Boston College at Florida State College Football Picks and Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Bobby Bowden Field
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The Boston College Eagles travel to Bobby Bowden Field to take on the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston College as 7 point favorites. The Eagles have an ATS record of 7-3-0 while their over/under record is 5-5-0. The Seminoles have an over/under record of 7-3-0 and they are 3-7-0 against the spread.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Boston College Eagles are 7-3-0 against the spread
Important Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 7-3-0 against the over/under
The Florida State Seminoles are 3-7-0 against the spread
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
11/11/18 RB AJ Dillon Ankle is probable Saturday vs Florida State
11/11/18 QB Anthony Brown Arm left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Florida State
Key Florida State Seminoles Injuries
11/11/18 OL Cole Minshew Knee is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
11/11/18 DB Levonta Taylor Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
10/16/18 OL Landon Dickerson Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/21/18 DB Calvin Brewton Undisclosed has left team
09/20/18 DB Isaiah Bolden Shoulder is out for season
09/11/18 RB Khalan Laborn Knee is out for season
09/01/18 QB Bailey Hockman Transferred is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boston College Eagles are 34th in Division 1 in points scored with 342. They have run 738 plays this season for 4,075 yards, which ranks them 86th in the nation in total offense. The Eagles average 5.5 yards per play, which is 80th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 195 1st downs this year, placing them 85th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Boston College has run for 2,040 yards as a team, which ranks 38th in the country. They've run 476 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 64 times for 500 yards so far this season, which has them 51st in the nation in penalties. EJ Perry has thrown for 277 yards this season. He has completed 27 passes on 39 attempts for a completion percentage of 69.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 145.8. He averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 8.1 adjusted yards per throw.
Boston College is 51st in the nation in points allowed on defense with 244. They have surrendered a total of 3,785 yards on D, which is 57th in Division 1. The Eagles are ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opposing offenses have completed 210 passes on 368 attempts against the Boston College Eagles defense this season, placing them 110th and 122nd in the country. The Boston College pass defense has also given up a total of 2,290 yards through the air, which is 72nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 399 attempts for 1,495 yards this year, putting them in 54th place in D-1 against the run. The Eagles have committed 47 penalties for 354 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Boston College is ranked 22nd in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 300 punt return yards and average 15 yards per return, which is 14th in college football. They have returned 39 kicks for 884 yards on special teams, ranking 4th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 23 yards per kick return and they are 25th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,259. The Boston College Eagles have attempted 7 field goals this season and made 6, which is 114th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 86%. Boston College Eagles kickers have made 91% of their extra points, going 40 for 44 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,341 yards on 62 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That places them 118th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seminoles have run for 796 yards as a team, which ranks 127th in the nation. They've run 320 times, averaging 2.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Seminoles have been penalized on offense 93 times for 735 yards so far this year, which has them 2nd in the country in penalties. They are 110th in Division 1 in points scored with 227. They have run 706 plays this year for 3,549 yards, which ranks them 24th in the nation in total offense. The Florida State Seminoles average 5 yards per play, which is 112th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 171 1st downs this season, ranking them 116th overall as an offensive unit. Deondre Francois has completed 193 throws while attempting 328 passes for a completion percentage of 58.8%. He has passed for 2,243 yards this year. He averages 6.5 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 124.5.
The Florida State Seminoles rush defense has given up 400 attempts for 1,388 yards this season, putting them in 42nd place in the country against the run. They have had 57 penalties for 518 yards on defense this year. That places them 47th in Division 1. Florida State is 94th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 316. They have given up a total of 4,049 yards on D, which is 77th in the nation. The Seminoles are 37th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opponent offenses have completed 213 throws on 388 attempts against the Florida State defense this season, ranking them 114th and 126th in the country. The Florida State Seminoles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,661 yards in the air, which is 111th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Florida State Seminoles have tried 13 field goals this year and made 8, which is 94th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 62%. Florida State kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 27 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,861 yards on 67 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 40th in the NCAA in punting average. Florida State is 31st in the country in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 242 punt return yards and average 12.7 yards per return, which is 29th in D-1. They have returned 30 kicks for 583 yards on special teams, which puts them 36th in kick return yardage. The Seminoles average 19 yards per kick return and they are 84th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,374.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Seminoles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Seminoles +7
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