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Flutie Hail Mary Remembered in BC vs Miami

Boston College EaglesMiami Hurricanes
Nov 25, 3:30 PM | Grass of Sun Life Stadium

Boston College Eagles vs Miami Hurricanes Odds

3-8TEAM RECORD6-5

The BC Eagles and Miami Hurricanes play again Friday, 27 years after that crazy game in 1984, when Doug Flutie and Gerard Phelan hooked up on the final play for what has become one of the most-replayed finishes in college football history.

The Hail Mary pass gave BC the win and Flutie went on to have a Hall of Fame career in the CFL (which has its championship game Sunday) and a brief NFL career with the Patriots and Bills.

The Eagles will have a losing season for the first time since 1998 and will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 5-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Hurricanes are 7-4 ATS. Boston College is 1-10 on the totals; Miami is 6-5.

View Boston College vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks have set the Hurricanes as 14-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 48-rated Hurricanes and the No. 104-rated Eagles in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 30-16 win for the Hurricanes on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Miami's No. 61-ranked offense, averaging 27.4 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 48 this week at 24.1 PPG. The Hurricanes aerial game is averaging 230.9 yards per game, less than the Eagles secondary allows through the air, 243.1 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 88-rated road run defense, allowing 197.4 yards per game. Miami, meanwhile, ranks No. 62 in rushing offense at home.

Boston College was a 16-14 loser in its last match on the road against Notre Dame. They covered the 24–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 30 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Miami, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled South Florida on the road. Miami covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 9 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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

Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Eagles at Hurricanes 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
Boston College is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Boston College is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston College
Miami is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Boston College
Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Miami is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

 

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