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Eagles take on Fighting Irish in Week 12 contest

Boston College EaglesNotre Dame Fighting Irish
Nov 19, 4:00 PM | Grass of Notre Dame Stadium

Boston College Eagles vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds

3-7TEAM RECORD7-3

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish host the Boston College Eagles in a rivalry game that has given them a bit of trouble in recent years.

While the Irish have won each of their last two meetings against the Eagles (1-1 ATS), they’d lost the previous six and are 3-7 SU in their last 10 against Boston College.

Jonas Gray rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns as Notre Dame cruised to an easy 45-21 win over Maryland last week.

The Fighting Irish sport records of 7-3 and 5-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Eagles sit at 3-7 and 4-6 ATS on the season. The over under records are 4-5-1 for the Fighting Irish and 1-9 for the Eagles.

View Boston College vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Fighting Irish were listed as 24-point favorites at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Fighting Irish, currently No. 31 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Eagles, who rate No. 107 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 37-17 victory for the Fighting Irish.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Notre Dame's No. 28-ranked offense (33.6 PPG) against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 56 at 24.9 PPG. The Fighting Irish passing attack has averaged 258.9 yards per game, more than the Eagles give up through the air (241.8 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Eagles own the league's No. 95-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 206.5 yards per game when on the road. Notre Dame, on the other hand, rates No. 83 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Boston College was a 14-10 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina State. They covered the 1.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (24) made winners of UNDER bettors.

Notre Dame won its last outing, a 45-21 result against Maryland on November 12. Notre Dame covered in that game as a 20.5-point favorite, while the 66 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Eagles at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston College's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston College's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston College's last 5 games when playing Notre Dame
Boston College is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Notre Dame
Notre Dame is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Notre Dame's last 5 games when playing Boston College
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Notre Dame's last 12 games at home
Notre Dame is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Boston College at Miami, Friday, November 25
Notre Dame at Stanford, Saturday, November 26

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