VA Tech at Boston College Prediction
Will Virginia Tech bounce back from its loss to Clemson or is Boston College a good bet tonight as a home underdog?
Who: Virginia Tech (4-1) at Boston College (2-3)
When: 7:15PM ET, Saturday, October 7
Where: Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hokies are 16.5-point road favorites versus the Eagles, who opened as 14.5-point home underdogs. As for the total, it hit the board at 45 but has jumped to 46.5.
Virginia Tech Betting Trends
The Hokies are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games following a loss, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game, and are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games overall. That said, they’re just 2-7 at the betting window in their last nine road games versus a team with a losing home record.
Boston College Betting Trends
The Eagles are just 4-10-2 against the spread in their last 16 home games and are 3-9-1 against the number in their last 13 conference games. They are, however, 3-1-1 at the betting window in their last five games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
Our Prediction: I just can't back a Boston College team so inept offensively, even versus a Virginia Tech squad that is coming off a massive letdown after being smoked last week by Clemson. The Eagles aren't as good defensively as they have been in recent seasons and once Josh Jackson and Co. get going in the second half, this should be a blowout. Bottom line: How is BC going to score against Bud Foster's defense? The Eagles might hang in the first half but once the adrenaline wears off and the Hokies settle in, the second half should be a blowout.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 6 PREDICTIONS: VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES -16.5