Boston College vs. Virginia Tech Pick
Can No. 22 Boston College stay in the mix in the ACC race when the Eagles go on the road to face Virginia Tech today 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 points. The public betting for this game currently has 67 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.
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 failed to cover the spread in three straight 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.
Eagles starting to soar
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. BC has covered the spread in three straight.
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.
College Football Betting Trends
Virginia Tech is just 2-5-1 ATS in its last eight games following a double-digit loss at home, but 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games against a team with a winning record on the road.
Boston College is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight road games and 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 ACC contests.
Boston College is no joke and Virginia Tech has struggled with teams that can run the football and be physical up front. That is exactly what the Eagles like to do and want to do today against the Hokies. Tech couldn’t handle Georgia Tech or Notre Dame and I don’t see the Hokies being able to handle BC either. The Eagles will beat up the Tech defensive line and impose its will throughout the game.
College Football Prediction: Boston College -2