Boston College Eagles vs UMass Minutemen Prediction, 9/11/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs UMass Minutemen
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Minutemen (+37.5)
Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium is where the UMass Minutemen (0-1) will take on the Boston College Eagles (1-0) on Saturday. Boston College opens as 37.5-point favorites. The betting total is set at 59.
The Boston College Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 1-0 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Eagles faced off with the Colgate Raiders and went home with a win by a final score of 51-0. Phil Jurkovec connected on 16/24 with 303 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 214.0 and walked away from the contest with no interceptions. Travis Levy was the rushing leader for the Eagles with 9 totes for 32 yds (3.6 yards per attempt). The Boston College Eagles ran the rock 33 different times and recorded 180 yds, which is an average of 5.5 yds per attempt. When the final whistle blew, they ran 63 plays which converted into 527 yds. Boston College allowed 10 pass completions on 19 tries for 84 yds, and a completion rate of 52.6%. When it came to stopping the run, the Eagles gave up 105 yds on 35 attempts, which averages out to 3.0 yards per run allowed.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Boston College Eagles are sitting at 51.0 PPG. As a unit they maintain an average of 180.0 yards on the ground ranking them 54th in Division 1. The Eagles have attained 527 total yards this season. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Boston College has amassed 3 touchdowns via the pass and 3 touchdowns via the ground. Boston College has compiled 25 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 2 infractions for 25 yards.
The Eagles rank 1st in Division 1 concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 0.0 points per game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.0 yards per run and 105.0 yards on the ground per game so far this year. Over the course of this year, they have given up 105 yards on the ground through 1 game. When talking about passing yards, the Eagles have conceded 84 yds which has them sitting in 19th in the nation. They have relinquished 84.0 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 52.6%. For the year, they are surrendering 189.0 yards per contest which ranks them 22nd in the nation.
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The Minutemen head into this game 0-1 for this season. When they last played, the Minutemen took a defeat with a final score of 51-7 when they played the Pittsburgh Panthers. Tyler Lytle walked away from the game with 167 yards on 14/31 passing while his quarterback rate was 90.4. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.4. Kay'ron Adams carried the ball 10 times for 11 yards, finishing the contest with 1.1 yards per carry for UMass. The Minutemen finished the contest with 209 yds on 58 plays (3.6 yds per play). UMass rushed for 1.6 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 42 yds on 27 carries. UMass gave up 41 run attempts for 222 yds (5.4 yds per rush). The Minutemen passing defense conceded a completion rate of 75.6%, relinquishing 375 yds on 34 for 45 through the air.
Concerning this team's ability to score points, the Minutemen are ranked 120th in the nation holding an average of 7.0 PPG. During this campaign to this point, the Minutemen have compiled 167 yards via the pass, which has them ranked 100th in Division 1. The UMass Minutemen hold an average of 209.0 yards/outing, which ranks them 126th in D-1. The UMass offense has 66 yds of penalties on 6 violations, which ranks 74th in the country in terms of making mistakes.
UMass has allowed the opposition a total of 222 rushing yards. They have conceded 2 touchdowns through the air in addition to 375.0 yards per outing, which has them in 140th in college football. The Minutemen defense has participated in 86 plays, which is 130th in Division 1. The Minutemen are allowing 51.0 PPG, ranking them 140th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Minutemen college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Minutemen +37.5
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