|2012 College Football Week 11 Odds: Notre Dame vs. Boston College|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 09 November 2012 10:30|
Notre Dame vs. Boston College Odds
Notre Dame is 9-0 on the season and 3-0 on the road while Boston College is 2-7 overall and 2-2 at home. The Irish are 5-4 against the spread while the Eagles are 2-7 ATS. Notre Dame has won three straight in this series.
Trends show that the underdog is 7-2 against the spread in the last 9 games in this series. The road team is also 7-2 ATS in the last 9 games in this series. These two teams have combined to hit the under in their last 5 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Notre Dame is the big favorite, as the Irish have odds of -19 points at Boston College on Saturday. The over/under total has been set at 47.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Notre Dame favored by 20 points. The spread never got any higher than that and hit a low of 18.5 points before closing at Notre Dame -19.
Notre Dame is coming off a 29-26, triple overtime win over Pitt at home last week. It was the second overtime win for Notre Dame this year and fifth win on the season by seven points or less. The Fighting Irish defense is really strong, allowing just 11.7 points per game on the year, which ranks second in the nation. The offense is only scoring 26.7 points per contest. Leading the team is running back Theo Riddick, who has rushed for 610 yards and four touchdowns on the year.
Boston College is coming off a 28-14 loss at Wake Forest last week. The Eagles have had four of their last five losses come by at least 14 points. Boston College is scoring just 22.1 points per game this year while the defense is allowing 30.9 points per contest. The Eagles are being led this year by quarterback Chase Rettig, who has thrown for 2,556 yards and 16 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Notre Dame kicker Nick Tausch is questionable with a groin injury. Boston College running back Andre Williams is doubtful with a abdominal injury while linebacker Nick Lifka is questionable with a foot injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are getting 65% of the wagers with odds of -19 points at Boston College on Saturday night.