Louisville Cardinals vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+13.5)
Alumni Stadium is the location where the Boston College Eagles (1-3) will try to defeat the Louisville Cardinals (2-2) on Saturday. Louisville opens this contest as 13.5-point favorites. The total is 51.
The Louisville Cardinals come into this game with a record of 2-2 for this season. In their last matchup, the Cardinals faced the USF Bulls and went home with a win by a final score of 41-3. Malik Cunningham finished 14/22 with 186 yds through the air and 1 TD. He had a QB rate of 149.7 and ended the contest with no interceptions. Malik Cunningham was the best rusher for the Cardinals with 9 carries for 113 yards (12.6 yards per carry). Once the final whistle blew, they had 76 plays for 542 yds. The Louisville Cardinals ran the football 46 times and accounted for 283 yds, which came out to an average of 6.2 yards per tote. In the running game, the Cardinals gave up 48 yards on 35 attempts, which is an average of 1.4 yards per run surrendered. Louisville relinquished 13 completions on 28 tries for a total of 110 yards, and a completion percentage of 46.4%.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Louisville Cardinals are averaging 24.8 points per game. As a team they maintain an average of 224.5 yards on the ground which is 14th in D-1. The Cardinals have earned 1,792 total yards for the year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Louisville has amassed 2 touchdowns through the air and 10 rushing touchdowns. Louisville has earned 87 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 35 infractions for 286 yds. They have turned the football over 9 different times.
The Cardinals are sitting in 48th in D-1 when it comes to their opponents scoring, conceding 20.8 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.4 yards per run and 163.3 yards on the ground per game this year. For the season, they have conceded 653 yards on the ground through 4 outings. Regarding yards via the pass, the Cardinals are allowing 748 yds which ranks them 31st in the nation. They have conceded 187.0 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 58.3%. In total, they are surrendering 350.3 yards/outing putting them 51st in Division 1. They have conceded 6 touchdowns via the pass as well as 5 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Eagles step onto the field holding a record of 1-3 this year. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Eagles took a defeat with a final score of 44-14 when they played the Florida State Seminoles. Phil Jurkovec (1 touchdown) finished the game with 105 yds on 15/23 through the air while his QB rate was 100.5. He tossed 2 picks and his Y/A was 4.6. Xavier Coleman carried the rock 5 times for 44 yds, ending the game with 8.8 yards per carry for Boston College. The Eagles finished the game with 235 yards while they ran 63 plays (3.7 yds per play). Boston College rushed for 2.8 yds per carry, totaling 95 yards on 34 carries. Boston College allowed 35 rushing attempts for 180 yards (5.1 yds per rush). The Eagles secondary allowed a completion rate of 61.3%, relinquishing 350 yds on 19 out of 31 passing.
The Boston College Eagles are averaging 283.3 yards/game, which has them ranked 122nd in the nation. The Boston College offense has compiled 114 penalty yds on 16 violations, which ranks them 123rd in college football in terms of making mistakes. Over the course of the season to this point, the Eagles have compiled 894 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 223.5 passing yards per outing, ranking them 87th in the country. Regarding how much they score, the Eagles are ranked 110th in college football with 20.8 PPG.
The Eagles are relinquishing 27.5 points per game, ranking them 86th in the country. Boston College has yielded a total of 625 rushing yards (156.3 yards per game) in addition to 9 touchdowns via the rush for the year. This year, they have surrendered 110 total points. They have allowed 4 touchdowns through the air and 222.3 yards per outing, which has them sitting 67th in college football. The Eagles defense has taken part in 272 plays, which is 70th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles +13.5
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