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Hokies visit Eagles in Week 12 battle

Virginia Tech HokiesBoston College Eagles
Nov 17, 12:30 PM | Turf of Alumni Stadium

Virginia Tech Hokies vs Boston College Eagles Odds

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The Eagles will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Hokies at Alumni Stadium in Week 12 action.

They battle the Hokies, currently with a 4-6 mark (3-7 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 4-5 for the Eagles and 5-4 for the Hokies.

View Virginia Tech vs Boston College Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Eagles as 8.5-point underdogs in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 106-rated Eagles and the No. 47-rated Hokies in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 27-16 win for the Hokies on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston College's No. 106-ranked offense (20.5 PPG) against a Hokies defense that ranks No. 50 at 25 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 285 yards per game, more than the Hokies give up through the air (214.3 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Hokies feature the league's No. 99-rated road run defense, allowing 221.2 yards per game. Boston College, meanwhile, ranks No. 121 in rushing offense at home.

Virginia Tech was a 28-22 loser in their most recent outing at home against Florida State. They covered the 13-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (50) made winners of OVER bettors. Last time out, Virginia Tech could not slow down WinningWR, who managed 124 receiving yards in the Seminoles 28-22 victory over the Hokies Thursday.

Boston College was a 21-6 loser in its last match at home against Notre Dame. They covered the 20-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 27 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Eagles suffered a Week 11 loss against Notre Dame in their last game, falling 21-6 at Alumni Stadium.

Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 4-6

A few Hokies at Eagles trends to consider:
Virginia Tech is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston College
Virginia Tech is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston College
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Virginia Tech's last 14 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston College's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston College's last 9 games when playing Virginia Tech
Boston College is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Virginia Tech
Boston College is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games

Next up:
Virginia Tech home to Virginia, Saturday, November 24
Boston College at North Carolina State, Saturday, November 24