Seminoles face Eagles in Week 5 odds
|Florida State Seminoles||Boston College Eagles|
No. 8 Florida State, coming off a couple of tune-ups, hits the ACC road, headed for Chestnut Hill, to take on 2-1 Boston College Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium (3:30 pm ET, ABC/ESPN2).
As of early this week the Seminoles, who have beaten the Eagles three times in a row, were favored by 21.5 points over BC, which has already equaled its win total of last year.
The Eagles sit at 2-1 (1-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Seminoles are currently 3-0 (3-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Boston College is 1-2 OU, and Florida State is 3-0 OU.
Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook.ag had set the Eagles as 23-point Underdog on the opening line for this contest.
This game matches up the No. 105 (Eagles) and the No. 2 (Seminoles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 63-22 result in favor of the Seminoles is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston College's No. 107-ranked offense (18.33 PPG) against a Seminoles defense that ranks No. 4 at 8.67 PPG. The Eagles passing attack has averaged 163.67 yards per game, more than the Seminoles give up through the air (115.67 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Seminoles own the league's No. 93-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 257 yards per game when on the road. Boston College, on the other hand, rates No. 88 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Seminoles at Eagles trends to consider:
Florida State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida State's last 8 games
Florida State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Boston College is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Boston College is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston College's last 9 games
Boston College is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Florida State at Maryland, Saturday, October 5th
Boston College at Army, Saturday, October 5th