Boston College Eagles vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 11/19/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Fighting Irish (-21.5)
The Boston College Eagles (3-7) are hitting the road to Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday where they will play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-3). Boston College opens this contest as 21.5-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The betting total comes in at 47.
The Boston College Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 3-7 this season. In their last contest, the Eagles took the field against the NC State Wolfpack and walked away with a win by a score of 21-20. Alex Broome was the rushing leader for the Eagles with 6 totes for 13 yds (2.2 yards per carry). Emmett Morehead went 29/48 with 330 yds through the air and 3 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 130.5 and finished the contest with 2 interceptions. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Eagles conceded 200 yards on 44 tries, which is an average of 4.5 yards per rush allowed. Boston College conceded 12 pass completions on 24 attempts for a total of 135 yds, and a completion rate of 50.0%. Overall, they ran 71 plays for 329 yards. The Boston College Eagles ran the ball a total of 23 times and totaled -1 yards, which came out to an average of 0.0 yards per tote.
The Eagles have earned 3,210 total yards this season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Boston College has compiled 19 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 19 times. Boston College has accounted for 170 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 64 infractions for 517 yds. As a unit they're holding an average of 61.4 yards on the ground which has them sitting 131st in D-1. When talking about putting points on the board, the Boston College Eagles are sitting at 19.0 PPG.
The Eagles are ranked 88th in the nation concerning team defense, giving up 28.8 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.1 yards per running attempt and 157.0 rushing yards per contest so far this season. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,570 running yards through 10 outings. Regarding yards through the air, the Eagles are conceding 2,093 yards which puts them in 44th in Division 1. They have conceded 209.3 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 58.0%. For the season, they are giving up 366.3 yards per contest which puts them 54th in the country. They have relinquished 16 touchdowns by air as well as 19 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Fighting Irish step onto the field holding a record of 7-3 for this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Fighting Irish got the victory with a final of 35-32 when they faced the Navy Midshipmen. Drew Pyne (4 touchdowns) ended the contest with 269 yds on 17/21 passing while his quarterback rating was 241.9. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per attempt was 12.8. Audric Estime ran the ball 8 times for 49 yds, finishing the game with 6.1 yards per carry for Notre Dame. Notre Dame ran the ball for 1.9 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 66 yards on 34 attempts. The Fighting Irish finished the contest with a total of 335 yards on 55 plays (6.1 yards per play). The Fighting Irish secondary allowed a completion percentage of 46.2%, relinquishing 108 yds on 6 out of 13 through the air. Notre Dame surrendered 46 rush attempts for 255 yds (5.5 yds per rush).
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish average 374.7 yards per contest, which is good for 78th in the country. The Notre Dame offense has totaled 451 yds of penalties on 50 infractions, which is 107th in the nation in terms of helping out the opposition. Over the course of the season so far, the Fighting Irish currently sit at 1,925 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 192.5 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 110th in the nation. In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Fighting Irish are ranking 60th in D-1 averaging 29.7 PPG.
Notre Dame has allowed the opposition a total of 1,382 yards rushing (138.2 yards/game) as well as 12 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have allowed 16 touchdowns through the air as well as 193.8 yards/game, ranking them 27th in the nation. The Fighting Irish defense has been on the field for 641 plays, which ranks 28th in Division 1. The Fighting Irish are giving up 22.3 points per game, which has them ranked 39th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 223 total points.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Fighting Irish college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Fighting Irish -21.5
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