AdvoCare V100 Odds: Arizona vs BC
Arizona and Boston College will travel down to Shreveport for December 31 as the two schools compete in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl at Independence Stadium.
Boston College is just 1-6 ATS past seven bowl games while the UNDER is 5-1 in six Arizona bowl games since 1997.
Heisman candidate running back Andre Williams, who ran for 2,100 yards this season and 17 touchdowns, will aim to control this game for the Eagles.
Overall, favorites are 8-2 ATS in the past 10 Independence Bowl games. BC played five straight OVERs to end the 2013 regular season.
The Wildcats sport a record of 7-5 and 5-6-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Eagles sit at 7-5 and 7-5 ATS on the season. The over under records are 4-8 for the Wildcats and 8-4 for the Eagles.
According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 65-rated Wildcats and the No. 78-rated Eagles in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 34-27 win for the Wildcats on Tuesday.
Last time out for Boston College, they were a 34-31 loser as they battled Syracuse on the road. Boston College failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 65 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Eagles were Week 14 losers coming out on the wrong end of 34-31 score against Syracuse. Ka'Deem Carey ran through the Arizona State defense for 157 yards in Arizona's last game, but the Wildcats still lost a 58-21 decision at Sun Devil Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 43-ranked offense (32.75 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 73 at 27.83 PPG. The Wildcats passing attack has averaged 186.75 yards per game, less than the Eagles give up through the air (267.42 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Eagles own the league's No. 54-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 166.33 yards per game when on the road. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 16 this week in generating rushing yards at home.