Free NCAA Football Boston College Bowl Prediction: East Carolina vs. Boston College Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Boston College Bowl
East Carolina Pirates (7-5) vs. Boston College Eagles (6-6)
Date: Friday, December 24, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: East Carolina +3.0 / Boston College -3.0 (Bet Now!)
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Pirates +140 / Boston College -160
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 51.0
It’s your boy Lavoie again with another bowl game pick. What a great time of year, holidays coming around, families getting together and College Football Playoff season is in full swing and the NFL season is in the home stretch. So make yourself a stiff rum and eggnog and let’s dive into the lines for this here Military Bowl! Let’s go!!
Last year due to the c-word, the Military Bowl was cancelled and so the fans in the DC metropolitan area are gonna be hyped up for this one when it goes down in Annapolis at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on the 27th of this month.
East Carolina Pirates
In the final game for this team in the season they got waxed by the Bearcats 35-13 at home and are looking to shake that one off. This team was solid on both sides of the ball all season long and unfortunately were dealt one of the toughest schedules in the country.
Per teamrankings.com they were 50th in the country in points per game dealing 29.5 and giving up 26.1 to opponents which was good enough to be 55th best.
Where they were most impressive however though was on 3rd down conversions. 3rd year offensive coordinator Donnie Kirkpatrick has had them moving the chains on 3rd down situations 35.7% percent of the time and even better on the other side of the ball are only allowing opposing offences convert 31.6% of the time which was 6th best in the country.
Boston College Eagles
The Eagles had a pretty solid defense throughout the season the frequently put the offense in good spots to score and often times were frustrated watching their teammates come up empty. They were 40th in the country in both points allowed and yards allowed giving up 24.2 and 358.4, respectively.
Despite their woes converting their drives into points, this offence certainly did not have much trouble extending drives. On 3rd downs, they converted 38.7% of the time and on their 4th down attempts they completed a whopping 55% of them.
I think this Eagles team will continue this trend against ECU, that being staying on the field but struggling in the red zone.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Monday’s over/under is 2.9 points lower than the two team’s combined 54.4 points per game average.
- The average total in Eagles games this season is 54.8, 3.3 points more than Monday’s total of 51.5.
- The 57.4 PPG average total in Pirates games this season is 5.9 points more than this game’s over/under.
4* Free Military Bowl NCAA Betting Pick: East Carolina (+3.0) @ -110
I love the Pirates to not only cover this but win outright. I would even take the moneyline at +140. I think the Pirates are a more sound football team with a much higher scoring offence and I just see a ton of value here in this underdog in a bowl game. Both teams last games resulted in embarrassing losses to superior teams and so I think both we’ll be hungry to not lose the last game of their season. I expect it to be close I think the spread indicates that well. Hammer the Pirates!
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