Boston College vs Clemson NCAA Football Betting Tips 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Clemson Memorial Stadium
Dennis Grosel and the Boston College Eagles are headed to Clemson Memorial Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Clemson Tigers. Boston College opens this game as 35-point dogs. The Eagles are 5-2-0 ATS and 5-2-0 when betting on the total. The Tigers are 2-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-2-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Boston College Eagles played the NC State Wolfpack and earned the victory by a score of 45-24. Running the show from under center for the Eagles was Dennis Grosel who went 6/15 with 103 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He ended the game without an interception. AJ Dillon led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 28 yards and he tallied 3 touchdowns in the game. He scurried for 223 yards on 34 carries which meant he averaged 6.6 yards per run. Hunter Long was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 84 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 28.0 yards per catch for the game. The Eagles ended up running the ball 60 times and generated 429 yards which earned them an average of 7.2 yards per rush. In all, they finished with a total of 75 plays for 532 yards. In the game, the Eagles racked up 23 1st downs and they had 8 penalties for 59 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Boston College allowed 20 completions on 44 attempts totaling 310 yards, and a completion percentage of 45.5%. Against the run, the Eagles allowed 56 yards on 27 tries which means they had an average of 2.1 yards per run allowed. For the game, they conceded a total of 366 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Eagles head into this matchup 4-3 for this season. For total yardage, they rank 3rd in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 13th in the country with 3,456 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 34.6 points per contest, putting them 35th in the country. As a team, they have an average of 277.6 yards on the ground per contest which is 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Eagles have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 28.1 points per contest which has them at 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Eagles have allowed 1,513 yards. Opponents are completing 63.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.2 yards per attempt. In discussing rushing yards, Boston College is allowing 172.4 yards per game putting them 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 82nd in the country. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per carry putting them 11th in the ACC and 70th in D-1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,207 rushing yards through 7 games.
The last time they took the field, the Clemson Tigers faced the Louisville Cardinals and notched a win by a score of 45-10. Leading the way at QB for the Tigers was Trevor Lawrence who went 20/29 with 233 yards through the air and threw 3 touchdowns. He gave away 2 picks during the game. Travis Etienne led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 49 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He scurried for 192 yards by way of 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 13.7 yards per carry. Amari Rodgers led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 78 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 26.0 yards per catch for that game. The Tigers ended up rushing 37 times and racked up a total of 298 yards which gave them an average of 8.1 yards per rush. For the game, the Tigers earned 23 1st downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 47 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. On the day, they ran 70 plays for a total of 551 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Clemson gave up 8 completions on 22 throws for a total of 107 yards, and a completion percentage of 36.4%. For the game, they gave up a total of 263 yards and earned 3 turnovers. On the ground, the Tigers gave up 156 yards on 43 carries which is an average of 3.6 yards per carry allowed.
The Tigers come into this game with a record of 7-0. Clemson has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 247.3 rushing yards per game, which has them at 10th in the nation. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,731 yards rushing through 7 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Tigers average 504.7 yards per contest overall putting them 10th in D-1 and 2nd in the conference. The Tigers are giving up 12 points per game which puts them at 1st in the conference and 8th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the most dominate groups in the country. They are giving up 144.1 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers currently sit at 1st in the conference. When talking about points given up, they have allowed 84 total points. When talking about yards rushing, they are giving up 111.9 yards per game which puts them at 24th in college football and 4th in the ACC. For 2019, they have given up 783 yards on the ground and 4.2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles +35
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