Boston College at NC State College Football Picks and Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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The Boston College Eagles head to Carter-Finley Stadium to play the NC State Wolfpack on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has NC State as 3.5 point favorites. The Eagles are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-1-0. The Wolfpack are 3-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-2-0.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 4-1-0 against the over/under
The Boston College Eagles are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important NC State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The NC State Wolfpack are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The NC State Wolfpack are 3-1-0 against the spread
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
09/30/18 RB AJ Dillon Ankle left last game, is questionable Saturday vs NC State
09/30/18 WR Jeff Smith Upper Body injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs NC State
09/30/18 WR Kobay White Ankle injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs NC State
Key NC State Wolfpack Injuries
09/30/18 RB Ricky Person Jr. Leg is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boston College Eagles are 13th in the country in points scored with 216. They have run 390 plays this year for 2,385 yards, which ranks them 52nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Eagles average 6.1 yards per play, which is 54th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 114 1st downs this season, ranking them 38th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Boston College has run for 1,218 yards as a unit, which ranks 12th in college football. They've run 255 times, averaging 4.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 33 times for 252 yards so far this year, which has them 47th in the country in penalties. Anthony Brown has passed for 861 yards this year. He's completed 61 throws while attempting 108 passes for a completion percentage of 56.5%. His quarterback rating this season is 152.7. He averages 8.5 adjusted yards per throw and 8 yards per pass attempt.
Boston College is 86th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 134. They have given up a total of 1,914 yards on D, which is 83rd in D-1. The Eagles are 32nd in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 95 throws on 176 attempts against the Boston College Eagles defense this season, ranking them 82nd and 111th in the nation. The Boston College pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,086 yards in the air, which is 74th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 212 attempts for 828 yards this season, putting them in 89th place in the country against the run. The Eagles have had 26 penalties for 214 yards on defense this year. That places them 31st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Boston College is 44th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 111 punt return yards and average 12.3 yards per return, which is 40th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 557 yards on special teams, which puts them 4th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 23 yards per kick return and they are 5th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,053. The Boston College Eagles have tried 1 field goals this year and made 1, which is 123rd in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Boston College Eagles kickers have made 86% of their extra points, going 25 for 29 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,000 yards on 30 punts, averaging 33 yards per punt. That ranks them 128th in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Wolfpack have run for 501 yards as a team, which ranks 115th in college football. They've run 135 times, averaging 3.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The NC State Wolfpack have been penalized on offense 22 times for 207 yards so far this season, which has them 103rd in the country in penalties. They are 71st in the nation in points scored with 137. They have run 289 plays this season for 1,870 yards, which ranks them 28th in Division 1 in total offense. NC State averages 6.5 yards per play, which is 32nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 98 1st downs this year, placing them 70th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Finley averages 8.6 yards per pass attempt and 9.3 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 105 passes on 153 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 156.7. He has thrown for 1,313 yards this season.
The NC State Wolfpack rush defense has allowed 120 attempts for 417 yards this year, putting them in 14th place in D-1 against the run. NC State has committed 20 penalties for 155 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 9th in college football. They are 5th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 61. They have surrendered a total of 1,389 yards on D, which is 23rd in the country. The Wolfpack are ranked 59th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opposing offenses have completed 85 passes on 142 attempts against the NC State defense this season, placing them 67th and 60th in Division 1. The NC State Wolfpack pass defense has also given up a total of 972 yards through the air, which is 57th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The NC State Wolfpack have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 8, which is 16th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 80%. NC State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 15 for 15 this year. Their punters have totaled 437 yards on 11 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That places them 97th in Division 1 in punting average. NC State is ranked 114th in the nation in punt returns with 3. They've accumulated 46 punt return yards and average 15.3 yards per return, which is 25th in college football. They have returned 6 kicks for 132 yards on special teams, ranking 104th in kick return yardage. The NC State Wolfpack average 22 yards per kick return and they are 87th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,048.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Wolfpack college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolfpack -3.5
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