Boston College at Louisville - 10/24/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston College Eagles (3-4) at Louisville Cardinals (2-4)
College Football: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Papa John's Cardinal Stadium)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -7.5 -- Over/Under: 37 See the Latest Odds
The Boston College Eagles and Louisville Cardinals meet Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
The Boston College Eagles look for a win to snap a three-game losing streak and get back to a .500 record. Jeff Smith is completing 30.8 percent of his passes for 173 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Smith has 34 pass attempts in his last two games. Thadd Smith and Charlie Callinan have combined for 263 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Bobby Wolford has nine receptions. The Boston College Eagles ground game is averaging 206.1 yards per contest, and Smith leads the way with 270 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Boston College is allowing 11 points and 196.3 yards per game. Steven Daniels leads the Eagles with 45 tackles, Connor Strachan has two interceptions and Matt Milano has four sacks.
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The Louisville Cardinals need a victory to climb out of a brutal 2-4 hole. Lamar Jackson is completing 54.5 percent of his passes for 905 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Jackson has four touchdown passes in his last two games. James Quick and Jaylen Smith have combined for 523 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Micky Crum has 13 receptions. The Louisville Cardinals ground game is averaging 152.8 yards per contest, and Jackson leads the way with 467 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Louisville is allowing 23.7 points and 354.8 yards per game. James Burgess leads the Cardinals with 50 tackles, Chucky Williams has two interceptions and Sheldon Rankins has four sacks. Alphonso Carter is questionable.
The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The Cardinals are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games following a S.U. loss and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games.
Neither team has looked impressive this season, especially Louisville, a team that has looked downright awful at times. When it's all said and done, Boston College's defense is the best unit that will be on the field. The Eagles have a shot to win this outright if the Cardinals continue playing like crap.
I'll take the points.