Iowa at Boston College Pinstripe Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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Yankee Stadium is the venue for the game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 3 point favorites. The Eagles are 8-3-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-7-1. The Hawkeyes are 5-6-1 ATS and their over/under record is 5-7-0.
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Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-6-1 against the spread
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 4-7-1 against the over/under
The Boston College Eagles are 8-3-1 against the spread
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/03/17 DB Amani Hooker Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Boston College
11/08/17 DB Brandon Snyder ACL is out for season
10/29/17 OL Boone Myers Ankle is out indefinitely
09/13/17 OL Ike Boettger Achilles out for season
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/03/17 DE Harold Landry Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Iowa
12/03/17 OL Shane Leonard Knee is "?" Wednesday vs Iowa
11/19/17 DB Kamrin Moore Shoulder is out for season
11/13/17 QB Anthony Brown Knee is out for season
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Iowa Hawkeyes have run for 1,709 yards as a unit, which ranks 93rd in the nation. They've run 442 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Hawkeyes have been penalized on offense 64 times for 514 yards so far this year, which has them 92nd in the country in penalties. They are 67th in Division 1 in points scored with 340. They have run 782 plays this year for 4,078 yards, which ranks them 91st in the nation in total offense. The Hawkeyes average 5.2 yards per play, which is 103rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 214 1st downs this season, ranking them 109th overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Stanley has completed 188 throws while attempting 336 passes for a completion percentage of 56%. He has passed for 2,333 yards this year. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 6.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 135.3.
The Hawkeyes rush defense has given up 412 attempts for 1,716 yards this season, putting them in 42nd place in the country against the run. They have had 73 penalties for 654 yards on defense this year. That places them 75th in Division 1. Iowa is 21st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 239. They have given up a total of 4,276 yards on D, which is 35th in the nation. The Hawkeyes are 32nd in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 241 throws on 432 attempts against the Iowa Hawkeyes defense this season, ranking them 98th and 117th in the country. The Iowa pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,560 yards in the air, which is 48th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Iowa Hawkeyes have tried 11 field goals this year and made 10, which is 98th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82%. Iowa Hawkeyes kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 41 for 41 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,513 yards on 64 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 109th in the NCAA in punting average. Iowa is 57th in the country in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 122 punt return yards and average 6.8 yards per return, which is 74th in D-1. They have returned 29 kicks for 660 yards on special teams, which puts them 75th in kick return yardage. The Hawkeyes average 23 yards per kick return and they are 115th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,860.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eagles are 80th in Division 1 in points scored with 314. They have run 916 plays this season for 4,644 yards, which ranks them 114th in the nation in total offense. The Boston College Eagles average 5.1 yards per play, which is 106th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 230 1st downs this year, placing them 93rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Boston College has run for 2,690 yards as a team, which ranks 26th in the country. They've run 575 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 41 times for 331 yards so far this season, which has them 128th in the nation in penalties. Darius Wade has thrown for 528 yards this season. He has completed 46 passes on 75 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 126.6. He averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 7 adjusted yards per throw.
Boston College is 36th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 270. They have surrendered a total of 4,775 yards on D, which is 66th in Division 1. The Eagles are ranked 53rd in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 202 passes on 394 attempts against the Boston College defense this season, placing them 37th and 88th in the country. The Boston College Eagles pass defense has also given up a total of 2,392 yards through the air, which is 34th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 478 attempts for 2,383 yards this year, putting them in 100th place in D-1 against the run. The Eagles have committed 58 penalties for 472 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 10th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Boston College is ranked 14th 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 38 kicks for 851 yards on special teams, ranking 34th in kick return yardage. The Boston College Eagles average 22 yards per kick return and they are 53rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,851. The Eagles have attempted 17 field goals this season and made 10, which is 96th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 59%. Boston College kickers have made 93% of their extra points, going 38 for 41 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,971 yards on 74 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 97th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Hawkeyes/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -3
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