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Pinstripe Bowl Betting Preview: Boston College Is A Sizzling Spread Bet

Yankee Stadium plays host to the 2017 edition of the Pinstripe Bowl, as Iowa and Boston College prepare to put on a show in the Bronx.

MyBookie opened the Hawkeyes as 3-point favorites with a total of 46.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of Boston College’s last seven games against the Big Ten.
  • Boston College is 1-5 SU in its last six games in December.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of Iowa’s last seven games in December.

This is the first-ever meeting between Iowa and Boston College and Iowa’s first trip to the Pinstripe Bowl. It was a season of major highs and lows for the Hawkeyes, as the team pounded then-No. 3 Ohio State 55-24 before losing on the last play vs then-No. 4 Penn State 21-19. This is Iowa’s fourth bowl appearance in a row and 15th in 17 seasons. Iowa is 8-11 SU vs ACC foes.

Boston College is appearing in the Pinstripe Bowl for the second time after losing in overtime 31-30 to Penn State in 2014. The Eagles are on a roll right now and are entering the bowl having won five of their last six contests. BC’s only loss in that span came against North Carolina State by three points. Four of the Eagles’ five losses were to teams ranked in the Top 25 in the college football rankings.

The Eagles offense is tough to stop, as the squad is averaging 36 points while outscoring the opposition by 19 points per game over its last six tilts. Boston College is quietly one of the hottest bets in the nation right now, evidenced by the Eagles going a sizzling 8-0-1 ATS in their last nine games.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and analytics picked a 29-27 win for the Hawkeyes. That value could change during the week, if injuries or other factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Boston College Eagles vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes have seen them go 7-5 and 6-5-1 ATS so far this season, while the Boston College Eagles are at 7-5 and 8-3-1 ATS. In OVER/UNDER totals betting, the Boston College Eagles are 4-8, while the Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Iowa vs Boston College injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 35-rated Hawkeyes and the No. 39-ranked Eagles, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Iowa Hawkeyes' No. 69-ranked offense (28.33 PPG) against a Boston College Eagles defense that ranks No. 34 at 22.5 PPG. The Hawkeyes passing attack has averaged 197.83 yards per game, less than the Eagles give up through the air (199.33 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 93-rated road run defense, allowing 200.33 yards per game. Iowa, meanwhile, ranks No. 89 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

AJ Dillon went over the 100-yard mark (193) in his team's latest effort as Boston College defeated Syracuse by a score of 42-14 on Saturday.

Nebraska was unable to contain Akrum Wadley in its last action Friday and the result was a 56-14 Week 13 loss against the Hawkeyes.

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