Boston College Eagles vs. Massachusetts Minutemen - 9/10/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston College Eagles (0-1) at Massachusetts Minutemen (0-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Gillette Stadium)
The Line: Massachusetts Minutemen +16.5 -- Over/Under: 41 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESP3, AMSN
On Saturday, September 10, we’ve got Week 2 college football action from Gillette Stadium between the Boston College Eagles and the Massachusetts Minutemen.
Boston College suffered a tough loss in Week 1 against Georgia Tech 17-14. The Yellow Jackets capped off their victory with a 4-yard touchdown run with just 35 seconds left in the fourth. Eagles QB Patrick Towles had a pretty unsuccessful day passing in Week 1, completing 11 of 17 throws for 137 yards and an interception. Boston College was much better on the ground, as RB Jon Hillman posted a game-high 102 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown. Hillman’s long run on the day totaled a whopping 73 yards. Charlie Callinan was the leading receiver for Boston College, but he came up with just four receptions for 53 yards and a long of 17 yards.
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Over on the Minutemen side, they’re coming off a Week 1 loss as well. Massachusetts was expected to get blown out by potential Southeastern Conference champs Florida, but actually made a decent game of it score-wise. The Minutemen ultimately fell 24-7, but were down just 10-7 entering the fourth quarter. QB Ross Comis had trouble finding receivers in the teeth of the Gators defense, finishing with a 9-of-17 line for 141 yards. Andy Isabella was the main beneficiary in the passing game, grabbing three balls for 95 yards. There wasn’t much on the ground for the Minutemen, either, as Marquis Young carried 19 times for 59 yards in all. With everything added up, Massachusetts would end up with just 46 rush yards on 35 carries.
The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, and 11-27 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Boston College is also 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games overall, and 1-3-2 ATS in their last six games in September.
As for the Minutemen, they’re 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in September, and 2-7 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Massachusetts is also 0-4 ATS in their last four home games, and 0-4 ATS in their last four games following an ATS win.
The Minutemen really earned some respect with a relatively solid showing against a tough opponent in Week 1, and should come in confident against Boston College. I’ll take Massachusetts here.