Boston College at Louisville College Football Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
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Papa John's Cardinal Stadium is the venue for the game between the Boston College Eagles and the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Louisville as 19 point favorites. The total has been set at 55.5. The Cardinals are 1-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-3-0. The Eagles are 3-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-5-0.
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Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 1-5-0 against the over/under
The Boston College Eagles are 3-3-0 against the spread
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-5-0 against the spread
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
10/08/17 OL Aaron Monteiro Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/08/17 OL Shane Leonard Knee "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
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
09/25/17 WR Charlie Callinan Foot out indefinitely
09/10/17 OL Jon Baker ACL out for season
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
10/08/17 OL Cole Bentley Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
10/08/17 RB Malik Williams Wrist injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
10/08/17 LB Stacy Thomas Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
10/05/17 RB Colin Wilson Knee out for season
09/24/17 WR Jaylen Smith Wrist out indefinitely
09/11/17 RB Jeremy Smith Lower Body out for season
08/29/17 WR Devante Peete Knee out for season
08/16/17 S P.J. Blue Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boston College Eagles have run for 949 yards as a unit, which ranks 53rd in the nation. They've run 255 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 27 times for 204 yards so far this year, which has them 101st in the country in penalties. They are 117th in Division 1 in points scored with 98. They have run 465 plays this year for 1,935 yards, which ranks them 97th in the nation in total offense. The Eagles average 4.2 yards per play, which is 127th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 107 1st downs this season, ranking them 81st overall as an offensive unit. Anthony Brown has completed 102 throws while attempting 192 passes for a completion percentage of 53.1%. He has passed for 909 yards this year. He averages 3.7 adjusted yards per throw and 4.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 95.9.
The Eagles rush defense has given up 277 attempts for 1,404 yards this season, putting them in 121st place in the country against the run. They have had 35 penalties for 285 yards on defense this year. That places them 62nd in Division 1. Boston College is 92nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 168. They have given up a total of 2,496 yards on D, which is 105th in the nation. The Eagles are 55th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opponent offenses have completed 101 throws on 187 attempts against the Boston College Eagles defense this season, ranking them 60th and 94th in the country. The Boston College pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,092 yards in the air, which is 43rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Boston College Eagles have tried 11 field goals this year and made 7, which is 39th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Boston College Eagles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,910 yards on 47 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 83rd in the NCAA in punting average. Boston College is 5th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 256 punt return yards and average 17.1 yards per return, which is 7th in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 467 yards on special teams, which puts them 16th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 21 yards per kick return and they are 63rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,658.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Cardinals are 13th in Division 1 in points scored with 225. They have run 456 plays this season for 3,347 yards, which ranks them 2nd in the nation in total offense. The Louisville Cardinals average 7.3 yards per play, which is 6th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 169 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Louisville has run for 1,167 yards as a team, which ranks 30th in the country. They've run 206 times, averaging 5.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Cardinals have been penalized on offense 47 times for 374 yards so far this season, which has them 11th in the nation in penalties. Lamar Jackson has thrown for 1,990 yards this season. He has completed 138 passes on 222 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 154.7. He averages 9 yards per pass attempt and 9.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Louisville is 86th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 162. They have surrendered a total of 2,108 yards on D, which is 68th in Division 1. The Cardinals are ranked 58th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 117 passes on 186 attempts against the Louisville defense this season, placing them 96th and 89th in the country. The Louisville Cardinals pass defense has also given up a total of 1,432 yards through the air, which is 99th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 207 attempts for 676 yards this year, putting them in 40th place in D-1 against the run. The Cardinals have committed 30 penalties for 303 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 72nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Louisville is ranked 12th in the nation in punt returns with 13. They've accumulated 82 punt return yards and average 6.3 yards per return, which is 69th in college football. They have returned 14 kicks for 298 yards on special teams, ranking 63rd in kick return yardage. The Louisville Cardinals average 21 yards per kick return and they are 2nd in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,727. The Cardinals have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 9, which is 25th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Louisville kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 24 for 25 this year. Their punters have totaled 838 yards on 20 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 63rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles +19
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