Sevpro First Responder Bowl Prediction

Boston College vs. Boise State, 12/26/18 Sevpro First Responder Bowl Predictions

The Boise State Broncos are slight favorites over the Boston College Eagles in Wednesday’s Servpro First Responder Bowl at 1:30 p.m. ET. Will the Broncos cover the spread or are the upset-minded Eagles a better play?

Game Snapshot

229 Boston College Eagles at 230 Boise State Broncos

1:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Broncos are 2.5-point favorites to beat the Eagles. The total, meanwhile, sits at 51 points. As of this writing, 61% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Broncos.

Boston College Eagles

Multiple outlets are reporting that Boston College HC Steve Addazio's contract has been extended through the 2022 season. Just a minor two-year extension, here, as Addazio's contract had previously been set to run through the 2020 season. His Boston College team turned in a 7-5 record for the 2018 regular season and will be taking on Boise State in the First Responder Bowl come Dec. 26. Addazio owns a .500 record (38-38) with the Eagles since taking over as head coach prior to the 2013 season.

Boise State Broncos

Boise State freshman WR Khalil Shakir (undisclosed) will not play in the First Responders Bowl against Boston College. Shakir was expected to play as of three weeks ago, but those plans have changed due to his unknown injury. Boise State will also be without wide receiver John Hightower and running back Robert Mahone, so volume will be funneled towards the top end players like Sean Modster.

Betting Trends

Boston College

The over is 4-0 in the Eagles’ last four bowl games but the under is 4-1 in their last five games overall.

Boise State

The under is 5-0 in the Broncos’ last five games overall but the over is 5-2 in their last seven bowl games.

Prediction

The Eagles are just 2-7 against the spread in their last nine bowl games and have dropped nine of their last 10 games played in the month of December. Meanwhile, the Broncos are 7-3 against the number in their last 10 bowl games, are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game and are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games coming off an ATS loss.

Servpro First Responder Bowl Prediction: Boise State Broncos -2.5

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