Boston College vs. Florida St. Prediction
After getting manhandled at home last week, will No. 20 Boston College be able to bounce back this week when the Eagles go on the road to face Florida State on Saturday at 3:30PM ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, November 17, 2018
3:30PM ET – Doak Campbell Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Boston College is the slight favorite on the road, as the Eagles are getting odds of -1.5 points against Florida State. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 48.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 86 percent going on Boston College. 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 beat down by Clemson
Boston College is coming off a 27-7 loss at home to Clemson last week, snapping a three-game win streak and ending the Eagles chances at the ACC title. BC is now 7-3 overall and 4-2 in the ACC. The Eagles are 7-3 against the spread and 5-5 with the over/under total. BC is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games.
The Eagles have been pretty steady on offense, averaging 34.2 points and 407.4 yards per game. Quarterback Anthony Brown has thrown for 1,573 yards and 16 touchdowns this year, but suffered an abdominal injury in last week’s game and is questionable to play. EJ Perry filled in for him last week and he has 277 yards passing yards and two touchdowns this year. AJ Dillon is leading the offense with 936 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, BC is holding opponents to 24.4 points and 371.7 yards per game.
Florida State falls again
The Seminoles are coming off a 42-13 loss at Notre Dame for their third consecutive loss. FSU is now 4-6 overall and 2-5 in the ACC. Florida State is 3-7 against the spread and 7-3 with the over. They have failed to cover in each of their last three losses.
Florida State has struggled on defense this year, allowing 31.6 points and 403.8 yards per game. When it comes to offense, FSU is putting up 22.7 points and 356.3 yards per game on offense. Their rushing attack has been quite weak, averaging just 79.8 yards per game. Deondre Francois has thrown for 2,255 yards and 13 touchdowns, but also has eight interceptions. Cam Akers is the leading rusher with 559 yards and five touchdowns while Nyqwan Murray has 48 receptions for 650 yards and three scores.
College Football Betting Trends
Boston College is 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 road games and 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 16 conference games.
Florida State is 2-11-2 against the spread in their last 15 conference games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a winning team.
Florida State looked like it was turning a corner earlier this season, but the Seminoles have been dominated in three straight games. Boston College has a defense that can hold back this FSU offense and will keep the game low scoring. If Brown is unable to play, it certainly hurts the BC offense, but the Eagles will want to run the ball either way and should be able to do so against FSU. Boston College has a toughness and grittiness that FSU just doesn’t have right now and I think that is what will lead the Eagles to a win.
College Football Prediction: Boston College -1.5