Boston College Eagles vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons Prediction, 10/22/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Truist Field in Winston-Salem, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Demon Deacons (-20.5)
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-1) are hosting the Boston College Eagles (2-4) at Truist Field on Saturday. Boston College opens this game as 20.5-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 61.5.
The Boston College Eagles head into this matchup 2-4 for this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Eagles faced off with the Clemson Tigers and went home with a loss by a final score of 31-3. Xavier Coleman led the offense in rushing for the Eagles with 11 carries for 37 yds (3.4 yds per attempt). Phil Jurkovec connected on 19/40 with 188 yards through the air. He had a QB rate of 87 and finished the contest without throwing a pick. In the running game, the Eagles conceded 144 yds on 32 tries, which is 4.5 yds per rush surrendered. Boston College gave up 18 pass completions on 32 attempts for a total of 220 yds, and a completion percentage of 56.3%. For the game, they ran 72 plays which totaled 254 yds. The Boston College Eagles ended up running the ball 30 times and recorded 34 yards, which had them averaging 1.1 yards per attempt.
The Eagles currently have 1,826 total yards for this campaign. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Boston College has compiled 11 passing touchdowns and 4 rushing touchdowns. They have surrendered the football 10 times. Boston College has compiled 99 1st downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 32 infractions for 232 yards. As a team they're maintaining an average of 68.0 yards on the ground which ranks them 130th in the country. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Boston College Eagles hold an average of 20.0 points per outing.
The Eagles are sitting in 85th in the nation regarding their opponents scoring, allowing 29.0 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt and 152.7 rushing yards per game on the season. In total, they have given up 916 rushing yards through 6 games. When talking about yards via the pass, the Eagles are allowing 1,314 yards which has them sitting in 35th in the nation. They have conceded 219.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 56.9%. Over the course of this year, they are allowing 371.7 yards/game which puts them 60th in D-1. They have granted 8 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 13 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Demon Deacons head into this matchup 5-1 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Demon Deacons went home victorious with a score of 45-10 when they played the Army Black Knights. Justice Ellison carried the football 11 times for 96 yards, finishing the contest with 8.7 yards per carry for Wake Forest. Sam Hartman (1 touchdown) ended the game with 246 yds on 13/19 through the air while his QB rating was 194.5. He didn't throw any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 12.9. Wake Forest gave up 53 rushing attempts for 225 yds (4.2 yards per rush). The Demon Deacons pass defense conceded a completion rate of 47.6%, relinquishing 182 yards on 10 for 21 passing. The Demon Deacons finished the contest with a total of 488 yards while running 64 plays (7.6 yds per play). Wake Forest rushed for 5.3 yards per tote, totaling 221 yards on 42 carries.
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Demon Deacons rank 14th in the country holding an average of 41.2 points per contest. Over the course of the season so far, the Demon Deacons have compiled 1,757 yards through the air as well as an average of 292.8 throwing yards per contest, which is ranked 27th in the country. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons have an average of 440.5 yards/outing, which has them sitting 39th in college football. The Wake Forest offense has accrued 258 penalty yards on 28 infractions, which is 121st in the nation in terms of making mistakes.
Wake Forest has allowed a total of 898 yards rushing (149.7 yards per contest) as well as 4 touchdowns via the rush on the year. They have conceded 14 touchdowns through the air in addition to 235.3 yards/outing, which has them sitting 74th in college football. The Demon Deacons defense has taken the field for 428 plays, which has them sitting 51st in D-1. The Demon Deacons are allowing 25.5 points per game, ranking them 63rd in college football. This year, they have surrendered 153 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Demon Deacons college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Demon Deacons -20.5
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