Boston College vs Notre Dame College Football Betting Tips 11/23/2019
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame -20.5
Notre Dame Stadium is the site where Ian Book and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday. Boston College opens this matchup as 20.5-point dogs. The Eagles are 6-4-0 ATS and 8-2-0 when betting on the total. The Fighting Irish are 4-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Boston College Eagles took on the Florida State Seminoles and took the loss by a score of 38-31. AJ Dillon led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 19 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 165 yards on 40 carries which had him averaging 4.1 yards per run. Jake Burt was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 66 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 16.5 yards per reception during the game. Leading the way at QB for the Eagles was Dennis Grosel who went 20/29 with 227 yards passing and completed 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception in the game. The Eagles ended up rushing 64 times and racked up a total of 281 yards which had them averaging 4.4 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, they finished with a total of 93 plays which added up to 508 yards. For the contest, the Eagles racked up a total of 31 first downs and they had a total of 5 infractions for 30 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In terms of defense, Boston College conceded 18 catches on 26 tries for a total of 346 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.2%. On the day, they conceded a total of 524 yards but finished the game without a turnover. On the ground, the Eagles conceded 178 yards on 31 runs which is an average of 5.7 yards per run allowed.
The Eagles head into this game 5-5 this year. For total yards, they rank 2nd in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 16th in the country with 4,832 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 33.8 points per game, which has them at 33rd in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 281.7 yards on the ground per contest which is 1st in the conference. The Eagles have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, giving up 32.1 points per contest putting them 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. In terms of yards on the ground, Boston College is allowing 184.6 yards per game which has them at 12th in the ACC and 91st in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per rush ranking them 11th in the ACC and 85th in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 1,846 rushing yards through 10 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Eagles have conceded 2,015 yards. Teams are completing 65% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 8.8 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish went up against the Navy Midshipmen and notched a win by a score of 52-20. Leading the way at QB for the Fighting Irish was Ian Book who went 14/20 with 284 yards passing and added 5 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Ian Book paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 31 yards by way of 5 carries which gave him an average of 6.2 yards per run. Chase Claypool was the receiving yardage leader by earning 117 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 16.7 yards per reception during the game. The Fighting Irish ended up running the ball 31 times and earned a total of 105 yards which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per rush. Overall, the Fighting Irish totaled 18 first downs and they had a total of 2 penalties for 15 yards which means they were extremely disciplined in this game. For the game, they ran 53 plays for a total of 410 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Notre Dame gave up 4 completions on 13 throws for a total of 79 yards, and a completion percentage of 30.8%. For this contest, they allowed 360 yards and forced 4 takeaways. On the ground, the Fighting Irish gave up 281 yards on 64 carries which is an average of 4.4 yards per run allowed.
The Fighting Irish head into this game 8-2. In discussing the offensive production, the Fighting Irish have one of the top tier offenses in Division 1. Notre Dame has made teams respect their running game by averaging 169.8 rushing yards per game, ranking them 55th in college football. As a team, they have a total of 1,698 rushing yards through 10 contests, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Fighting Irish average 423 yards per contest overall ranking them 57th in Division 1 and 3rd among Independent teams. The Fighting Irish are giving up 19.3 points per game ranking them 1st among Independent teams and 18th in the country. Their pass defense is one of the elite groups in Division 1. They are allowing 162.5 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Fighting Irish are currently ranked 1st among FBS Independent teams. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 193 points in total. When talking about rushing yards, they are conceding 169.7 yards per contest which puts them at 79th in the country and 2nd among D-1 Independent teams. For 2019, they have allowed a total of 1,697 yards rushing and 10 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Fighting Irish -20.5
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