Boston College vs. FSU Prediction
Is No. 18 Florida State giving up too many points on the road when it takes on Boston College at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Florida State is favored at home, as the Seminoles are getting odds of -21 points against Boston College. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 47.5 points. Florida State has won six straight meetings with Boston College, but the two are 3-3 against the spread in those six games.
Florida State is 6-3 on the season following a 24-20 win at N.C. State last week. The Seminoles are now 6-3 on the season and 3-3 in the ACC. They are also 4-4 against the spread in their eight lined games and 2-3 ATS in ACC action. FSU has a very explosive offense, averaging 33.6 points and 470.6 yards per game. The offense is led by Dalvin Cook, who is 10th in the nation in rushing with 1,134 yards and 12 touchdowns. Deondre Francois has thrown for 2,492 yards and 12 touchdowns with four interceptions. Defensively, FSU is giving up 28.8 points and 411.1 yards per game.
Boston College is coming off a 52-7 loss to Louisville at home last week. The Eagles are now 4-5 on the season and just 1-5 in the ACC. BC is 3-5-1 against the spread on the year and also just 1-5 ATS in the ACC. The Boston College offense has struggled this year, posting just 19.4 points and 312.1 yards per contest. They don’t have much of a passing game, averaging only 154.6 yards per game. Patrick Towles has thrown for 1,293 yards and eight touchdowns, but also has six interceptions. The BC offense has a solid group of backs that average 157 rushing yards per game, led by Jon Hilliman, who has 432 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Boston College is holding opponents to just 26.2 points and 322.6 yards per contest. They are holding opposing run games to 106.6 yards per contest.
Boston College has struggled in ACC play, losing three of their six games by at least 45 points. FSU hasn’t really been able to run away from teams, though, as their last four wins are by 20 points or less. The Seminoles may be able to contain BC somewhat with their defense, but the offense may struggle with the Eagles a little bit, especially Cook. If Cook isn’t able to run wild, this should be a competitive game.
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