Boston College vs. Virginia Tech - 10/7/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Tech Hokies (4-1) at Boston College Eagles (2-3)
College Football: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:15 pm (Alumni Stadium)
The Line: Boston College Eagles +14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Over at BC Alumni Stadium on Saturday evening, the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Boston College Eagles will be meeting up in college football action.
Virginia Tech sits at 4-1 right now, opening up the year with wins over West Virginia, Delaware, East Carolina and Old Dominion, then losing in their last appearance 31-17 to Clemson. In that Tigers game, Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson went 29-of-44 for 251 yards, one score and two picks, while Cam Phillips logged seven catches for 74 yards.
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So far this season, Jackson has 1378 yards, 12 scores and three picks, while Travon McMilian leads the Virginia Tech rush on 38 carries, 191 yards and one TD. Phillips is tops in the Hokies’ receiving game with 41 catches, 597 yards and five scores.
Over on the Boston College side, they’re sitting at 2-3 so far, with wins over Northern Illinois and Central Michigan sandwiched around losses to Wake Forest, Notre Dame and Clemson. In that Central Michigan game, Boston College QB Anthony Brown went 14-of-21 for 85 yards and a score, while AJ Dillon did most of the heavy lifting on 25 carries, 120 yards and one score.
On the year, Brown has 743 yards, six scores and seven interceptions, while Jon Hilliman is the top Eagles rusher on 325 yards, 87 carries and two TDs. Kobay White is the leading Boston College receiver with his 19 catches and 187 yards.
The Hokies are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up loss and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games overall. Virginia Tech is also 2-7 ATS in their last nine road games versus a team with a losing home record and the under is 13-3 in the Hokies’ last 16 games in October.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are 4-10-2 ATS in their last 16 home games and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 conference games. The under is 12-4 in the Eagles’ last 16 home games and 36-16-2 in their last 54 conference games.
If nothing else, Virginia Tech is a pretty deep football team. They have five rushers with at least 130 yards, and three receivers with at least 120 yards. Aside from that Clemson game, the Hokies have scored at least 27 points in every outing, and broken 30 points three times. That said, Boston College isn’t blowing any doors down with their 4.49 yards per pass and 3.6 yards per carry, and they don’t have much to get excited about beyond White and Jeff Smith. I like Virginia Tech to come out strong here and nail a cover.