Boston College at Virginia Tech College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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The Boston College Eagles travel to Lane Stadium to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston College as 2 point favorites. The Eagles have an ATS record of 6-2-0 while their over/under record is 5-3-0. The Hokies have an over/under record of 4-3-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 5-3-0 against the over/under
The Boston College Eagles are 6-2-0 against the spread
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 3-4-0 against the spread
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
10/28/18 LB Dylan Rivers Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
10/28/18 DL Jarrod Hewitt Leg is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
10/28/18 DB Khalil Ladler Targeting Suspension is out 1st half Saturday vs Boston College
10/22/18 OL D'Andre Plantin Left Team has left team
10/12/18 WR C.J. Carroll Personal has left team
09/24/18 QB Josh Jackson Leg is out indefinitely
09/23/18 DL Trevon Hill Dismissed is out for season
08/22/18 LB Alan Tisdale Achilles is out for season
06/25/18 DB Jeremy Webb Achilles is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Boston College Eagles are 24th in Division 1 in points scored with 304. They have run 603 plays this season for 3,572 yards, which ranks them 82nd in the nation in total offense. The Eagles average 5.9 yards per play, which is 54th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 168 1st downs this year, placing them 71st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Boston College has run for 1,818 yards as a team, which ranks 25th in the country. They've run 391 times, averaging 4.6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Eagles have been penalized on offense 54 times for 419 yards so far this season, which has them 49th in the nation in penalties. Anthony Brown has thrown for 1,390 yards this season. He has completed 106 passes on 183 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 143.3. He averages 7.6 yards per pass attempt and 8 adjusted yards per throw.
Boston College is 52nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 196. They have surrendered a total of 2,969 yards on D, which is 54th in Division 1. The Eagles are ranked 22nd in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Opposing offenses have completed 156 passes on 284 attempts against the Boston College Eagles defense this season, placing them 80th and 106th in the country. The Boston College pass defense has also given up a total of 1,714 yards through the air, which is 50th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 333 attempts for 1,255 yards this year, putting them in 66th place in D-1 against the run. The Eagles have committed 37 penalties for 280 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Boston College is ranked 32nd in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 197 punt return yards and average 12.3 yards per return, which is 32nd in college football. They have returned 34 kicks for 788 yards on special teams, ranking 4th in kick return yardage. The Eagles average 23 yards per kick return and they are 16th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,557. The Boston College Eagles have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 5, which is 113th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83%. Boston College Eagles kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 35 for 39 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,532 yards on 43 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt. That places them 126th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hokies have run for 1,224 yards as a team, which ranks 86th in the nation. They've run 272 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Hokies have been penalized on offense 40 times for 383 yards so far this year, which has them 107th in the country in penalties. They are 78th in Division 1 in points scored with 225. They have run 493 plays this year for 3,057 yards, which ranks them 71st in the nation in total offense. The Virginia Tech Hokies average 6.2 yards per play, which is 38th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 151 1st downs this season, ranking them 99th overall as an offensive unit. Ryan Willis has completed 96 throws while attempting 162 passes for a completion percentage of 59.3%. He has passed for 1,258 yards this year. He averages 8.2 adjusted yards per throw and 7.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 141.2.
The Virginia Tech Hokies rush defense has given up 275 attempts for 1,203 yards this season, putting them in 56th place in the country against the run. They have had 34 penalties for 187 yards on defense this year. That places them 1st in Division 1. Virginia Tech is 54th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 196. They have given up a total of 2,977 yards on D, which is 55th in the nation. The Hokies are 97th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses have completed 142 throws on 225 attempts against the Virginia Tech defense this season, ranking them 55th and 31st in the country. The Virginia Tech Hokies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,774 yards in the air, which is 58th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Virginia Tech Hokies have tried 9 field goals this year and made 7, which is 91st in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Virginia Tech kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,577 yards on 37 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 51st in the NCAA in punting average. Virginia Tech is 20th in the country in punt returns with 18. They've totaled 105 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 103rd in D-1. They have returned 22 kicks for 505 yards on special teams, which puts them 30th in kick return yardage. The Hokies average 23 yards per kick return and they are 73rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,667.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Hokies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hokies +2
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