Wake Forest at Boston College Expert College Football Picks Against the Spread 9/28/2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Anthony Brown and the Boston College Eagles host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Alumni Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Boston College opens this contest as 4.5-point underdogs. The Demon Deacons are 2-1-1 ATS and 2-2-0 when betting on the total. The Eagles are 3-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-2-0 against the spread.
Key Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
09/22/19 WR Kendall Hinton Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
09/22/19 DT Tyler Williams Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Boston College
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
The last time they played, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons went up against the Elon Phoenix and earned the victory by a score of 49-7. Kenneth Walker III led the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 23 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for 91 yards on 9 carries which had him averaging 10.1 yards per run. Scotty Washington was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 141 yards on 9 catches. He had an average of 15.7 yards per reception for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Demon Deacons was Jamie Newman who went 27/35 with 351 yards through the air and added 5 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception in the game. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons ended up running the ball 42 times and totaled 214 yards earning them an average of 5.1 yards per rush. On the day, they ran 82 plays which gave them a total of 607 yards. For the game, the Demon Deacons earned a total of 32 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 55 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When discussing the defense, Wake Forest allowed 10 catches on 19 throws totaling 88 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.6%. Against the run, the Demon Deacons allowed 95 yards on 35 tries which gave them an average of 2.7 yards per carry allowed. For this contest, they allowed 183 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover.
The Demon Deacons head into this matchup 4-0 for this year. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 1st in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 5th in D-1 with 2,135 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 38 points per game, ranking them 29th in D-1. As a unit, they have an average of 203.8 yards on the ground per contest which is 5th in the conference. The Demon Deacons have one of the top tier defenses in the country, giving up 20.3 points per contest which has them at 5th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Demon Deacons have allowed 1,320 yards. Teams are completing 62.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.2 yards per try. When talking about rushing yards, Wake Forest is giving up 121.5 yards per contest ranking them 6th in the conference and 47th in college football. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.5 yards per carry putting them 6th in the ACC and 44th in college football overall. Overall, they have conceded 486 yards rushing through 4 contests.
In their last game, the Boston College Eagles played the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and ended up getting the victory by a score of 30-16. Leading the way at QB for the Eagles was Anthony Brown who went 13/25 with 159 yards through the air but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He finished the game without throwing an interception. AJ Dillon paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 15 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the contest. He rushed for a total of 150 yards via 32 carries which gave him an average of 4.7 yards per carry. Hunter Long was the receiving yardage leader by earning 38 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 12.7 yards per catch during the game. The Boston College Eagles ran the ball a total of 58 times and added 281 yards which had them averaging 4.8 yards per rush. In the game, the Eagles earned a total of 27 first downs and they had 7 penalties for 45 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the day, they ran 83 plays which gave them a total of 440 yards. In terms of defense, Boston College allowed 23 completions on 34 throws for a total of 304 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.6%. For this contest, they conceded 380 yards and forced 2 takeaways. On the ground, the Eagles allowed 76 yards on 26 attempts allowing their opponent an average of 2.9 yards per attempt allowed.
The Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 3-1. Boston College has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 253 rushing yards per game, which has them at 19th in the country. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,012 rushing yards through 4 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Eagles average 459.3 yards per contest overall putting them 32nd in the country and 3rd in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Eagles are conceding 26.3 points per game ranking them 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 71st in the nation. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 105 total points. When talking about yards rushing, they are conceding 179.5 yards per contest ranking them 101st in the nation and 12th in the ACC. This season, they have conceded a total of 718 yards on the ground and 3.2 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the middle of the road units in Division 1. They are allowing 258.8 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Eagles are ranked 12th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Demon Deacons/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons -4.5
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