Boston College vs. Notre Dame - 9/16/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-1) at Boston College Eagles (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Alumni Stadium)
The Line: Boston College Eagles +11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Out at BC Alumni Stadium on Saturday, September 16, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Boston College Eagles will be meeting up in Week 3 college football action.
Notre Dame stands at 1-1 this season so far after an opening-week win over Temple 49-16, then a loss to Georgia 20-19 in Week 2. In that game, Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush went 19-of-39 for 211 yards but couldn’t find the end zone through the air. Josh Adams was the Irish’s leading receiver with six catches for 60 yards.
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So far this year for Notre Dame, Wimbush has 395 yards, two touchdowns and a pick, while Adams leads the team in rushing with 38 carries for 214 yards and two touchdowns. Equanimous St. Brown is the Irish’s top receiver with 6 catches for 96 yards and a score.
Over on the Boston College side, they’re coming in at 1-1 as well, following an opener win 23-20 over NIU and a 34-10 loss to Wake Forest this past Saturday. In that one, the Eagles gave up four turnovers—three of them being interceptions from Anthony Brown, who had 119 yards and a TD as well.
Brown has 310 yards, three TDs and four interceptions so far this year for the Eagles, while Thad Smith leads the rushers on 11 carries for 101 yards. Boston College’s top receiver this year is Kobay White, who has 10 catches for 118 yards.
Notre Dame is 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games on fieldturf, and 2-5 ATS in their last seven versus the ACC. The Irish are also 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are 4-1 ATS in the last five versus the independents, and 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine non-conference games. Boston College is also 3-9-2 ATS in their last 14 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last four games in September.
Neither one of these teams has been terribly impressive yet this year, and both teams still have a lot to learn. Boston College, in particular, looked rough in Week 2 and let offensive mistakes dominate the game. There’s a full-blown QB controversy going on with the Eagles, and that’s not good news for their prospects here. I’ll take Notre Dame to cover in this one.