Syracuse vs. Boston College Total Pick
After getting manhandled last week, will No. 20 Syracuse be able to find its offense again when it takes on Boston College this Saturday at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
159 Syracuse at 160 Boston College
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Noon ET – Alumni Stadium
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Boston College is favored at home, as the Eagles are getting odds of -7 points against Syracuse. The over/under total is currently listed at 57.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 80 percent going on Syracuse on the road.
Orange dominated by ND
Syracuse was on a roll heading into last week’s matchup with Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium. The Irish rolled to a 36-3 victory. The Orange are 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the ACC. Syracuse is 8-3 overall, 5-2 in the ACC, 7-3-1 against the spread and 6-5 with the over.
The Orange are putting up big numbers on offense this year despite struggling last week. They are putting up 40.6 points and 459.6 yards per game. Eric Dungey is leading the offense with 2,203 passing yards and 14 touchdowns while also rushing for 698 yards and 12 touchdowns. Moe Neal is the leading rusher with 790 yards and five touchdowns while Jamal Custis has 43 catches for 758 yards and five scores. When it comes to defense, the Orange are allowing 28.4 points and 433.3 yards per game.
BC on a skid
After a 27-7 loss at home to Clemson two weeks ago, Boston College was unable to bounce back last week, suffering a 22-21 loss at Florida State. The Eagles are now 7-4 overall and 4-3 in the ACC. Boston College is 7-4 overall, 4-3 in the ACC, 7-4 against the spread and 6-5 with the under. BC has hit the under in four straight.
The Eagles have been known for defense most of the time, as they are giving up just 24.2 points and 381.4 yards per game. When it comes to offense, the Eagles are putting up 33 points and 408.7 yards per contest. AJ Dillon is leading the offense with 1,052 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Anthony Brown has thrown for 1,870 yards and 17 touchdowns with seven interceptions while Kobay White has 500 receiving yards on 31 catches with three touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
Syracuse is 7-2 with the under in its last nine road games and 12-4-1 with the under in its last 17 games following a loss.
Boston College is 5-2 with the over in its last seven home games and 5-2-1 with the over in its last eight games on fieldturf.
These two have pushed or hit the under in four straight meetings. While the Orange have moved the ball well this year, but they have been limited against respectable defenses like Clemson and Notre Dame. While BC is not in that class, the Eagles are still pretty tough and very physical up front. I think that can give Syracuse some problems. Boston College is still a good defense even when its offense isn’t moving the ball. I don’t expect the Eagles to break out offensively in this game. Syracuse will be up for the challenge of trying to regain its pride on defense this week, especially against a pretty simple offensive scheme. I like this game to be low scoring and a physical grind for both.
College Football Prediction: Syracuse/Boston College Under 57.5