Boston College vs. Virginia Tech Total Pick
Is No. 22 Boston College due for a letdown performance when the Eagles go on the road to face Virginia Tech on Saturday at 3:45PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, November 3, 2018
3:45PM ET – Lane Stadium
TV: ACC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Boston College is a slight favorite on the road, as the Eagles are getting odds of -2 points against the Hokies. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 57.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 64 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.
Eagles crack the rankings
Boston College is coming off back-to-back wins over Louisville and Miami to break into the top 25 rankings. The Eagles are now 6-2 on the season, 3-1 in the ACC, 6-2 against the spread and 5-3 with the over.
Boston College is usually known for defense, but the Eagles are playing very well on offense this season. BC is putting up 38 points and 445.6 yards per contest. Their run game is averaging 226.4 yards per game on the ground. AJ Dillon is the team’s leading rusher with 801 yards and seven touchdowns while QB Anthony Brown has thrown for 1,390 yards and 15 touchdowns. Defensively, the Eagles are giving up 24.5 points and 362.6 yards per contest.
Virginia Tech falls again
Virginia Tech is coming off a 49-28 loss at home to Georgia Tech for its third loss in five games. The Hokies are now4-3 overall, 3-1 in the ACC, 3-4 against the spread and 4-3 with the over. They have hit the under in three of their four road games.
The Hokies are allowing 28 points and 425.3 yards per game on defense this season. Their run defense is giving up 171.9 yards per contest. Offensively, Tech is putting up 32.1 points and 436.7 yards per game. Ryan Willis has thrown for 1,258 yards and 10 touchdowns with three interceptions. Damon Hazelton is the leading receiver with 35 catches for 596 yards and six touchdowns while Steven Peoples has rushed for 458 yards and five scores.
College Football Betting Trends
Boston College is 7-3-1 with the over in its last 11 games overall but 36-15-2 with the under in its last 53 road games.
The Hokies are 8-2 with the under in their last 10 against a winning team and 38-18 with the under in its last 56 conference games.
Despite the turn on offense this season, the Eagles are still a pretty good defensive team and I think they will give Virginia Tech problems. The Hokies have struggled on offense in terms of consistently putting up points. The Hokies can compete on defense, despite being beaten up by some others. BC isn’t terribly creative on offense, so its smashmouth style should lead to some lengthy possessions. With the total approaching 60 points, I like the under.
College Football Prediction: Boston College/Virginia Tech Under 57.5