Free Week 1 Prediction: Eagles vs Huskies Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Boston College Eagles vs. NIU Huskies (0-0)
Date: Friday September 1st
Time: 9:30 pm EST
Venue: Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, Illinois
NCAA Football Spread: Boston College -3
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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One of the toughest proven mid majors in the college football world will get their chance for a opening season win when they take on the Boston College Eagles in Week 1 of the season.
NIU has built quite the profile for themselves, while Boston College looks to make it 2 wins over the Huskies in the past 3 years.
Boston College Eagles
Boston College has some momentum to build off of last season.
After an up and down start, they managed to capture wins in their final 2 games to become bowl eligible, which turned into a Quick Lane Bowl win over the Maryland Terrapins.
The Eagles do have a lot of work to be done as they once again finished in the bottom of the ACC.
They’ll look to redshirt freshman Anthony Brown, who has dual threat abilities. Brown will be eased into the QB role though, as you can expect the Eagles to give a heavy dosage of the run game here against the Huskies,.
Boston College has a solid group backs in Jon Hilliman and Davon Jones, who have plenty of experience with the ground and pound game.
Explosiveness and lack of big plays killed this Eagles team last year, as they likely won’t have either once again, as they are one of the most conservative teams in college football.
The Huskies track record prior to last season was quite impressive. They typically found themselves in bowl games and atop the MAC, but a 5-7 season saw them miss bowl season for the first time since 2008.
NIU was one of the most injured teams last season and with that being the main reason for their struggles, they have a lot of high hope heading into this season.
The Huskies have started 5 different QBs over the past 26 games, but will have a healthy core of depth both at QB and at RB this year to rely on.
Here against Boston College, the Huskies will likely give time to both junior Ryan Graham and sophomore Daniel Santacaterina under center.
The competition is likely to carry into the season, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing for a team that has relied on depth the past few seasons.
- Eagles are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. MAC.
- Eagles are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.
- Eagles are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- Huskies are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on fieldturf.
- Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Huskies are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. ACC.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
This one is essentially a coin clip. Both teams play similar styles, which should set us up for a lower scoring game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Boston College -3
Look for the Eagles to try and establish the run game early, as their offensive line should get a solid push against the Huskies defensive front.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Boston College 23- NIU 14
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