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Boston College Eagles vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Preview

Notre Dame Fighting IrishBoston College Eagles
13-12February 16, 2014, 06:00 | Conte Forum6-18

A key college battle sees the visiting Notre Dame Fighting Irish travelling to Boston College Sunday to take on the Eagles.

Supporters of the Fighting Irish have watched them go 13-12 and 8-14-1 ATS on the year, while the Eagles are at 6-18 and 7-14-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 12-10, while the Fighting Irish have a 14-9 mark.

View Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Boston College Eagles Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 0-point in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

This game puts the Eagles, most recently No. 232 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Fighting Irish, who rate No. 226 in the latest survey.

Notre Dame won its last outing, a 68-64 result against Clemson on February 11. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Eric Atkins scored 16 points leading the Fighting Irish to a 68-64 victory over Clemson at Joyce Center on Tuesday.

Boston College was a 74-71 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Georgia Tech. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Eagles got 21 points from Olivier Hanlan, but it was Georgia Tech that prevailed in a 74-71 final on Thursday at Hank McCarmish Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston College's No. 171 nationally ranked offense (69.88 points per game) against a Fighting Irish defense that sits as the No. 144 at 70.28 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 45.08% from the field, less than the Fighting Irish have managed so far this season (45.66% on average).

A few Fighting Irish at Eagles trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Notre Dame is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
Notre Dame is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Notre Dame is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Boston College
Boston College is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
Boston College is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Boston College is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston College's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Notre Dame at Miami, Wednesday, February 19th
Boston College at Syracuse, Wednesday, February 19th