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Eagles vs Orange Game Preview

Boston College EaglesSyracuse Orange
7-4November 30, 2013, 03:30 | Carrier Dome5-6

The Syracuse Orange host Boston College on Saturday, looking to build on their 6-5 ATS mark against the 7-4 Eagles in NCAAF action at Carrier Dome.

They battle the Eagles, currently with a 7-4 mark (7-4 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 5-6 for the Orange and 7-4 for the Eagles.

View Boston College Eagles vs Syracuse Orange Odds and Stats.

Bettors going with the Orange in this game found them listed as 2.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Sportsbook.ag earlier in the week.

The game pits the Orange, currently No. 100 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Eagles, who rate No. 75 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 25-20 victory for the Eagles.

Boston College won its last outing, a 29-26 result against Maryland on November 23. Boston College covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 55 combined points took the game OVER the total. Maryland was unable to contain Andre Williams in its last action Saturday and the result was a 29-26 Week 13 loss against the Eagles. The Orange suffered a Week 13 loss against Pittsburgh in their last game, falling 17-16 at Carrier Dome.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Syracuse's No. 101-ranked offense, averaging 21.82 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 71 this week at 27.27 PPG. The Orange aerial game is averaging 173.45 yards per game, less than the Eagles secondary allows through the air, 268 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Eagles feature the league's No. 46-rated road run defense, allowing 157.6 yards per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, ranks No. 55 in rushing offense at home.

A few Eagles at Orange trends to consider:
Boston College is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Boston College is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston College's last 5 games
Boston College is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Syracuse is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Syracuse's last 7 games
Syracuse is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Syracuse is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home