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Boston College favored by 4 against Northwestern on Saturday

Boston College EaglesNorthwestern Wildcats
Sep 15, 3:30 PM | Grass of Ryan Field

Boston College Eagles vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds


The Northwestern Wildcats host Boston College on Saturday, looking to build on their 2-0 ATS mark against the 1-1 Eagles in NCAAF action at Ryan Field.

Backers of the Wildcats have seen them go 2-0 and 2-0 ATS so far this season, while the Eagles are at 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 1-0, while the Wildcats are 1-1.

View Boston College vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're going with the Wildcats in this one, they're listed as 4-point favorites on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag. The total was at 53.5 mid-week at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 110-rated Wildcats and the No. 40-rated Eagles in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 40-34 win for the Eagles on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northwestern's No. 54-ranked offense, averaging 32.5 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 56 this week at 22 PPG. The Wildcats aerial game is averaging 173 yards per game, more than the Eagles secondary allows through the air, 170.5 YPG per game.

Boston College won its last outing, a 34-3 result against Maine on September 8. Since it involved a non-board school, there was no point spread or total on the game. Maine didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Eagles as Boston College blasted them 34-3 in Week 2 action.

Last time out for Northwestern, they were a 23-13 winner as they battled Vanderbilt at home. Northwestern covered in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 36 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Venric Mark ran through the Vanderbilt defense for 123 yards in Northwestern's last game, handing the Commodores a 23-13 setback on Saturday at Ryan Field.

Boston College Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Eagles at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston College's last 5 games on the road
Boston College is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
Boston College is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Northwestern's last 7 games
Northwestern is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Northwestern is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Boston College home to Clemson, Saturday, September 29
Northwestern home to South Dakota, Saturday, September 22