Boston College Eagles vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Pick-Odds-Prediction 11/2/13
Virginia Tech Hokies (6-2) at Boston College Eagles (3-4)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm (Alumni Stadium)
The Line: Boston College Eagles 5 -- Over/Under: 42 See the Latest Odds
TV: ABC/ ESPN2
The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Boston College to play the Eagles on Saturday.
The Hokies dropped to 6-2 overall, 3-1 in the ACC, after a 13-10 loss at home against Duke last weekend. The Hokies had won six straight games before the loss, following their season opening loss to Alabama. The game against Duke was over when Hokies QB Logan Thomas threw his fourth interception of the game with less than 5 minutes left. If you looked at the box score you would have though Virginia Tech won by double-digits, but the turnovers kept Duke in the game. Thomas completed 21 of 28 passes for 214 yards for Virginia Tech, who gained 387 total yards on offense. WR Demitri Knowles caught 4 balls for 69 yards in the loss. RB Trey Edmunds only had 12 carries for 44 yards, while Thomas added 101 rushing yards for the Hokies. Thomas has thrown for 1,665 yards with 9 touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season. Knowles leads the team in receiving with 33 catches for 415 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Edmunds has rushed for a team-high 437 yards and 4 touchdowns this year. Virginia Tech ranks an awful 102nd in points scored this season, averaging just over 21 points per game. The Virginia Tech defense held Duke to only 198 total yards and forced 4 turnovers in the game. The Hokies did not allow Duke to convert on any 3rd down opportunities in the game. The Hokies defense ranks 5th in the country in points allowed, holding their opponents to just under 15 points per game on average this season.
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The Boston College Eagles dropped to 3-4 overall, 1-3 ACC, after losing at North Carolina 34-10 on Saturday. The Eagles have not played well on the road this season, dropping to 0-3 away from home on the year. Boston College earned only 261 total yards on offense against the Tar Heels. QB Chase Rettig completed 10 of 20 passes for only 57 yards, while getting sacked four times. WR Alex Amidon caught 8 balls for 38 yards for the Eagles. RB Andre Williams, the ACC’s leading rusher, ran for 172 yards in his fifth 100-yard performance of the season and had a 56-yard touchdown run. Rettig has thrown for 1,140 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. Amidon has caught a team-high 46 balls for 585 yards and 3 touchdowns. Williams has rushed for a team-high 1,010 yards with 8 touchdowns this season. Boston College ranks 94th in points scored this season, averaging 23 points per contest. The Boston College defense allowed 392 yards against the Tar Heels last weekend and could not force any turnovers. The Eagles defense ranks 67th in points allowed, giving up just over 27 points per game. The Eagles will head back home where they are 3-1 on the year, with the only loss coming against Florida State.
The under is 4-0 in Virginia Tech’s last 4 games overall and 5-0 in their last 5 conference games. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The Hokies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Boston College. The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss.
The Hokies have won the last five meetings with Boston College, including a 7 point win at Boston College last season. Virginia Tech has only played two games away from Lane Stadium this season and they earned two wins. Boston College has played well at home this year, giving Florida State a scare a month ago. This should be a low scoring game with both defenses playing well and the offenses too inconsistent. Virginia Tech should take away the Eagles rushing attack, while Boston College should be able to put pressure on Thomas and force him into some bad throws. I’m going to take the home dog in this game and I would also lean towards the under. I don’t see either team reaching 20 points in this contest.