Boston College at Boise State First Responder Bowl Picks and Predictions 12/26/2018
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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Cotton Bowl is the venue for the game between the Boston College Eagles and the Boise State Broncos on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boise State as 2.5 point favorites. The Broncos are 7-5-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 5-8-0. The Eagles are 7-5-0 ATS and their over/under record is 6-6-0.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Boston College Eagles are 7-5-0 against the spread
Important Boise State Broncos Betting Trends
The Boise State Broncos are 5-8-0 against the over/under
The Boise State Broncos are 7-5-1 against the spread
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boise State Broncos Injuries
12/02/18 DT Chase Hatada Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Boston College
12/02/18 WR John Hightower Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Boston College
12/02/18 S Kekoa Nawahine Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Boston College
12/02/18 WR Khalil Shakir Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Boston College
12/02/18 TE Matt Pistone Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Boston College
12/02/18 WR Octavius Evans Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Boston College
12/02/18 S Tyreque Jones Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Boston College
11/06/18 LB Riley Whimpey ACL is out for season
10/17/18 QB Chase Cord ACL is out for season
10/09/18 NT David Moa Calf is out for season
10/09/18 S DeAndre Pierce Spleen is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boston College Eagles have run for 2,270 yards as a unit, which ranks 52nd in the nation. They've run 557 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 76 times for 590 yards so far this year, which has them 54th in the country in penalties. They are 43rd in Division 1 in points scored with 384. They have run 894 plays this year for 4,853 yards, which ranks them 80th in the nation in total offense. The Eagles average 5.4 yards per play, which is 89th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 233 1st downs this season, ranking them 95th overall as an offensive unit. Anthony Brown has completed 158 throws while attempting 285 passes for a completion percentage of 55.4%. He has passed for 2,121 yards this year. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.4 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 134.8.
The Eagles rush defense has given up 490 attempts for 1,864 yards this season, putting them in 52nd place in the country against the run. They have had 64 penalties for 500 yards on defense this year. That places them 13th in Division 1. Boston College is 53rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 308. They have given up a total of 4,838 yards on D, which is 68th in the nation. The Eagles are 34th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses have completed 250 throws on 442 attempts against the Boston College Eagles defense this season, ranking them 108th and 119th in the country. The Boston College pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,974 yards in the air, which is 93rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Boston College Eagles have tried 10 field goals this year and made 6, which is 123rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 67%. Boston College Eagles kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 46 for 50 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,744 yards on 72 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 119th in the NCAA in punting average. Boston College is 27th in the country in punt returns with 23. They've totaled 322 punt return yards and average 14 yards per return, which is 15th in D-1. They have returned 48 kicks for 1,117 yards on special teams, which puts them 1st in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 23 yards per kick return and they are 24th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,292.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Broncos are 15th in Division 1 in points scored with 460. They have run 979 plays this season for 5,974 yards, which ranks them 11th in the nation in total offense. The Boise State Broncos average 6.1 yards per play, which is 41st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 315 1st downs this year, placing them 8th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Boise State has run for 2,178 yards as a team, which ranks 57th in the country. They've run 519 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 75 times for 699 yards so far this season, which has them 61st in the nation in penalties. Brett Rypien has thrown for 3,580 yards this season. He has completed 286 passes on 416 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 159.9. He averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 9.2 adjusted yards per throw.
Boise State is 41st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 287. They have surrendered a total of 4,627 yards on D, which is 57th in Division 1. The Broncos are ranked 52nd in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opposing offenses have completed 241 passes on 382 attempts against the Boise State defense this season, placing them 97th and 73rd in the country. The Boise State Broncos pass defense has also given up a total of 3,029 yards through the air, which is 97th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 438 attempts for 1,598 yards this year, putting them in 29th place in D-1 against the run. The Broncos have committed 78 penalties for 595 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 34th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Boise State is ranked 9th in the nation in punt returns with 31. They've accumulated 260 punt return yards and average 8.4 yards per return, which is 69th in college football. They have returned 29 kicks for 621 yards on special teams, ranking 57th in kick return yardage. The Boise State Broncos average 22 yards per kick return and they are 10th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,855. The Broncos have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 12, which is 81st in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Boise State kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 59 for 60 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,802 yards on 49 punts, averaging 37 yards per punt. That places them 127th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Broncos college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles +2.5
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