Boston College Eagles vs Temple Owls Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Temple Owls
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Owls (+16.5)
The Temple Owls (1-1) are welcoming the Boston College Eagles (2-0) at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday. Boston College opens this matchup as 16.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 57.5.
The Boston College Eagles head into this game 2-0 this season. In their last game, the Eagles faced the UMass Minutemen and walked away with a win by a score of 45-28. Pat Garwo III was the best rusher for the Eagles with 15 attempts for 160 yds (10.7 yards per attempt). Dennis Grosel connected on 11/14 with 199 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 221.5 and ended the contest with no interceptions. In the running game, the Eagles gave up 121 yards on 30 tries, which averages out to 4.0 yds per rush allowed. Boston College relinquished 14 completions on 29 attempts for 214 yds, and a completion rate of 48.3%. When the final whistle blew, they ran 61 plays which totaled 473 yds. The Boston College Eagles ran the football 43 different times and tallied 252 yards, which had them averaging 5.9 yards per attempt.
The Eagles have earned 1,000 yards in total this season. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Boston College has totaled 4 touchdowns through the air and 6 rushing touchdowns. Boston College has recorded 49 first downs, and they have been hurt by 13 penalties for 124 yards. As a team they average 216.0 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 28th in the country. When talking about scoring points, the Boston College Eagles have an average of 48.0 points per game.
The Eagles rank 45th in college football in terms of the opposition scoring, allowing 14.0 points per contest. They are allowing an average of 3.5 yards per run and 113.0 rushing yards per contest on the season. Overall, they have conceded 226 running yards through 2 games. Regarding passing yards, the Eagles have given up 298 yds which ranks them 53rd in the country. They have yielded 149.0 yards per game via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 50.0%. During the season, they have relinquished 262.0 yards per contest which ranks them 53rd in college football.
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The Owls head into this matchup 1-1 this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Owls went home victorious with a score of 45-24 when they faced the Akron Zips. Justin Lynch (2 TDs) ended the game with 245 yards on 19/23 through the air while his quarterback rating was 200.8. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 10.7. Ra'Von Bonner carried the football 9 times for 53 yds, ending the game with 5.9 yds per carry for Temple. Temple ended up running for 5.2 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 177 yds on 34 attempts. The Owls finished with a total of 422 yards while running 57 plays (7.4 yds per play). The Owls secondary conceded a completion rate of 55.9%, surrendering 191 yards on 19 for 34 passing. Temple allowed 43 rushing attempts for 171 yds (4.0 yards per carry).
The Temple Owls are averaging 341.5 yards/game, which has them sitting 73rd in college football. The Temple offense has totaled 100 yds of penalties on 13 violations, which has them ranked 47th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. For the season thus far, the Owls have a total of 393 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 196.5 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 69th in college football. When it comes to how much they score, the Owls sit 72nd in Division 1 with an average of 29.5 points per game.
The Owls are giving up 42.5 points per game, which puts them 136th in college football. Temple has surrendered a total of 391 yards on the ground (195.5 yards/game) as well as 7 touchdowns on the ground this season. This year, they have allowed 85 pts. They have given up 3 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 168.0 yards per contest, which puts them in 65th in the nation. The Owls defense has participated in 157 plays, which ranks 132nd in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Owls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles -16.5
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