Eagles host Fighting Irish in Week 11 action
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Boston College Eagles Odds
Notre Dame's Fighting Irish, after rallying to beat Pitt Saturday to remain undefeated, hit the road for the Holy War game with the Boston College Eagles Saturday night at Chestnut Hill (8 pm ET, ABC).
The Golden Domers, now 9-0 and this week's No. 4 in the BCS standings, were early 18-point favorites over 2-7 BC.
Betting Line: The Fighting Irish were listed as 20-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Eagles - Fighting Irish odds would favor the Fighting Irish if the lines were set according to power ranks. Boston College is rated No. 113 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Fighting Irish sit at No. 3. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 38-14 win for the Fighting Irish.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston College's No. 98-ranked offense, averaging 22.1 PPG, against a Fighting Irish defense that ranks No. 2 this week at 11.7 PPG. The Eagles aerial game is averaging 289.2 yards per game, more than the Fighting Irish secondary allows through the air, 194 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Fighting Irish feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 71.3 yards per game. Boston College, meanwhile, ranks No. 121 in rushing offense at home.
Notre Dame was a 29-26 winner in its last match at home against Pittsburgh. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 55 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Fighting Irish grabbed a Week 10 victory over the Panthers in their last game, winning 29-26 at Notre Dame Stadium.
Last time out for Boston College, they were a 28-14 loser as they battled Wake Forest on the road. Boston College failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 42 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Boston College's aerial attack generated 357 yards but it was the Demon Deacons coming away with a 28-14 victory over Boston College at BB&T Field.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 3-7
A few Fighting Irish at Eagles trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 5 games when playing Boston College
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Notre Dame's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston College's last 5 games when playing Notre Dame
Boston College is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Notre Dame
Boston College is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Notre Dame
Boston College is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games at home
Notre Dame home to Wake Forest, Saturday, November 17
Boston College home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, November 17