Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Scott Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College (+7)
Scott Stadium is the site where Brennan Armstrong and the Virginia Cavaliers (4-4) will take on the Boston College Eagles (6-4) on Saturday. Virginia opens this matchup as 7-point favorites. The over/under opens at 55.5.
The last time they took the field, the Boston College Eagles faced the Louisville Cardinals and went home with the win by a score of 34-27. David Bailey paced the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 12 yards and he notched 2 TD's for this outing. He rushed for a total of 53 yards via 10 carries which gave him an average of 5.3 yards per tote. Zay Flowers was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 87 yards on 7 catches. He had an average of 12.4 yards per catch for the game. Phil Jurkovec went 15/19 with 203 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He ended the game with no interceptions.
The Eagles have racked up 3,732 yards in total for the season. As a team they're holding an average of 112.6 yards on the ground which ranks them 113th in the nation. In terms of notching touchdowns, Boston College has amassed 19 passing touchdowns and 11 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Boston College Eagles have an average of 27.4 points per game. Concerning yards through the air, the Eagles are allowing 2,411 yards which puts them in 124th in college football. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 404.1 yards per outing ranking them 72nd in college football. The Eagles are sitting in 62nd in Division 1 concerning their opponents scoring, conceding 26.9 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 163.0 rushing yards per contest so far this season. Over the course of their 10 games played this year, they are conceding 241.1 yards per contest via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 61.0%. During the season, they have conceded 1,630 rushing yards through 10 games.
Phil Jurkovec has completed 217 of his career 354 passes for a completion percentage of 61.3%. He is throwing for 154.4 yds per game. For his career, Jurkovec has thrown for a total of 2,780 yds with 19 TD's and 5 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 142.2 with a touchdown percentage of 5.4% and an interception percentage of 1.4%. Over the course of his time in college, he has attempted running the ball 101 different times totaling 289 rushing yds.
In their last game, the Virginia Cavaliers faced the Abilene Christian Wildcats and notched a win by a score of 55-15. Brennan Armstrong led the team on the ground in this game. He tore off a long run of 33 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on this day. He scurried for 52 yards by way of 6 carries which meant he was running for 8.7 yards per carry. Lavel Davis Jr. led the team in receiving yardage by earning 90 yards on 2 catches. He had an average of 45.0 yards per catch in this game. Brennan Armstrong went 16/23 with 383 yards by way of passing and added 4 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions.
For the year to this point, the Cavaliers have racked up 2,052 passing yards as well as holding an average of 256.5 passing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 45th in college football. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 420.3 yards per outing which has them sitting 46th in the country. They are averaging 163.8 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 1,310 yards overall. Regarding their scoring prowess, the Cavaliers are ranked 51st in the country with 31.1 points per outing. The Cavaliers are allowing 28.9 points per game, ranking them 76th in the nation. This year, they have allowed 231 total points. Virginia has allowed a total of 1,140 yards via the ground game (142.5 yards per game) in addition to 12 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. They have given up 14 touchdowns through the air in addition to 289.0 yards/game, which has them in 127th in the country.
Armstrong has thrown for 17 touchdowns while giving up 10 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 7.7% and his interception rate is 4.5%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 492 yds on 110 tries. He averages 121.9 yards per game through the air with a 145.3 quarterback rating. In the 15 contests in his college career, Brennan Armstrong has been successful on 130 of his 220 tries for 1,829 yards.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Cavaliers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Eagles +7
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