Louisville vs. Boston College - 10/14/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston College Eagles (2-4) at Louisville Cardinals (4-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm (Papa John's Cardinal Stadium)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -19 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, the Boston College Eagles and the Louisville Cardinals will be meeting up in college football action.
The Eagles are sitting at 2-4 so far this year following wins over Northern Illinois and Central Michigan, and losses to Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Clemson and Virginia Tech. In that Virginia Tech game, Boston College QB Anthony Brown went 13-of-30 for 166 yards while also leading the rush with seven carries for 51 yards.
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So far this year, Brown has 909 yards with six scores and seven picks, while Jon Hillman is the top rusher for the Eagles on 100 carries, 347 yards and two scores. Kobay White is the leading receiver for Boston College, with 21 receptions and 228 yards.
Over on the Louisville side, they’re sitting at 4-2 this season, bagging wins over Purdue, North Carolina, Kent State and Murray State with losses to Clemson and NC State. In that NC State game, Louisville QB Lamar Jackson put up 354 yards, one TD and a pick through the air while also leading the rush on 19 carries, 73 yards and two touchdowns.
So far this year, Jackson has 1990 passing yards, 14 TDs and four picks, and he also leads the Cardinals in rushing on 91 carries with 510 yards and seven scores. Dez Fitzpatrick is the leading Louisville receiver with his 414 yards and six scores on 26 catches.
Boston College is 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an ATS win and 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games versus a team with a winning home record. The Eagles are also 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 conference games and the under is 20-6-1 in the Eagles’ last 27 games in October.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games in October. Louisville is also 0-6 ATS in their last six home games and 0-7 ATS in their last seven games on fieldturf.
Let’s look at Boston College’s results against ranked teams so far. Versus Clemson, the Eagles lost 34-7, and in the Virginia Tech game Boston College fell 23-10. That makes three times this year the Eagles offense has been held to 10 points or fewer. As for Louisville, they should have matched up better against NC State, but the Wolfpack are a good team who have been playing well this season. I expect this to be something of a bounce-back statement game for the Cardinals, so I’ll take Louisville for the cover here.