NC State Wolfpack vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 10/16/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Location: Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+3)
The NC State Wolfpack (4-1) are headed to Alumni Stadium on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Boston College Eagles (4-1). NC State opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The over/under is 52.
The NC State Wolfpack head into this game 4-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Wolfpack played the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and went home with a win by a final score of 34-27. Devin Leary finished 22/36 with 251 yards passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 138.0 and ended the game without throwing a pick. Ricky Person Jr. was the best rusher for the Wolfpack with 15 totes for 90 yards (6.0 yds per attempt). In all, they had 67 plays which gave them 418 yds. The NC State Wolfpack rushed the ball a total of 31 different times and amassed 167 yds, which earned them an average of 5.4 yards per tote. When it came to stopping the run, the Wolfpack gave up 139 yds on 35 tries, which averages out to 4.0 yds per run allowed. NC State allowed 26 pass completions on 44 attempts for 341 yds, and a completion percentage of 59.1%.
The Wolfpack currently have 2,171 total yards for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, NC State has amassed 12 touchdowns via the pass and 9 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 5 different times. NC State has 122 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 27 penalties for 263 yards. As a team they're maintaining an average of 172.0 yards rushing which ranks them 53rd in the country. When it comes to putting points on the board, the NC State Wolfpack have an average of 32.2 points per contest.
When talking about passing yards, the Wolfpack are conceding 1,017 yards which has them ranked 32nd in D-1. They are allowing 203.4 yards per outing through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 54.9%. For the year, they have given up 295.6 yards/contest putting them 25th in the nation. They have conceded 8 touchdowns via the pass as well as 1 touchdown via the ground game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.4 yards per run and 92.2 rushing yards per game on the season. In total, they have given up 461 rushing yards through 5 games. The Wolfpack are ranked 23rd in the country regarding the opposition scoring, conceding 15.8 PPG.
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The Eagles come into this matchup with a record of 4-1 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Eagles walked away with a loss by a score of 19-13 when they played the Clemson Tigers. Pat Garwo III carried the football 12 times for 57 yds, ending the game with 4.8 yards per carry for Boston College. Dennis Grosel ended the contest with 311 yds on 23/40 passing while his QB rate was 112.8. He tossed 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 7.8. Boston College relinquished 40 run attempts for 231 yds (5.8 yds per carry). The Eagles passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 46.4%, surrendering 207 yds on 13 out of 28 passing. The Eagles finished the contest with a total of 368 yards while they ran 73 plays (5.0 yards per play). Boston College rushed the football for 1.7 yds per attempt, finishing with 57 yards on 33 attempts.
Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Eagles rank 26th in college football averaging 35.6 points per game. During the season to this point, the Eagles currently have a total of 1,088 passing yards as well as an average of 217.6 throwing yards per contest, which is ranked 83rd in the country. The Boston College Eagles have an average of 407.4 yards per game, which has them ranked 62nd in the country. The Boston College offense has racked up 246 penalty yds on 29 infractions, which ranks them 101st in college football in terms of helping out the opposition.
Boston College has allowed the opposition a total of 629 yards via the ground game (125.8 yards per game) as well as 5 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the campaign. They have allowed the opposition 4 touchdowns via the pass and 193.8 yards per contest, which has them in 42nd in the country. The Eagles defense has participated in 306 plays, which ranks 18th in the nation. The Eagles are giving up 16.8 points per contest, which has them sitting 30th in the country. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 84 points.
Who will win tonight's Wolfpack/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Wolfpack -3
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