Notre Dame Fighting Irish Vs. Boston College Eagles Betting Picks, Lines, Odds,& Predictions
The Fighting Irish (7-0 SU, 3-4 ATS) will look to build on their perfect start to the season as they visit the Eagles (5-3 SU, 5-3 ATS) at Alumni Stadium for the Saturday college football matchup. Despite starting their campaign with seven wins, Notre Dame is yet to secure a playoff spot, but last week’s double-overtime upset against No1 Clemson will do wonders for their confidence. Boston College is also coming off a hard-fought win at Syracuse, but have been on the wrong side of the Holy War rivalry for some time, losing the last seven matchups.
Notre Dame Vs. Boston College Betting Line Movement
After coming out on top as the underdogs last week, the Fighting Irish are double digits favorites in this one, with oddsmakers favoring them by -13.5 points. The total hovered around 50 all week which is exactly where it stands at the moment.
Notes On The Notre Dame
Notre Dame beat the No1-ranked team for the first time in 13 years last week and once again RB Kyren Williams proved that his pivotal role in their offense. He torched Clemson for 140 yards and 3 touchdowns, 2 of them coming in the overtime. His performance was hardly surprising as he is having a fantastic year with 740 yards and 10 touchdowns this year, averaging 5.8 yards per carry. This doesn’t mean that the passing game of the Fighting Irish should be underestimated. Senior QB Ian Book didn’t excel last week, but has been solid and reliable all season, with 8 passing touchdowns and only 1 interception. He’s also a threat on the ground as he has amassed 279 yards and 5 touchdowns. The defense, led by DLs Adetokumbo Ogundeji and Daelin Hayes, has only allowed 14 points per game so far, and the Clemson game was the only one in which they allowed more than 30 points and only second with over 20.
Now, the main job of head coach Brian Kelly is to make sure that players are focused on the next game and that the team doesn’t experience a hangover from the big win. Notre Dame destroyed Boston college last year, 40-7, but we can hardly expect to see a similar one-sided game this time around. Still, they should be able to take care of business and get one step closer to ACC Championship and college playoffs.
Notes On The Boston College
Boston College may have won last week against Syracuse by only three points, but they dominated throughout the game holding the ball for 39 minutes holding the opponent to just 240 yards. However, the Eagles fans will surely be worried but their team failing to turn so much possession advantage into points. Prior to this game, they have been actually quite good on offense, averaging over 26 points. Their offense is led by a sophomore quarterback Phil Jurkovec who began his career at Notre Dame which adds a bit more intrigue to this game. Jurkovec has been decent this season throwing for 2083 yards and 15 touchdowns and adding three more rushing scores. Still, we can expect Boston college to rely more on their running game on Saturday in an effort to keep the game close, especially with RB David Bailey in fine form racking up 125 yards on 25 carries last week.
Notre Dame Vs Boston College Betting Pick: Under 50
The UNDER has been a regular occurrence when these two teams meet, with the total going below the line in 8 of their last 9 matchups. The Eagles know that they can’t get into a gun-slinging duel with the Irish and will look to slow things down. On the other hand, we can see Notre Dame’s defense getting more than a fair share of stops against their former QB.