Boston College vs. Wake Forest Pick
Which team will come away with a big win in the ACC when Wake Forest plays host to Boston College today at 5:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, September 13, 2018
5:30PM ET – BB&T Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Boston College is favored on the road, as the Eagles are getting odds of -4.5 points against Wake Forest. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 55.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 66 percent going on Boston College on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Wake Forest seeking 3-0 start
Wake Forest is off to a 2-0 start as well thanks to an OT win over Tulane in the opener and a 51-20 win at home last week over Townson. The Demon Deacons have failed to cover in both games and are 1-1 with the over/under total. They have failed to cover the spread over their last four games.
Offensively, Wake Forest is averaging 37.0 points and 557 yards per game through two contests. Quarterback Sam Hartman has thrown for 620 yards and four touchdowns this year, but also has three interceptions. The team has two receivers with over 200 yards through two games. On the ground, Hartman has rushed for 128 yards while Cade Carney has 184 rushing yards and two scores on 35 carries. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 18.5 points and 423 yards per game. Their pass defense is allowing 313 yards per contest.
Eagles looking strong
Boston College is off to a 2-0 start after earning lopsided wins over lesser competition. The Eagles beat UMass 55-21 and then beat Holy Cross 62-14. The Eagles have covered the spread in both wins and hit the over in both games. BC is 8-1-1 against the spread over its last 10 games.
Through the two games, Boston College is putting up 58.5 points and 604 yards per game on offense. Their run game has been dominant, averaging 318.5 yards per game thus far. AJ Dillon is the rushing leader with 247 yards and three scores on 26 carries while four others have 50 yards or more. Anthony Brown has thrown for 322 yards and four touchdowns in limited action due to the lopsided wins. Defensively, BC is giving up just 17.5 points and 255 yards per game.
College Football Betting Trends
Wake Forest is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 Thursday games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight at home.
The Eagles are 6-0-1 against the spread in their last seven ACC games and they have covered in five straight road games.
The road team has won four straight in this series. This game is tough to call because both have been playing poor competition thus far. The big difference to me is that Wake has struggled somewhat defensively in those two games while BC has been stout. The Eagles have been a physical defensive team for years. I think that defense will cause problems for Wake Forest and open the door for BC to pick up the road win and cover.
College Football Prediction: Boston College -4.5