NCAA Football Odds & Trends: Week 6 Picks Boston College at Virginia Tech Print
Saturday, 10 October 2009 03:00
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BC at Virginia Tech

A brutal schedule doesn’t get any easier for No. 5 Virginia Tech on Saturday when the Hokies host a hot Boston College team from Lane Stadium at Noon ET.

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The Hokies have already played three ranked opponents this season on their way to a 4-1 start, and now face an Eagles team that has won back-to-back games over Wake Forest and Florida State. Virginia Tech is coming off a 34-26 win at Duke, where the Hokies looked flat a week after dominating Miami, 31-7. On the year, Tyrod Taylor has managed games well for the Hokies, throwing for 869 yards with six touchdowns. Ryan Williams has been the horse for the Hokies, rushing for 575 yards and eight touchdowns in five games. The 575 yards ranks sixth in the country, while the eight rushing touchdowns ranks fourth.

The Eagles are off to a 4-1 start under first-year coach Frank Spaziani, but all four wins have come at home with the lone loss taking place at Clemson. Boston College is led by its defense, which is second in the ACC in points allowed per-game at 15.4. The Eagles are also second in the conference in rushing defense, allowing just 505 yards through five games. Dave Shinskie has emerged as the quarterback for the Eagles, throwing for 624 yards with a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 7-2. Montel Harris has 449 yards rushing with five touchdowns for the Eagles. The last meeting at Lane Stadium saw the Eagles upset the Hokies 14-10 behind two late touchdown drives by then-quarterback Matt Ryan.

Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made Virginia Tech 13.5-point home favorites over Boston College on Saturday afternoon. The over/under total for this game has been established at 44.5.

College Football Week 6 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

BOSTON COLLEGE is 11-6 against the spread versus VIRGINIA TECH since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 11-6 straight up against BOSTON COLLEGE since 1992

7 of 13 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

VIRGINIA TECH is 2-2 against the spread versus BOSTON COLLEGE over the last 3 seasons 

VIRGINIA TECH is 2-2 straight up against BOSTON COLLEGE over the last 3 seasons 

2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at VIRGINIA TECH since 1992

BOSTON COLLEGE is 6-1 against the spread versus VIRGINIA TECH since 1992

VIRGINIA TECH is 4-3 straight up against BOSTON COLLEGE since 1992

3 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at VIRGINIA TECH over the last 3 seasons.

BOSTON COLLEGE is 1-0 against the spread versus VIRGINIA TECH over the last 3 seasons 

BOSTON COLLEGE is 1-0 straight up against VIRGINIA TECH over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

VIRGINIA TECH is 73-50 ATS (+18.0 Units) when playing with 6 or less days rest since 1992.

BOSTON COLLEGE: 5-1 Under as road underdog

VIRGINIA TECH: 13-4 ATS as a home favorite of 7.5 to 14 pts

Boston College is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Boston College is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road

Virginia Tech is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston College

Virginia Tech is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Boston College
Week 6 College Football Injury Report
BOSTON COLLEGE

[WR] 09/23/2009 - Ifeanyi Momah redshirt ( MCL ) 

[FB] 10/03/2009 - James McCluskey "?" ( Achilles ) 

[LB] 08/27/2009 - Mark Herzlich out for season ( Illness ) 

[LB] 10/03/2009 - Will Thompson "?" ( Shoulder ) 

VIRGINIA TECH

[RB] 08/13/2009 - Darren Evans out for season ( ACL )

Boston College at Virginia Tech Current Odds

Boston College Eagles +13.5 Over 44.5 (+425)

Virginia Tech Hokies -13.5 Under 44.5 (-600)

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Posted: 10/10/09 8:00AM ET

 

 

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