Syracuse Orange (6-5) vs. Boston College Eagles (3-8)
November 26, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Boston College Eagles +10.5 / Syracuse Orange -10.5; Over/Under: +47
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The Syracuse Orange and Boston College Eagles meet Saturday in week 13 college football action at Alumni Stadium. The Syracuse Orange look to snap a 5-game losing streak. The Boston College Eagles have lost 5 of their last 6 games.
The Syracuse Orange have lost 3 straight road games. Garrett Shrader is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 2,025 yards, 15 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Oronde Gadsden II and Devaughn Cooper have combined for 1,081 receiving yards and 8 touchdowns, while Damien Alford has 13 receptions. The Syracuse Orange ground game is averaging 141.4 yards per contest, and Sean Tucker leads the way with 935 yards and 9 touchdowns. Defensively, Syracuse is allowing 22.6 points and 338.6 yards per game. Mikel Jones leads the Syracuse Orange with 82 tackles, Caleb Okechukwu has 6 sacks and Ja’Had Carter has 3 interceptions.
The Boston College Eagles have lost 3 of their last 5 home games. Phil Jurkovec is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 1,711 yards, 11 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Zay Flowers and Jaelen Gill have combined for 1,338 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, while George Takacs has 26 receptions. The Boston College Eagles ground game is averaging 62.3 yards per contest, and Pat Garwo III leads the way with 320 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Boston College is allowing 30.2 points and 372.7 yards per game. Vinny DePalma leads the Boston College Eagles with 83 tackles, Donovan Ezeiruaku has 6 sacks and Kam Arnold has 2 interceptions.
The Orange are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Orange last 8 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Eagles last 13 games on fieldturf. The Orange are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
It’s hard to find a good reason to back the Boston College Eagles because they’re not a good team. However, the Syracuse Orange have fallen off a cliff over the last month and their defense hasn’t shown much resistance. Syracuse could easily continue to fold like a beach chair. Also, this is senior night for Boston College and there are 20 seniors on this roster. I’d expect BC to show up and play hard for many guys who will be on the field for the last time. Give me the points.