Syracuse Orange vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 11/26/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Eagles (+8)
The Boston College Eagles (3-8) will take on the Syracuse Orange (6-5) at Alumni Stadium on Saturday. Syracuse opens this contest as 8-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 47.
The Syracuse Orange head into this game 6-5 for this season. In their last matchup, the Orange played against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and ended up losing by a score of 45-35. Garrett Shrader went 17/31 with 324 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 146.8 and finished the game with 1 interception. Sean Tucker led the offense in rushing for the Orange with 16 carries for 106 yds (6.6 yds per carry). The Syracuse Orange rushed the ball a total of 29 different times and compiled 120 yards, which is an average of 4.1 yards per carry. At the end of the game, they had 61 plays which gave them a total of 477 yards. Syracuse surrendered 30 completions on 43 attempts for 331 yds, and a completion rate of 69.8%. In the running game, the Orange gave up 204 yards on 52 attempts, which averages out to 3.9 yards per run allowed.
The Orange have racked up 3,956 total yards for the year. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Syracuse has amassed 17 touchdowns via the pass and 17 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 11 different times. Syracuse has recorded 215 1st downs as a unit, and they have been called for 91 infractions for 686 yds. As a team they average 141.5 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 77th in the country. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Syracuse Orange have an average of 28.0 points per outing.
The Orange sit in 36th in Division 1 in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 22.6 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 3.9 yards per rushing attempt and 154.9 rushing yards per game so far this year. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,704 yards via the running game in 11 games. When talking about passing yards, the Orange have allowed 2,013 yds which ranks them 14th in the country. They have given up 183.0 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 65.4%. During this campaign, they are allowing 337.9 yards/game which ranks them 31st in the country. They have granted 14 touchdowns through the air and 15 touchdowns via the ground game.
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The Eagles head into this game 3-8 this season. The last time they took the field, the Eagles took a defeat with a final score of 44-0 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Emmett Morehead finished the contest with 117 yds on 9/22 through the air while his quarterback rating was 58.3. He had 3 picks and his average yards per attempt was 5.3. Alex Broome ran the football 7 times for 25 yds, finishing the game with 3.6 yds per carry for Boston College. Boston College rushed the ball for 1.6 yards per tote, finishing the game with 56 yds on 36 attempts. The Eagles ended up finishing with 173 yards while running 58 plays (3.0 yds per play). The Eagles passing defense conceded a completion rate of 52.0%, relinquishing 156 yds on 13 for 25 through the air. Boston College relinquished 38 attempts on the ground for 281 yards (7.4 yds per rush).
Regarding how much they score, the Eagles rank 125th in D-1 by tallying 17.3 points per contest. During the season so far, the Eagles currently have a total of 2,713 yards via the pass not to mention an average of 246.6 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 48th in D-1. The Boston College Eagles maintain an average of 307.5 yards/outing, which ranks them 121st in college football. The Boston College offense has compiled 537 yards of penalties on 67 infractions, which is good for 68th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team.
The Eagles are giving up 30.2 points per game, which puts them 103rd in D-1. Boston College has conceded a total of 1,851 yards rushing (168.3 yards per game) in addition to 23 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the year. This year, they have relinquished 332 points in total. They have surrendered 17 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 204.5 yards per game, ranking them 39th in Division 1. The Eagles defense has been on the field for 740 plays, ranking them 52nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Eagles college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Eagles +8
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