Boston College vs. Florida St. Total Pick

Florida State Seminoles vs. Boston College Eagles, 11/17/18 Predictions

Will No. 20 Boston College be able to impose its will on Florida State when the Eagles go on the road to face the Seminoles today at 3:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

399 Boston College at 400 Florida State

Saturday, November 17, 2018

3:30PM ET – Doak Campbell Stadium

TV: ESPN2

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, this game is considered even, with Boston College and Florida State each not giving the other any points. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 48.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 87 percent going on Boston College on the road.

Florida State loses third straight

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 hit the over in three straight and six of their last seven.

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.

Eagles fall to 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. They have hit the under in three straight 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 in today’s game. 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.

College Football Betting Trends

Florida State

Florida State has hit the over in four straight in November and in five of its last six games on grass.

Boston College

Boston College is 10-3-1 with the under in its last 14 games against a losing team and 43-20-3 with the under in its last 66 conference games.

Prediction:

The Eagles could be down to their backup QB today, so I would expect the Eagles to keep the game plan pretty simple and stick to their run game. That should slow down the pace of play and help keep Florida State off the field. The Seminoles are likely to struggle on offense against another physical defense today. They were held to just 10 against Clemson and 13 against Notre Dame. I would expect a physical and ugly football game today in Tallahassee, so I like the under to hit.

College Football Prediction: Boston College/Notre Dame Under 48.5

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