Boston College Eagles (4-3) at Syracuse Orange (1-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange +14 -- Over/Under: 52.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Boston College Eagles visit the Syracuse Orange as they meet Saturday in week 10 ACC college football action at the Carrier Dome.
The Boston College Eagles look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last six games. The Boston College Eagles have lost five of their last eight road games. Phil Jurkovec is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 1,875 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Jurkovec has two or more touchdown passes in five straight games. Zay Flowers and Hunter Long have combined for 1,014 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while CJ Lewis has 18 receptions. The Boston College Eagles ground game is averaging 94.5 yards per contest, and David Bailey leads the way with 304 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Boston College is allowing 26.3 points and 392 yards per game. Isaiah McDuffie leads the Boston College Eagles with 69 tackles, Maximilian Roberts has 4.5 sacks and Jahmin Muse has two interceptions.
The Syracuse Orange need a feel good win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Syracuse Orange have lost three straight home games. Tommy DeVito is completing 50 percent of his passes for 593 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. DeVito and Rex Culpepper have combined for 10 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. Taj Harris and Nykeim Johnson have combined for 689 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Anthony Queeley has 24 receptions. The Syracuse Orange ground game is averaging 90.2 yards per contest, and Sean Tucker leads the way with 362 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Syracuse is allowing 33.3 points and 473 yards per game. Mikel Jones leads the Syracuse Orange with 49 tackles, Josh Black has two sacks and Andre Cisco has one interception.
The Eagles are 14-6 ATS in their last 20 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Orange are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 conference games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The under is 7-3 in Eagles last 10 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Orange last 5 games overall. The road team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.
The Boston College Eagles nearly pulled off the upset of the college football season last week when they got off to a fast start against Clemson and actually had a 77.5 percent winning percentage when they had an 18-point lead late in the second quarter. While BC wasn't able to complete the task, it should give the Eagles confidence that they can play with anybody in the ACC. The Syracuse Orange are one of the worst teams in college football offensively and have a defense that can't stop the run. Syracuse has been a decent team to back in the underdog role in the past, but this appears to be a bad year for the Orange.
It's Boston College in a comfortable road victory or pass for me.