Florida State at Boston College - 10/27/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida State at Boston College - 10/27/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Seminoles (2-4) at Boston College Eagles (4-4)

College Football: Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Alumni Stadium)

The Line: Boston College Eagles +4 -- Over/Under: 47 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Florida State Seminoles and Boston College Eagles meet Friday in college football action at Alumni Stadium on ESPN.

The Florida State Seminoles look for their third road victory of the season to rebound from a rough 2-4 record. The Florida State Seminoles have won six straight road games. James Blackman is completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 1,047 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Blackman has five touchdown passes and six interceptions in his last three games. Auden Tate and Nyqwan Murray have combined for 649 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Keith Gavin has 15 receptions. The Florida State Seminoles ground game is averaging 146.5 yards per contest, and Cam Akers leads the way with 455 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Florida State is allowing 22.5 points and 350.3 yards per game. Derwin James leads the Florida State Seminoles with 37 tackles, Josh Sweat has 3.5 sacks and Kyle Meyers has one interception. 

The Boston College Eagles look for a third straight victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Boston College Eagles have lost six of their last eight home games. Anthony Brown is completing 54.1 percent of his passes for 1,284 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Brown has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Kobay White and Tommy Sweeney have combined for 547 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jeff Smith has 19 receptions. The Boston College Eagles ground game is averaging 193.7 yards per contest, and AJ Dillon leads the way with 694 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Boston College is allowing 27.5 points and 421 yards per game. Zach Allen leads the Boston College Eagles with 65 tackles, Harold Landry has five sacks and Lukas Denis has five interceptions.

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The Seminoles are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4-2 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Eagles are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 22-9 in Eagles last 31 games overall and the under is 5-1 in Seminoles last 6 games overall.

Boston College has not won a game against Florida State since 2009, and if there was ever a chance to end that streak, it would be now. Florida State is simply not a good football team right now, as consistent offensive production is like pulling teeth and now the defense is allowing big plays left and right. Boston College has topped 40 points in back-to-back weeks, won two tough road games against Louisville and Virginia, and has shown to be one of the better pass defenses in the country that includes 12 interceptions. Alumni Stadium is going to be packed, loud, and FSU could easily check out if it gets down early. The Seminoles are a depressed football team that may have lost motivation the rest of the way. Boston College could add to that misery. Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick Boston College Eagles +4

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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