Boston College Eagles vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 10/30/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orange (-4)
The Boston College Eagles (4-3) are hitting the road to Carrier Dome on Saturday where they will compete against the Syracuse Orange (4-4). Syracuse opens this contest as 4-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 53.
The Boston College Eagles head into this matchup 4-3 for this season. In their last matchup, the Eagles stepped onto the field against the Louisville Cardinals and took a loss by a score of 28-14. Dennis Grosel went 17/32 with 141 yards passing and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 88.0 and ended the contest with 2 interceptions. Pat Garwo III led the offense in rushing for the Eagles with 15 attempts for 86 yds (5.7 yds per carry). The Boston College Eagles ran the ball a total of 36 times and tallied 125 yds, which earned them an average of 3.5 yds per carry. Overall, they had 68 plays which gave them 266 yards. Boston College gave up 9 pass completions on 17 attempts for a total of 107 yards, and a completion rate of 52.9%. When it came to stopping the run, the Eagles gave up 331 yards on 47 tries, which averages out to 7.0 yards per run allowed.
The Eagles have racked up 2,594 total yards over the course of this year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Boston College has compiled 9 passing touchdowns and 14 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 11 different times. Boston College has earned 138 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 37 penalties for 316 yds. As a unit they're averaging 167.3 yards in the run game which has them sitting 63rd in the country. In terms of scoring points, the Boston College Eagles are averaging 28.4 PPG.
The Eagles are ranked 47th in D-1 in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 20.7 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 4.4 yards per run and 155.7 rushing yards per game for the year. Overall, they have allowed 1,090 running yards through 7 contests. Regarding yards via the pass, the Eagles have conceded 1,327 yds which ranks them 28th in college football. They are allowing 189.6 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 59.8%. Overall, they have yielded 345.3 yards per game which has them ranked 54th in college football. They have yielded 7 touchdowns by air as well as 9 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Orange come into this matchup with a record of 4-4 for this season. In their last game, the Orange took home the win by a final score of 41-36 when they played the Virginia Tech Hokies. Garrett Shrader ran the football 22 times for 174 yards, walking away from the game with 7.9 yards per carry for Syracuse. Garrett Shrader (2 TDs) finished the game with 236 yds on 16/34 passing while his quarterback rating was 124.8. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 6.9. Syracuse conceded 43 attempts on the ground for 263 yards (6.1 yds per carry). The Orange passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 50.0%, relinquishing 177 yds on 10 for 20 passing. The Orange finished the game with a total of 551 yds while they ran 78 plays (7.1 yds per play). Syracuse rushed for 7.2 yards per tote, finishing the game with 315 yds on 44 attempts.
In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Orange currently sit 53rd in the nation by tallying 30.5 PPG. For the year so far, the Orange have racked up 1,434 yards through the air in addition to an average of 179.3 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 109th in the country. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 422.6 yards per game, which has them sitting 52nd in the nation. The Syracuse offense has racked up 475 penalty yds on 54 violations, which ranks 27th in college football in terms of helping out the opposition.
Syracuse has yielded a total of 1,081 yards via the ground game (135.1 yards per game) and 10 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. They have conceded 12 touchdowns through the air in addition to 192.5 yards/game, ranking them 37th in the nation. The Orange defense has taken part in 520 plays, which is 101st in the nation. The Orange are conceding 24.6 PPG, which has them sitting 72nd in college football. In total, they have relinquished 197 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Orange college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orange -4
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