Notre Dame at Boston College College Football Picks & Predictions 9/16/2017
Saturday, September 16, 2017
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head to Alumni Stadium to play the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Notre Dame as 11.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 49.5. The Fighting Irish are 1-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-1-0. The Eagles are 0-2-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 0-2-0.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 1-1-0 against the over/under
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 1-1-0 against the spread
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The Boston College Eagles are 0-2-0 against the spread
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
09/10/17 DL Elijah Taylor Foot "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
09/06/17 S Alohi Gilman Eligibility out for season
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
09/10/17 OL Jon Baker ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 53rd in the country in points scored with 68. They have run 151 plays this year for 871 yards, which ranks them 90th in Division 1 in total offense. The Fighting Irish average 5.8 yards per play, which is 65th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 44 1st downs this season, ranking them 55th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Notre Dame has run for 477 yards as a unit, which ranks 25th in college football. They've run 81 times, averaging 5.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Fighting Irish have been penalized on offense 12 times for 83 yards so far this year, which has them 62nd in the country in penalties. Brandon Wimbush has passed for 394 yards this year. He's completed 37 throws while attempting 70 passes for a completion percentage of 52.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 106.7. He averages 5.6 adjusted yards per throw and 5.6 yards per pass attempt.
Notre Dame is 44th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 36. They have given up a total of 656 yards on D, which is 56th in D-1. The Fighting Irish are 39th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opponent offenses have completed 35 throws on 64 attempts against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense this season, ranking them 63rd and 69th in the nation. The Notre Dame pass defense has also surrendered a total of 386 yards in the air, which is 62nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 80 attempts for 270 yards this season, putting them in 67th place in the country against the run. The Fighting Irish have had 18 penalties for 168 yards on defense this year. That places them 118th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Notre Dame is 46th in the country in punt returns with 4. They've totaled -3 punt return yards and average -0.8 yards per return, which is 123rd in D-1. They have returned 6 kicks for 132 yards on special teams, which puts them 45th in kick return yardage. The Fighting Irish average 22 yards per kick return and they are 63rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 1,000. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have tried 6 field goals this year and made 4, which is 18th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Notre Dame Fighting Irish kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 8 for 8 this season. Their punters have accumulated 528 yards on 11 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That ranks them 14th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eagles have run for 290 yards as a team, which ranks 77th in college football. They've run 91 times, averaging 3.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Boston College Eagles have been penalized on offense 8 times for 79 yards so far this season, which has them 99th in the country in penalties. They are 111th in the nation in points scored with 33. They have run 174 plays this season for 644 yards, which ranks them 95th in Division 1 in total offense. Boston College averages 3.7 yards per play, which is 125th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 40 1st downs this year, placing them 73rd overall as an offensive unit. Anthony Brown averages 4.4 yards per pass attempt and 2.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 37 passes on 71 attempts for a completion percentage of 52.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 91.5. He has thrown for 310 yards this season.
The Boston College Eagles rush defense has allowed 87 attempts for 322 yards this year, putting them in 87th place in D-1 against the run. Boston College has committed 13 penalties for 110 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 61st in college football. They are 80th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 54. They have surrendered a total of 676 yards on D, which is 60th in the country. The Eagles are ranked 41st in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 29 passes on 58 attempts against the Boston College defense this season, placing them 40th and 54th in Division 1. The Boston College Eagles pass defense has also given up a total of 354 yards through the air, which is 53rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Boston College Eagles have attempted 4 field goals this season and made 4, which is 13th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Boston College kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 3 for 3 this year. Their punters have totaled 650 yards on 16 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 75th in Division 1 in punting average. Boston College is ranked 21st in the nation in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 53 punt return yards and average 10.6 yards per return, which is 35th in college football. They have returned 9 kicks for 227 yards on special teams, ranking 12th in kick return yardage. The Boston College Eagles average 25 yards per kick return and they are 74th in the country in all-purpose yards with 924.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Irish/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Fighting Irish -11.5
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