Boston College at Connecticut College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The Boston College Eagles head to Fenway Park to play the Connecticut Huskies on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston College as 5 point favorites. The Eagles are 6-3-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-7-0. The Huskies are 4-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-5-0.
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Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The Boston College Eagles are 6-3-1 against the spread
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Connecticut Huskies are 4-6-0 against the spread
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
11/12/17 QB Anthony Brown Knee injured last game, is doubtful Saturday vs. Connecticut
11/12/17 DE Harold Landry Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
11/12/17 DB Kamrin Moore Shoulder injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
11/12/17 OL Shane Leonard Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Connecticut
09/28/17 LB Connor Strachan Knee out for season
09/28/17 LB Max Richardson Knee out indefinitely
09/27/17 OL Elijah Johnson ACL out for season
09/10/17 OL Jon Baker ACL out for season
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/12/17 QB Bryant Shirreffs Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
11/12/17 DL Connor Freeborn Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
11/12/17 QB David Pindell None has been named the starter Saturday vs. Boston College
11/12/17 RB Jason Thompson Concussion is "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
11/12/17 WR Kyle Buss Personal is "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
10/12/17 DB Brice McAllister Hand out indefinitely
10/01/17 DB Ian Swenson Shoulder out for season
09/27/17 LS Nick Zecchino Undisclosed out for season
09/27/17 OL Ryan Crozier ACL out for season
08/27/17 LB E. J. Levenberry Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boston College Eagles are 102nd in the country in points scored with 233. They have run 775 plays this year for 3,678 yards, which ranks them 112th in Division 1 in total offense. The Eagles average 4.7 yards per play, which is 121st in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 192 1st downs this season, ranking them 92nd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Boston College has run for 2,027 yards as a unit, which ranks 33rd in college football. They've run 470 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 37 times for 291 yards so far this year, which has them 127th in the country in penalties. Darius Wade has passed for 225 yards this year. He's completed 23 throws while attempting 40 passes for a completion percentage of 57.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 99.8. He averages 4.5 adjusted yards per throw and 5.6 yards per pass attempt.
Boston College is 46th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 240. They have given up a total of 3,948 yards on D, which is 70th in D-1. The Eagles are 46th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 164 throws on 327 attempts against the Boston College Eagles defense this season, ranking them 35th and 91st in the nation. The Boston College pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,871 yards in the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 409 attempts for 2,077 yards this season, putting them in 112th place in the country against the run. The Eagles have had 49 penalties for 411 yards on defense this year. That places them 20th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Boston College is 6th in the country in punt returns with 25. They've totaled 356 punt return yards and average 14.2 yards per return, which is 12th in D-1. They have returned 33 kicks for 714 yards on special teams, which puts them 28th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 22 yards per kick return and they are 58th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,748. The Boston College Eagles have tried 16 field goals this year and made 10, which is 74th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 63%. Boston College Eagles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 29 for 29 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,620 yards on 65 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 93rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Huskies have run for 1,409 yards as a team, which ranks 89th in college football. They've run 391 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Connecticut Huskies have been penalized on offense 52 times for 502 yards so far this season, which has them 96th in the country in penalties. They are 92nd in the nation in points scored with 246. They have run 728 plays this season for 4,125 yards, which ranks them 32nd in Division 1 in total offense. Connecticut averages 5.7 yards per play, which is 59th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 212 1st downs this year, placing them 54th overall as an offensive unit. David Pindell averages 5.6 yards per pass attempt and 5 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 43 passes on 75 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 108.2. He has thrown for 423 yards this season.
The Connecticut Huskies rush defense has allowed 372 attempts for 1,755 yards this year, putting them in 78th place in D-1 against the run. Connecticut has committed 100 penalties for 905 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 129th in college football. They are 124th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 394. They have surrendered a total of 5,508 yards on D, which is 127th in the country. The Huskies are ranked 126th in yards per play allowed with 6.9. Opposing offenses have completed 292 passes on 430 attempts against the Connecticut defense this season, placing them 129th and 129th in Division 1. The Connecticut Huskies pass defense has also given up a total of 3,753 yards through the air, which is 129th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Connecticut Huskies have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 8, which is 96th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Connecticut kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 26 for 27 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,999 yards on 52 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 120th in Division 1 in punting average. Connecticut is ranked 104th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 67 punt return yards and average 6.7 yards per return, which is 72nd in college football. They have returned 41 kicks for 922 yards on special teams, ranking 5th in kick return yardage. The Connecticut Huskies average 23 yards per kick return and they are 29th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,114.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Huskies college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles -5
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