Virginia Tech vs Boston College NCAA Football Predictions 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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The Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Alumni Stadium to take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, August 31, 2019. The opening line for this game has Virginia Tech as 2.5 point favorites. The Hokies had an ATS record of 6-7-0 last season while their over/under record was 8-4-1. The Eagles had an over/under record of 6-6-0 and they were 7-5-0 against the spread.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies were 8-4-1 against the over/under last season
The Virginia Tech Hokies were 6-7-0 against the spread last year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles were 6-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Boston College Eagles were 7-5-0 against the spread last year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
08/23/19 DL Nathan Proctor Transferred has left team
08/16/19 RB Cole Beck Collarbone is out indefinitely
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Virginia Tech Hokies were 56th in Division 1 in points scored with 387 last year. They ran 946 plays last season for 5,567 yards, which ranked them 36th in the nation in total offense. The Hokies averaged 5.9 yards per play, which was 56th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 290 1st downs last year, placing them 35th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Virginia Tech ran for 2,266 yards as a team, which ranked 57th in the country. They ran 517 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hokies were penalized on offense 75 times for 714 yards last season, which had them 72nd in the nation in penalties.
Virginia Tech was 97th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 403 last season. They surrendered a total of 5,703 yards on D, which was 109th in Division 1. The Hokies were ranked 115th in yards per play allowed with 6.4. Opposing offenses completed 233 passes on 391 attempts against the Virginia Tech Hokies defense last season, placing them 65th and 60th in the country. The Virginia Tech pass defense also gave up a total of 2,969 yards through the air, which was 77th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 501 attempts for 2,734 yards last year, putting them in 114th place in D-1 against the run. The Hokies committed 85 penalties for 588 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 26th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Virginia Tech was ranked 18th in the nation in punt returns with 29 last year. They accumulated 176 punt return yards and averaged 6.3 yards per return, which was 93rd in college football. They returned 42 kicks for 928 yards on special teams, ranking 11th in kick return yardage. The Hokies averaged 23 yards per kick return and they were 26th in the country in all-purpose yards with 6,670. The Virginia Tech Hokies attempted 20 field goals last season and made 12, which was 88th in D-1. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 63%. Virginia Tech Hokies kickers made 100% of their extra points, going 48 for 48 last year. Their punters totaled 2,941 yards on 69 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That placed them 45th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Eagles ran for 2,270 yards as a team last year, which ranked 56th in the nation. They ran 557 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Boston College Eagles were penalized on offense 76 times for 590 yards last year, which had them 67th in the country in penalties. They were 58th in Division 1 in points scored with 384. They ran 894 plays last year for 4,853 yards, which ranked them 90th in the nation in total offense. The Eagles averaged 5.4 yards per play, which was 91st in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 233 1st downs last season, ranking them 103rd overall as an offensive unit.
The Boston College Eagles rush defense gave up 490 attempts for 1,864 yards last season, putting them in 46th place in the country against the run. They had 64 penalties for 500 yards on defense last year. That placed them 9th in Division 1. Boston College was 43rd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 308. They gave up a total of 4,838 yards on D, which was 53rd in the nation. The Eagles were 36th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Opponent offenses completed 250 throws on 442 attempts against the Boston College defense last season, ranking them 98th and 102nd in the country. The Boston College Eagles pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,974 yards in the air, which was 78th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Boston College Eagles tried 10 field goals last year and made 6, which was 125th in college football. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 67%. Eagles kickers made 92% of their extra points, going 46 for 50 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,744 yards on 72 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranked them 119th in the NCAA in punting average. Boston College was 36th in the country in punt returns with 23 last season. They totaled 322 punt return yards and averaged 14 yards per return, which was 14th in D-1. They returned 47 kicks for 1,117 yards on special teams, which put them 3rd in kick return yardage. The Boston College Eagles averaged 24 yards per kick return and they were 46th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 6,292.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles +2.5
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