Clemson Tigers vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 10/8/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Location: Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+20.5)
The Clemson Tigers (5-0) are hitting the road to Alumni Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Boston College Eagles (2-3). Boston College opens this game as 20.5-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is 50.
The Clemson Tigers head into this game 5-0 this year. The last time they took the field, the Tigers stepped onto the field against the NC State Wolfpack and went home with a win by a final score of 30-20. D.J. Uiagalelei went 21/30 with 209 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a quarterback rate of 139.5 and ended the contest without throwing an interception. D.J. Uiagalelei led the offense in rushing for the Tigers with 14 totes for 73 yards (5.2 yards per carry). The Clemson Tigers ran the ball a total of 38 times and had 145 yards, which came out to an average of 3.8 yards per carry. On the day, they had 68 plays for 354 yds. Clemson conceded 28 completions on 48 attempts for 245 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.3%. When it came to stopping the run, the Tigers gave up 34 yds on 21 attempts, which is an average of 1.6 yds per run surrendered.
The Tigers have tallied 2,188 total yards this year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Clemson has totaled 12 touchdowns via the pass and 13 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the football over 4 times. Clemson has accrued 114 1st downs as a unit, and they have been hurt by 34 penalties for 330 yds. Offensively they're averaging 175.8 yards on the ground which is 51st in D-1. When talking about putting the ball in the endzone, the Clemson Tigers are sitting at 41.0 PPG.
The Tigers sit in 43rd in the country regarding team defense, giving up 21.4 PPG. The opposition is running for 2.4 yards per rush on the ground and 69.6 rushing yards per game for the campaign. During this campaign, they have conceded 348 yards on the ground through 5 contests. When talking about yards through the air, the Tigers are allowing 1,316 yards which has them ranked 106th in D-1. They are allowing 263.2 yards per game via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 63.8%. For the season, they are giving up 332.8 yards/contest which ranks them 36th in Division 1. They have yielded 10 touchdowns through the air as well as 2 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Eagles head into this matchup 2-3 this season. In their last game, the Eagles went home victorious with a score of 34-33 against the Louisville Cardinals. Alex Broome ran the ball 9 times for 83 yds, finishing the game with 9.2 yards per carry for Boston College. Phil Jurkovec (3 touchdowns) ended the contest with 304 yds on 18/21 through the air while his QB rate was 244.9. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 14.5. Boston College gave up 39 run attempts for 147 yds (3.8 yds per carry). The Eagles passing defense gave up a completion rate of 55.6%, surrendering 205 yds on 20 for 36 passing. The Eagles finished the game with a total of 448 yards while they ran 57 plays (7.9 yds per play). Boston College rushed the football for 4.0 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 144 yds on 36 attempts.
The Boston College Eagles maintain an average of 316.2 yards/contest, ranking them 113th in Division 1. The Boston College offense has accrued 197 penalty yds on 29 violations, ranking them 84th in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards. Over the course of the season to this point, the Eagles have racked up 1,198 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 239.6 passing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 76th in college football. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Eagles are ranked 103rd in the nation holding an average of 23.4 PPG.
The Eagles are giving up 28.6 points per game, which has them ranked 88th in Division 1. Boston College has allowed the opposition a total of 772 yards rushing (154.4 yards per game) and 12 touchdowns on the ground so far this year. In total, they have conceded 143 pts. They have given up 5 touchdowns through the air and 218.8 yards/outing, which has them ranked 59th in college football. The Eagles defense has been on the field for 347 plays, which ranks 84th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -20.5
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