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Point Spread Favors the Eagles in Pinstripe Bowl College Football Battle with the Penn State Nittany Lions

Penn State Nittany Lions

vs

Boston College Eagles
Saturday, December 27, 2014 4:30 PM ET
Yankee Stadium

The last three Pinstripe Bowl spreads have all been covered by the betting underdogs, and all three of those contests played UNDER on the betting totals. So perhaps we should expect a close, low-scoring affair when 7-5 Boston College and 6-6 Penn State meet in the fifth edition of the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

The Eagles are playing in a bowl for the second straight season; however, they're just 2-6 SU and 1-7 ATS in their last eight bowl appearances. The Nittany Lions, meanwhile, are playing in their first bowl in three seasons, coming off that postseason ban. But they're only 1-3 SU, 0-3-1 ATS in their last four bowl games.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Boston College Eagles Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans backing the Boston College Eagles here saw them open at 5Dimes as -2.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Computer Prediction: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Boston College Eagles Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 24-18 result in favor of the Eagles. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Boston College Eagles Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Penn State Nittany Lions have seen them go 6-6 and 5-7 ATS so far this season, while the Boston College Eagles are at 7-5 and 8-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 4-7-1, while the Nittany Lions are 5-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston College vs Penn State injuries news.

The Boston College Eagles sit at No. 66 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Penn State Nittany Lions are at No. 56 on that chart.

How Penn State Nittany Lions vs Boston College Eagles Stats Matchup

The game also pits Boston College's No. 85-ranked offense, averaging 25.92 PPG, against a Penn State defense that ranks No. 8 this week at 17.67 PPG. The Boston College aerial game is averaging 132 yards per game, less than the Penn State Nittany Lions secondary allows through the air, 185 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Penn State Nittany Lions feature the league's No. 2-rated road run defense, allowing 82.2 yards per game. Boston College, meanwhile, ranks No. 28 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Penn State didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Spartans as Michigan State blasted them 34-10 in Week 14 action.

Boston College cruised to victory in its last outing, as they ran up a 28-7 score against Syracuse at Alumni Stadium.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Boston College Eagles Betting Odds Trends

Penn State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Penn State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Boston College is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston College's last 8 games

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