Free Week 8 Prediction: Orange vs Eagles Odds
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(3-4) Syracuse Orange vs. Boston College Eagles (3-3
Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 12:30 pm EST
Venue: Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachussets
NCAA Football Spread: Boston College -5
NCAA Betting Total: 52.5
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Syracuse has some serious momentum coming into this one. They beat up on a good Virginia Tech team last.
They needed it too after some vert lacklustre results on the road. This is definitely a game they can win and probably need to if they want to be bowl eligible.
Boston College is in the same boat in terms of needing to bank some wins in 50/50 games like this one.
If they do not get it I would put their chances of advancing to a bowl pretty low. Nice to see a Big East matchup from time to time, though this is definitely not a classic.
A lot of people in the business had Syracuse last week as the line got up over 20 points against Va Tech.
Going up to the dome is a tough trip and they definitely did not roll out the red carpet for the Hokies beating them outright. It was a complete effort too as they were able run and throw and play good defense.
The program is not there yet but you can see how they might be turning a corner under Dino Babers.
It is no surprise but Babers has got the passing offense going this season – the Orange are 9th in the nation. QB Eric Dungey has already eclipsed his passing numbers from a year ago had more TDs than picks in every game but one, the loss to Wake Forest.
As the talent improves for the Orange their attack will get ever more dangerous.
Boston College Eagles
The Eagles have to bounce back from getting trounced by Clemson. There is no shame there but they have to be a little shaken given they pride themselves on defense and they just got blitzed 56-10.
Even after giving up more than 500 yards to the Tigers they are still third in the nation in yards allowed. Syracuse is not as talented as Clemson but they are going to test the Eagles through the air all game long. They have to be right.
Once again the Boston College offense is struggling to score. The running game is average and Patrick Towles has been a big disappointment at QB.
The Eagles are actually averaging more on the ground than through the air, which is pretty amazing when you considering that they are not an option team.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 4-0 in Orange last 4 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Over is 5-0 in Orange last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Orange are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Eagles are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games.
- Under is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Under is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 games following a bye week.
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Even though they just got hammered the Eagles are still home favourites because of their defensive reputation. This is going to be a tougher test than we might have thought at the beginning of the year for sure.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Syracuse +5
Boston College is a good defense but they were just taken to the woodshed by Clemson and that can have a lingering effect. This week they will give up half as many points but it still won’t be enough to get their limited offense off the hook.
Look for Syracuse to get some points on the board early and hang on. BC could be a nice second half play after they make some adjustments.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: Syracuse 28 – Boston College 24
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