Duke Blue Devils vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 11/4/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Duke Blue Devils vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Friday, November 4, 2022
Location: Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+10.5)
The Duke Blue Devils (5-3) are en route to Alumni Stadium on Friday where they will play the Boston College Eagles (2-6). Boston College opens as 10.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 49.
The Duke Blue Devils come into this matchup with a record of 5-3 for this season. In their last game, the Blue Devils faced the Miami Hurricanes and walked away with a win by a score of 45-21. Riley Leonard finished 13/25 with 136 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 110.9 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Jaquez Moore led the offense in rushing for the Blue Devils with 6 totes for 63 yards (10.5 yards per carry). In the game, they tallied 67 plays which gave them 336 yds. The Duke Blue Devils rushed the ball a total of 42 times and had 200 yards, which had them averaging 4.8 yards per tote. Against the rush, the Blue Devils gave up 48 yards on 31 attempts, which is an average of 1.5 yards per run surrendered. Duke conceded 24 completions on 37 tries for 279 yds, and a completion percentage of 64.9%.
In terms of scoring, the Duke Blue Devils have an average of 34.4 points per game. As a team they're holding an average of 205.1 yards rushing which ranks them 21st in college football. The Blue Devils have racked up 3,377 total yards for the season. In terms of notching touchdowns, Duke has totaled 10 passing touchdowns and 22 touchdowns on the ground. Duke has tallied 177 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 48 infractions for 482 yds. They have turned the ball over 6 different times.
The Blue Devils are ranked 40th in D-1 regarding team defense, giving up 22.1 points per game. They are allowing 3.9 yards per tote and 131.0 yards on the ground per game this season. Overall, they have allowed 1,048 running yards through 8 games. When talking about passing yards, the Blue Devils have conceded 2,103 yards which has them sitting in 100th in the nation. They have surrendered 262.9 yards per game via the pass in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 62.4%. Overall, they have given up 393.9 yards per game putting them at 83rd in the country. They have yielded 16 touchdowns by air as well as 6 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Eagles head into this matchup 2-6 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Eagles walked away with a loss by a score of 13-3 against the Connecticut Huskies. Phil Jurkovec walked away from the game with 155 yds on 12/19 through the air while his quarterback rate was 110.6. He had 2 picks and his average yards per attempt was 8.2. Phil Jurkovec carried the ball 14 times for 29 yds, ending the game with 2.1 yds per carry for Boston College. Boston College rushed for 2.5 yds per carry, totaling 76 yards on 30 carries. The Eagles finished the contest with a total of 335 yds while they ran 68 plays (4.9 yds per play). The Eagles secondary gave up a completion percentage of 57.9%, surrendering 173 yds on 11 out of 19 passing. Boston College gave up 39 rushing attempts for 107 yds (2.7 yds per rush).
The Boston College Eagles hold an average of 309.5 yards per outing, ranking them 117th in the country. The Boston College offense has accrued 366 yards of penalties on 45 violations, which ranks them 88th in college football in terms of helping out the opposition. Over the course of the season so far, the Eagles have racked up 1,936 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 242.0 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 67th in Division 1. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Eagles are sitting 122nd in college football with an average of 17.3 points per outing.
The Eagles are surrendering 28.8 points per game, which puts them 84th in the country. Boston College has yielded a total of 1,138 yards rushing (142.3 yards/game) in addition to 14 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. This season, they have conceded 230 points in total. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns through the air and 225.0 yards/game, which puts them in 60th in D-1. The Eagles defense has been on the field for 543 plays, which is good for 54th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Blue Devils/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles +10.5
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