Virginia Tech Hokies vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 11/5/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Location: Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+3)
Alumni Stadium is the site where the Boston College Eagles (4-4) will try to beat the Virginia Tech Hokies (4-4) on Friday. Virginia Tech opens this contest as 3-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 45.
The Virginia Tech Hokies head into this game 4-4 this season. The last time they took the field, the Hokies played against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and walked away with a win by a score of 26-17. Malachi Thomas was the rushing leader for the Hokies with 25 attempts for 103 yds (4.1 yards per carry). Braxton Burmeister went 15/25 with 254 yards through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rate of 171.7 and walked away from the contest without throwing a pick. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Hokies conceded 183 yards on 30 tries, which is 6.1 yards per rush allowed. Virginia Tech relinquished 15 completions on 26 attempts for 183 yards, and a completion rate of 57.7%. When the final whistle blew, they tallied 77 plays which gave them a total of 495 yards. The Virginia Tech Hokies ran the football 52 different times and recorded 241 yds, which had them averaging 4.6 yards per tote.
The Hokies have earned 2,800 yards in total over the course of this year. When it comes to scoring, Virginia Tech has totaled 9 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the ball 6 times. Virginia Tech has 158 1st downs, and they have committed 31 infractions for 262 yds. As a team they hold an average of 160.6 yards on the ground which ranks them 73rd in Division 1. Regarding putting points on the board, the Virginia Tech Hokies are sitting at 24.0 points per game.
The Hokies are ranked 57th in the nation when it comes to team defense, allowing 22.4 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 4.8 yards per rushing attempt and 177.9 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this year, they have given up 1,423 rushing yards through 8 games. Regarding yards through the air, the Hokies have conceded 1,604 yards which has them ranked 44th in college football. They are allowing 200.5 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 57.1%. Over the course of this season, they are conceding 378.4 yards per outing putting them 72nd in D-1. They have yielded 13 touchdowns by air as well as 10 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Eagles head into this matchup 4-4 for this season. In their last game, the Eagles walked away with a loss by a score of 21-6 when they played the Syracuse Orange. Dennis Grosel finished the contest with 93 yds on 9/17 passing while his quarterback rating was 98.9. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.5. Pat Garwo III carried the football 17 times for 84 yds, finishing the game with 4.9 yards per attempt for Boston College. The Eagles ended up finishing with 251 yds and they ran 72 plays (3.5 yards per play). Boston College rushed for 1.8 yards per carry, finishing the game with 71 yards on 40 attempts. Boston College conceded 47 attempts on the ground for 293 yards (6.2 yds per rush). The Eagles secondary allowed a completion percentage of 35.7%, relinquishing 65 yds on 5 out of 14 through the air.
In relation to the points being put on the board, the Eagles rank 83rd in Division 1 by tallying 25.6 PPG. During the season to this point, the Eagles have compiled 1,603 passing yards along with an average of 200.4 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 96th in Division 1. The Boston College Eagles are averaging 355.6 yards per outing, which ranks them 98th in the nation. The Boston College offense has totaled 336 yds of penalties on 39 violations, ranking them 107th in college football in terms of helping out the opposition.
Boston College has allowed the opposition a total of 1,383 yards rushing (172.9 yards per game) as well as 11 touchdowns on the ground on the campaign. They have conceded 7 touchdowns via the pass and 174.0 yards per outing, ranking them 23rd in Division 1. The Eagles defense has been on the field for 489 plays, which ranks 25th in D-1. The Eagles are conceding 20.8 points per game, which puts them 46th in D-1. Overall, they have allowed 166 total points.
Who will win tonight's Hokies/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hokies -3
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