Free Week 13 Prediction: Eagles vs. Fighting Irish Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 13
(5-5) Boston College Eagles vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-2)
Date: Saturday, November 23rd 2019
Time: 2:30 pm EST
Venue: Notre Dame Stadium, South Bend, Indiana
NCAA Football Spread: Notre Dame -20.5
NCAA Betting Total: 64
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Boston College vs. Notre Dame is a tradition. All that gold on the helmets and such.
There is not a ton on the line here other than Boston College being one win away from bowl eligibility.
Notre Dame is just looking for a tidy finish to get a nice bowl game, perhaps on New Year’s Day.
Boston College Eagles
The Eagles have been tough to figure out this season, I mean who loses to Kansas at home. They need that one win and have two road games to get it.
One of the challenges has been QB play. Anthony Brown was semi-competent but got hurt a month ago. Sophomore Dennis Grosel looks to be getting better but is far from dependable.
That puts a lot on the very broad shoulders of running back AJ Dillon. This will be Dillon’s best season yet as he has not had a game under 76 yards on the ground with a high of 242. He is a true hammer at 250 pounds.
The Boston College defense has been terrible this season. They are supposed to be the other input in a winning BC formula but the numbers speak for themselves, over 30ppg allowed and 128th in the nation in yards.
Visit too Notre Dame can bring out the best in a team. I expect BC to fight hard in this one.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
This is a good but not elite Notre Dame team. They have just a couple of losses, on the road to Michigan and Georgia. Not a lot of teams are going to win in those spots. They have won three in a row and have a great shot at 10 wins.
They have BC and then at Stanford next week. I expect that they will be favoured in both games. They are top 20 in scoring offense and defense.
Quarterback Ian Book is having a good season but I think the Irish were expecting more. As it turns out he is more game manager than a star.
This is a big spread and the Irish are going to have to be sharp to cover that number. The strength of the defense is against the pass so how they corral Dillon will be critical.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 7-2 in BC last 9 non-conference games.
- BC are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 road games.
- BC are 11-5-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- ND are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Under is 9-4 in ND last 13 games overall.
- Under is 9-4 in ND last 13 non-conference games.
Free Week 13 NCAA Football Pick
When BC can get AJ Dillon going it changes everything. They have been able to do so more than half the time, the exception being some of the better defenses on their schedule.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Boston College +20.5
This number just looks a little too big to me. Notre Dame is the better team, there is no doubt about that but they are not really explosive.
For them to cover they need to be in the lead all game and I just don’t see that happening, When BC leads/is close they can slow things down with that hammer.
Week 13 Free Score Prediction: Notre Dame 38 – Boston College 28
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