Miami vs. Boston College Total Pick
Will to evenly-matched ACC teams play to a high total or a low one when Boston College hosts Miami on Friday at 7PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, October 26, 2018
7PM ET – Alumni Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Miami is the slight favorite on the road, as the Hurricanes are getting odds of -3.5 points against Boston College. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 50.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 57 percent going on Boston College at home. 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.
Miami ends win streak
Miami saw its five-game winning streak come to an end two weeks ago in a 16-13 loss at Virginia. The Hurricanes are now 5-2 on the season, 2-1 in the ACC, 3-4 against the spread and 5-2 with the over.
The Canes have been led this year by their defense, as they are allowing just 18.1 points and 237 yards per game. Their pass defense is giving up just 130.9 yards per game. On offense, Miami is scoring 37.4 points and putting up 399.4 yards per game. The Canes have been split on the QB position, but return to Malik Rosier for this game. He has thrown for 781 yards and five touchdowns this season. Travis Homer is leading the ground attack with 529 yards while Rosier has six rushing touchdowns.
Boston College alternating wins and losses
Boston College has alternated wins and losses over its last five, now coming off a 38-20 win over Louisville this past weekend. The Eagles are now 5-2 on the season, 2-1 in the ACC, 5-2 against the spread and 5-2 with the over.
The Eagles are also led by their defense, as they are giving up 26 points and 370.9 yards per game this season. Offensively, BC is putting up 39.6 points and 447.4 yards per game. Their ground attack is averaging 227 yards per contest. However, leading rusher AJ Dillon has missed the last two games with an ankle injury and is questionable for Friday. He has 652 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. Anthony Brown has thrown for 1,238 yards and 14 touchdowns this year, and also has four interceptions.
College Football Betting Trends
Miami has hit the under in six of its last seven games in October and in nine of its last 11 road games.
Boston College has hit the over in five straight home games, but has hit the under in six games after a bye.
I am surprised to see the total this high. Miami and BC are led by their defenses and both teams are going to be physical and try and stop the run. That should limit the scoring in this game. BC could also be without its best player on offense, so that will make it tough for the Eagles to breakout some big plays. Miami may still get a breakout play here and there, but its quarterback play has been questionable in close games.
College Football Prediction: Miami/Boston College Under 50.5