning season and improve the bowl they play in. While they got off to a great start they have not ended the season well losing 4 of their last 5 Games including their last 2. They are in the same boat as Boston College, as they average fewer points per Game and do not rank in the top 100 in the nation in passing or rushing yards per Game.
Wake Forest has covered the spread in 4 of their last 5 Games facing Boston College.
Boston College beat UCONN 30-0 in their last Game where they covered the spread as a 9-point home favorite.
Wake dropped their 2nd in a row losing at home to Clemson 35-13, but they did cover as a 24-point underdog.
The Boston College defense was dominant in their win over UCONN in their last Game holding them to only 121 total yards. QB Patrick Towles passed for 183 yards with 1 TD and 0 INT and several players helped the Eagles rush for 154 yards. They use a RB by committee system and if they can run the ball in this Game they have a great chance to win.
Wake has a pretty good defense that ranks 32nd in the nation in opponents’ points per Game and they rank 64th against the pass and 53rd against the run.
In Wake’s last Game they gave up 456 yards and only gained 197, but they were facing a top 5 Clemson team. They have turned to freshman Kyle Kearns at QB and he was only 7/18 for 126 yards with 0 TD and 0 INT in the loss to Clemson. RB’s Matt Colburn and Cade Carney have combined to rush over 1,000 yards this season and they will be counted on to move the chains. That will be easy facing a stout BC defense that ranks 8th in the nation in run defense.
Boston College 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 Conference Games.
Wake Forest is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Conference Games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Games overall.
Bettorsworld Pick – Wake Forest -3 -120