Boston College at Syracuse College Football Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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The Boston College Eagles travel to Carrier Dome to take on the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Boston College as 4 point favorites. The Eagles have an ATS record of 6-3-1 while their over/under record is 3-7-0. The Orange have an over/under record of 2-8-0 and they are 6-3-1 against the spread.
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 Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 2-8-0 against the over/under
The Syracuse Orange are 6-3-1 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 Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/12/17 S Daivon Ellison Disciplinary is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/12/17 QB Eric Dungey Foot is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/12/17 DE Jake Pickard Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/12/17 DL Josh Black Knee is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/12/17 OL Liam O'Sullivan Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/12/17 OL Patrick Davis Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/12/17 WR Sean Avant Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
11/12/17 DL Shaq Grosvenor Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
10/30/17 DB Jordan Martin Hand is out for season
10/12/17 OL Aaron Roberts Knee out for season
09/10/17 CB Antwan Cordy Leg is out for season
08/30/17 DB Devon Clarke Eligibility is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boston College Eagles are 91st in Division 1 in points scored with 272. They have run 839 plays this season for 4,063 yards, which ranks them 115th in the nation in total offense. The Eagles average 4.8 yards per play, which is 118th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 206 1st downs this year, placing them 98th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Boston College has run for 2,357 yards as a team, which ranks 29th in the country. They've run 519 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 40 times for 316 yards so far this season, which has them 128th in the nation in penalties. Darius Wade has thrown for 280 yards this season. He has completed 30 passes on 55 attempts for a completion percentage of 54.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 99.7. He averages 5.1 yards per pass attempt and 4.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Boston College is 46th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 256. They have surrendered a total of 4,360 yards on D, which is 74th in Division 1. The Eagles are ranked 49th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 178 passes on 360 attempts against the Boston College Eagles defense this season, placing them 33rd and 98th in the country. The Boston College pass defense has also given up a total of 2,112 yards through the air, which is 29th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 450 attempts for 2,248 yards this year, putting them in 109th place in D-1 against the run. The Eagles have committed 56 penalties for 458 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 20th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Boston College is ranked 7th in the nation in punt returns with 26. They've accumulated 356 punt return yards and average 13.7 yards per return, which is 10th in college football. They have returned 35 kicks for 770 yards on special teams, ranking 35th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 22 yards per kick return and they are 63rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,190. The Boston College Eagles have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 10, which is 82nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 59%. Boston College Eagles kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 32 for 35 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,934 yards on 73 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 96th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Orange have run for 1,801 yards as a team, which ranks 67th in the nation. They've run 451 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Orange have been penalized on offense 72 times for 580 yards so far this year, which has them 44th in the country in penalties. They are 63rd in Division 1 in points scored with 315. They have run 965 plays this year for 5,059 yards, which ranks them 17th in the nation in total offense. The Syracuse Orange average 5.2 yards per play, which is 106th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 274 1st downs this season, ranking them 8th overall as an offensive unit. Zach Mahoney has completed 46 throws while attempting 89 passes for a completion percentage of 51.7%. He has passed for 471 yards this year. He averages 3.9 adjusted yards per throw and 5.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 98.3.
The Syracuse Orange rush defense has given up 395 attempts for 2,027 yards this season, putting them in 87th place in the country against the run. They have had 78 penalties for 700 yards on defense this year. That places them 109th in Division 1. Syracuse is 97th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 344. They have given up a total of 4,747 yards on D, which is 97th in the nation. The Orange are 107th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Opponent offenses have completed 216 throws on 361 attempts against the Syracuse defense this season, ranking them 95th and 100th in the country. The Syracuse Orange pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,720 yards in the air, which is 98th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Syracuse Orange have tried 29 field goals this year and made 22, which is 2nd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 76%. Syracuse kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 33 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,291 yards on 53 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 31st in the NCAA in punting average. Syracuse is 40th in the country in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 138 punt return yards and average 7.2 yards per return, which is 67th in D-1. They have returned 35 kicks for 793 yards on special teams, which puts them 28th in kick return yardage. The Orange average 23 yards per kick return and they are 18th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,990.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Orange college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orange +4
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