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Boston College Eagles Visit the Massachusetts Minutemen in Week 1 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Boston College Eagles


Massachusetts Minutemen
Saturday, August 30, 2014 3:00 PM ET
Gillette Stadium

The Boston College Eagles will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Minutemen in Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium on Saturday in Week 1 action.

Boston College Eagles vs Massachusetts Minutemen Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Massachusetts Minutemen as 12.5-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest.

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Computer Prediction: Boston College Eagles vs Massachusetts Minutemen Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 22-4 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.

Boston College Eagles vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Massachusetts Minutemen sit at 1-11 (5-7 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Boston College Eagles are currently 7-6 (7-6 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Massachusetts is 3-9 OU, and Boston College is 9-4 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Massachusetts vs Boston College injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 118-rated Massachusetts Minutemen and the No. 78-ranked Boston College Eagles, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Boston College Eagles vs Massachusetts Minutemen Stats Matchup

The game also pits Massachusetts's No. 123-ranked offense, averaging 11.67 PPG, against a Boston College defense that ranks No. 78 this week at 28.92 PPG. The Massachusetts aerial game is averaging 156.42 yards per game, less than the Boston College Eagles secondary allows through the air, 268 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Boston College Eagles feature the league's No. 123-rated road run defense, allowing 274.67 yards per game. Massachusetts, meanwhile, ranks No. 123 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston College was a 42-19 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arizona. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (61) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, Arizona got a 169-yard performance from Ka'Deem Carey as a key part of its 42-19 win over Boston College.

Massachusetts was a 51-23 loser in its last match on the road against Ohio. They failed to cover the 19.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 74 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, Massachusetts got a 110-yard performance from Shadrach Abrokwah, but Ohio prevailed 51-23.

Next Betting Matchups

Boston College home to Pittsburgh, Friday, September 5th
Massachusetts home to Colorado, Saturday, September 6th