Boston College Eagles vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 9/23/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Location: Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-16)
Cardinal Stadium is where the Louisville Cardinals (3-0) will attempt to beat the Boston College Eagles (1-2) on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Louisville opens this matchup as 16-point favorites. The betting total is set at 55.5.
The Boston College Eagles head into this game 1-2 for this season. In their last game, the Eagles took on the Florida State Seminoles and took a loss by a score of 31-29. Thomas Castellanos finished 20/33 with 305 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 142.2 and finished the game with 1 pick. Thomas Castellanos led the offense in rushing for the Eagles with 16 totes for 95 yds (5.9 yds per carry). The Boston College Eagles ran the ball 41 different times and compiled 152 yards, which had them averaging 3.7 yards per carry. In all, they had 75 plays which totaled 457 yards. Boston College relinquished 15 pass completions on 24 attempts for a total of 222 yards, and a completion rate of 62.5%. On the ground, the Eagles conceded 128 yds on 34 attempts, which is an average of 3.8 yards per run allowed.
The Eagles have racked up 1,180 yards in total over the course of this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Boston College has compiled 5 passing touchdowns and 5 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the ball 2 different times. Boston College has accounted for 63 first downs, and they have committed 38 infractions for 333 yards. As a team they have an average of 168.7 yards in the run game which ranks them 60th in D-1. In terms of scoring points, the Boston College Eagles have an average of 28.0 PPG.
The Eagles are ranked 98th in D-1 in terms of team defense, allowing 28.7 points per game. They are allowing 4.6 yards per rush and 187.3 rushing yards per game for the season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 562 rushing yards through 3 outings. In terms of yards through the air, the Eagles have conceded 524 yards which puts them in 26th in Division 1. They have relinquished 174.7 yards per outing via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 57.3%. For the season, they are giving up 362.0 yards/outing which ranks them 75th in D-1. They have yielded 3 touchdowns via the pass and 9 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Cardinals come into this matchup with a record of 3-0 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Cardinals walked away with a victory by a final of 21-14 against the Indiana Hoosiers. Jawhar Jordan carried the rock 18 times for 113 yards, walking away from the game with 6.3 yds per attempt for Louisville. Jack Plummer (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 238 yds on 13/23 through the air while his QB rating was 149.1. He tossed 1 interception and his Y/A was 10.3. Louisville conceded 27 rush attempts for 58 yds (2.1 yards per rush). The Cardinals passing defense conceded a completion percentage of 70.6%, surrendering 299 yds on 24 for 34 passing. The Cardinals finished with 422 yds while they ran 62 plays (6.8 yards per play). Louisville rushed the ball for 4.7 yards per carry, finishing the contest with 184 yards on 39 attempts.
The Louisville Cardinals maintain an average of 528.7 yards/outing, which ranks them 9th in the nation. The Louisville offense has 153 yds of penalties on 20 violations, which ranks them 44th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. They maintain an average of 251.7 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 755 yards for the year. They have thrown 4 picks while surrendering 0 fumbles and they have been able to earn 70 first downs. In relation to how much they score, the Cardinals currently rank 32nd in the country with an average of 38.7 PPG. For the year thus far, the Cardinals have thrown for 831 passing yards in addition to an average of 277.0 passing yards per game, giving them a rank of 35th in the nation.
Louisville has conceded a total of 327 yards rushing (109.0 yards per game) in addition to 3 touchdowns by way of the ground game for the campaign. They have given up 4 touchdowns through the air in addition to 228.0 yards per game, ranking them 86th in Division 1. Their defense has compiled 3 fumbles recovered and 3 interceptions for the year. The Cardinals defense has been on the field for 185 plays, which is 33rd in the nation. The Cardinals are giving up 16.0 PPG, ranking them 37th in Division 1. This season, they have surrendered 48 pts.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles +16
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