Virginia Tech at Boston College College Football Picks & Parlay 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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Alumni Stadium is the venue for the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 14.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 45. The Eagles are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-4-0. The Hokies are 3-2-0 ATS and their over/under record is 1-3-1.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 1-3-1 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 1-4-0 against the over/under
The Boston College Eagles are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
10/01/17 CB Brandon Facyson Ankle left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
10/01/17 DB Divine Deablo Foot "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
10/01/17 RB Steven Peoples Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
09/13/17 WR Phil Patterson Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/13/17 LB Tavante Beckett Legal problems out indefinitely
08/30/17 RB D.J. Reid Left Team out for season
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
10/01/17 OL Aaron Monteiro Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
10/01/17 OL Shane Leonard Knee "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Virginia Tech Hokies have run for 963 yards as a unit, which ranks 32nd in the nation. They've run 220 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. The Hokies have been penalized on offense 20 times for 169 yards so far this year, which has them 115th in the country in penalties. They are 22nd in Division 1 in points scored with 177. They have run 386 plays this year for 2,371 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the nation in total offense. The Hokies average 6.1 yards per play, which is 45th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 119 1st downs this season, ranking them 17th overall as an offensive unit. Josh Jackson has completed 75 throws while attempting 116 passes for a completion percentage of 64.7%. He has passed for 1,127 yards this year. He averages 11.2 adjusted yards per throw and 9.7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 175.8.
The Hokies rush defense has given up 178 attempts for 578 yards this season, putting them in 45th place in the country against the run. They have had 35 penalties for 260 yards on defense this year. That places them 78th in Division 1. Virginia Tech is 20th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 72. They have given up a total of 1,577 yards on D, which is 52nd in the nation. The Hokies are 25th in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opponent offenses have completed 70 throws on 148 attempts against the Virginia Tech Hokies defense this season, ranking them 32nd and 70th in the country. The Virginia Tech pass defense has also surrendered a total of 999 yards in the air, which is 64th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Virginia Tech Hokies have tried 14 field goals this year and made 8, which is 27th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 57%. Virginia Tech Hokies kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 21 for 21 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,051 yards on 24 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 35th in the NCAA in punting average. Virginia Tech is 1st in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 163 punt return yards and average 10.9 yards per return, which is 35th in D-1. They have returned 10 kicks for 243 yards on special teams, which puts them 70th in kick return yardage. The Hokies average 24 yards per kick return and they are 13th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,777.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eagles are 113th in Division 1 in points scored with 88. They have run 399 plays this season for 1,591 yards, which ranks them 104th in the nation in total offense. The Boston College Eagles average 4 yards per play, which is 127th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 92 1st downs this year, placing them 68th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Boston College has run for 796 yards as a team, which ranks 54th in the country. They've run 222 times, averaging 3.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 22 times for 177 yards so far this season, which has them 96th in the nation in penalties. Anthony Brown has thrown for 658 yards this season. He has completed 75 passes on 141 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 94.2. He averages 4.7 yards per pass attempt and 3.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Boston College is 96th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 145. They have surrendered a total of 2,065 yards on D, which is 101st in Division 1. The Eagles are ranked 63rd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 79 passes on 154 attempts against the Boston College defense this season, placing them 49th and 81st in the country. The Boston College Eagles pass defense has also given up a total of 770 yards through the air, which is 28th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 230 attempts for 1,295 yards this year, putting them in 124th place in D-1 against the run. The Eagles have committed 26 penalties for 218 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 46th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Boston College is ranked 2nd in the nation in punt returns with 14. They've accumulated 253 punt return yards and average 18.1 yards per return, which is 11th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 424 yards on special teams, ranking 15th in kick return yardage. The Boston College Eagles average 21 yards per kick return and they are 56th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,268. The Eagles have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 6, which is 39th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Boston College kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,549 yards on 38 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 84th in Division 1 in punting average.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Eagles +14.5 and over 45 total points
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