Florida St. vs. Boston College Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Florida State is favored on the road in this game, as the Seminoles are getting odds of -4 points against Boston College. The over/under total for the contest is listed at just 47 points. Florida State has won seven straight meetings in this series and the Seminoles have covered the spread in four of the last six encounters. The public is currently putting 67 percent of the wagers on Florida State on the road. Tonights’s game takes place from Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The contest will air live on ESPN.
Florida State is coming off a 31-28 loss at home to Louisville this weekend to fall to 2-4 on the season and 2-3 in the ACC. The Seminoles are 0-4-2 against the spread this season as well. FSU hasn’t had much offense to go with this season, averaging just 19.8 points and 356 yards per game. The loss of Deondre Francois at QB really changed things. James Blackmon has thrown for 1,047 yards and seven touchdowns, but also has six interceptions. Cam Akers and Jacques Patrick have combined for 888 rushing yards and two touchdowns, but Patrick is now out for the season with a knee injury. Auden Tate has caught 24 passes for 374 yards and five touchdowns. The FSU defense is doing what it can to keep the team competitive, allowing just 22.5 points and 350.3 yards per game.
Boston College is coming off a 41-10 win at Virginia last week to improve to 4-4 on the season and 2-3 in the ACC. The Eagles are 5-2 against the spread, covering in five straight games. BC is not quite as strong on defense as it usually is. The Eagles are giving up 27.5 points and 421 yards per game, including 224 rushing yards per contest. On offense, BC is putting up just 23 points and 375.3 yards per game. AJ Dillon has run for a team-high 694 yards with six touchdowns. Jon Hilliman has added 391 yards with three touchdowns. Anthony Brown has thrown for 1,284 yards and 10 touchdowns with eight interceptions.
Florida State is not a team I feel good about betting on, especially as a road favorite. Boston College is on a nice roll right now and returns home as an underdog, which should give it plenty of motivation. Boston College has covered in six straight after a win and the Eagles are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 home games against a team with a losing road record. I think the FSU offense continues to struggle and Boston College is able to grind out a win, which is something it knows how to do.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: BOSTON COLLEGE +4