Boston College Eagles (2-0) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-0)
College Football: Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm (BB&T Field)
The Line: Wake Forest Demon Deacons +4.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Boston College Eagles and Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet Thursday in college football action at the BB&T Field.
The Boston College Eagles take to the road for the first time this season and look for their first 3-0 start since the 2007 season. The Boston College Eagles have won each of their last three road games. Anthony Brown is completing 73.9 percent of his passes for 322 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Brown has a combined eight touchdown passes in his last five games. Kobay White and Noah Jordan-Williams have combined for 202 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Ray Marten has three receptions. The Boston College Eagles ground game is averaging 318.5 yards per contest, and AJ Dillon leads the way with 247 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Boston College is allowing 17.5 points and 289.5 yards per game. Davon Jones leads the Boston College Eagles with 10 tackles, Vinny DePalma has one sack and Hamp Cheevers has one interception.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons look for an impressive conference victory to start 3-0 for the third straight season. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have won five of their last seven home games. Sam Hartman is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 620 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. Hartman enters this game with 78 career pass attempts under his belt. Greg Dortch and Sage Surratt have combined for 456 receiving yards and one touchdown while Alex Bachman has nine receptions. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ground game is averaging 247 yards per contest, and Cade Carney leads the way with 184 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Wake Forest is allowing 18.5 points and 423 yards per game. Chris Calhoun leads the Wake Forest Demon Deacons with 14 tackles, Willie Yarbary has 1.5 sacks and Essang Bassey has one interception.
The Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Demon Deacons are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 conference games, 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings and the under is 8-0 in the last 8 meetings.
The Boston College Eagles have been crushing the spread dating back to last season, but with these results, they enter a field where they're not exactly successful. The Boston College Eagles are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 road games when favored by at least three points. Boston College is the more physical team and has one of the best players in the country in Dillon, but I'm not sure I trust them in spots like this, especially when they haven't played anybody up to this point. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 home games when an underdog of at least three points. Wake forest also has the best win of any of these teams up to this point, which was a road win over an underrated Tulane team. And while the rosters are different, Wake Forest did beat the hell out of Boston College on the road last season. I'll take a shot with the points here, mainly due to not trust Boston College as road favorites.