Saturday, October 24, 2015
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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The Boston College Eagles face the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 38.
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Jeff Smith finished his last game with 87 yards through the air for Boston College. He completed 7 passes out of 22 attempts for a 32% completion percentage. Myles Willis led the Eagles in rushing with 88 yards. He averaged 6 yards per carry on his 15 rushing attempts for the game. Tyler Rouse led the team in receiving with 1 receptions for 39 yards. He had an average of 39 yards per reception in the contest. As a team in that game Boston College had 246 total yards on 61 plays. They gained 7 rushing first downs, 3 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 11 first downs on the game. The Eagles rushed for 159 yards by way of 38 carries.
Lamar Jackson finished his last game with 307 yards through the air for Louisville. He completed 20 passes out of 35 attempts for a 57% completion percentage. Lamar Jackson led the Cardinals in rushing with 32 yards. He averaged 2 yards per carry on his 19 rushing attempts for the game. James Quick led the team in receiving with 5 receptions for 130 yards. He had an average of 26 yards per reception in the contest. Louisville had 406 total yards on 65 plays. They gained 6 rushing first downs, 13 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 20 first downs on the game. The Cardinals rushed for 99 yards by way of 30 carries.
Boston College is averaging 20.1 points per game on the offensive side of the ball. They are completing 8.1 passes per game on 19 attempts for a 42.9 percent completion percentage and average 105.9 yards in the passing department per game. The Eagles carry the ball for an average of 206.1 yards per game on 46.9 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry this season. They are also running 65.9 plays per game and average 4.7 yards per play for an average of 312 yards per contest. The Eagles manage 16.7 first downs per contest and they average a total of 55.3 penalty yards on 6.4 penalties.
Boston College gives up 11 points per contest and an average of 144.6 passing yards each game on the defensive side of the ball. They allow an average of 13.7 completed passes on 27.6 attempts for a completion percentage of 49.7. The Eagles allow an average of 51.7 rushing yards per game on 30.1 carries for a 1.7 average. Boston College allows 196.3 total yards per game including 3.4 yards per play. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.3 penalties for 50.7 yards per game.
Louisville is putting 26.3 points on the board per game on the offensive side of the ball. They complete 18.7 passes per game on 33.8 attempts for a 55.2 percent completion percentage and average 238.2 yards in the passing department for each outing. The Cardinals carry the ball for an average of 152.8 yards per game on 37.2 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry. They also run 71 plays per game and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 391 yards in each contest. The Cardinals are gaining 22.2 first downs per contest and they average 58.8 penalty yards on 6.7 penalties per game.
Louisville surrenders 23.7 points per game and 210.3 passing yards each outing on the defensive side of the ball. They allow 19.2 completed passes per game on 30.5 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.8. The Cardinals allow an average of 144.5 rushing yards per game on 37.8 carries for an average of 3.8 yards per carry. Louisville allows 354.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.2 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 58.5 yards in each contest.
Boston College Betting Trends
Boston College is 2-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Boston College has an ATS record of 3-3-1 this season
Louisville Betting Trends
Louisville is 3-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
Louisville has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/28/15 RB Jon Hilliman Foot out for season
09/20/15 QB Darius Wade Ankle out for season
08/31/15 WR Ben Glines Collarbone expected to miss 6-8 weeks
08/31/15 WR Chris Garrison Hand expected to miss 6-8 weeks
08/31/15 TE Michael Giacone Leg out for season
09/22/15 WR Alphonso Carter Hamstring out indefinitely
09/22/15 WR Jamari Staples Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston College
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