NCAAF

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Boston College Eagles

Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
7 - 0
Boston College
Eagles
5 - 3
November 14, 2020, 3:30 PM EST
 | Alumni Stadium

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Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
7 - 0
Boston College
Eagles
5 - 3
November 14, 2020, 3:30 PM EST
 | Alumni Stadium
  • The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are by no means assured a spot in the College Football Playoff – but with last week’s stunning OT win over Clemson, their odds became a whole lot better as they prepare to visit Boston College on Saturday. The Irish (7-0 SU, 3-4 ATS) are favored by nearly two converted TDs against an Eagles team (5-3 SU, 5-3 ATS) that has impressed in 2020.

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Boston College Eagles
    • Date/Time: November 14, 3:30 p.m. ET
    • Stadium: Alumni Stadium
    • TV Coverage: ABC
    • Sportsbook Odds: Notre Dame -13 | O/U 50.5 (Line History)
    • Notre Dame vs Boston College Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    This game opened with the Fighting Irish as 13-point favorites – and despite that big Irish victory over Clemson, the line has only moved a half-point in their direction. The Sportsbook total of 50.5 has held steady so far.

    Notre Dame News & Notes

    If sports bettors weren’t familiar with Kyren Williams before last weekend, they certainly are now. Williams was the star of the show for Notre Dame against the No. 1 team in the nation, erupting for 140 yards and three touchdowns on the ground – two of them coming in the pivotal overtime. Williams comes into the new week ranked eighth in the nation in rushing yards (740).

    The win came despite a rather ordinary showing from QB Ian Book, though there were elements of his performance that did impress. Book completed just over 56 percent of his passes while throwing only one TD pass, but his 310 yards through the air helped – as did his 56 rushing yards, as Notre Dame averaged 5.2 yards per carry against one of the top run defenses in the nation.

    Boston College News & Notes

    The Eagles came oh so close to their own upset win over the heavily favored Tigers – but followed it up with a narrow 16-13 win over a struggling Syracuse team, leaving some to wonder how competitive they’ll be against the unbeaten Irish. Bettors should look past the score, however, with BC enjoying a 399-240 yard advantage while holding the football for nearly 39 minutes.

    The key to the Eagles’ success in this one will be a ground game led by standout running back David Bailey, who rebounded from a rough showing vs the Tigers to rack up 125 yards on 25 carries against the Orange. Bailey will also be looking for a measure of revenge after he was limited to just 26 rushing yards on 10 attempts in last year’s 40-7 loss to Notre Dame.

    Betting Pick: UNDER 50.5 (-110)

    These teams have made a living out of playing low-scoring games against each other, and the Eagles know they can’t exchange firepower with that Notre Dame offense. Look for points to be scarce here.

    Shark Bites
    • Notre Dame is 11-0 SU in its last 11 games vs its conference.
    • Boston College is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games vs ACC opponents.
    • The UNDER is 8-1 in Notre Dame’s last 9 vs Boston College.

Odds

Saturday, November 14 Sat Nov 14


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-13
-107
-509
o50.5
-107
+13
-107
+431
u50.5
-107
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-13
-119
-570
o52
-112
+13
-101
+450
u52
-108

Edge Finder

36.80
Points Scored
26.40
241.40
Passing Yards
189.80
166.00
Rushing Yards
201.50
30:12
Time on Field
31:48
61.40
Number of Plays
72.90
6.81
Yards Per Play
5.47
36.80
Points Scored
26.40
6.20
First Quarter
4.70
10.60
Second Quarter
6.90
10.20
Third Quarter
5.90
9.80
Fourth Quarter
8.60
241.40
Passing Yards
189.80
28.30
Pass Attempts
29.30
18.00
Pass Completions
16.50
1.40
Sacks
0.90
10.60
Sack Yards
7.20
13.41
Yards Per Pass
11.50
166.00
Rushing Yards
201.50
33.10
Rush Attempts
43.60
5.02
Yards Per Rush
4.62
0.70
Interceptions
0.90
0.90
Fumbles
1.20
0.50
Fumbles Lost
0.50
1.20
Total Turnovers
1.40
5.80
Penalties
6.80
52.40
Penalty Yards
59.20
30:12
Time on Field
31:48
61.40
Number of Plays
72.90
6.81
Yards Per Play
5.47
3.50
Punts
4.10
45.41
Punt Average
38.27
84.00
Return Yards
40.20

Head To Head

ND
Stat Type BC
7-3
Record
3-7
4-6
ATS
6-4
2-8
O/U
2-8
23.30
Points Scored
16.00
165.40
Rush Yds
113.20
38.20
Pass Attempts
35.90
55.76
Completion %
56.27
223.10
Passing Yds
208.50
388.5
Total Yds
321.7
2.20
Turnovers
1.80
ND
Stat Type BC
3-0
Record
0-3
2-1
ATS
1-2
1-2
O/U
1-2
36.00
Points Scored
14.33
298.00
Rush Yds
175.67
35.33
Pass Attempts
28.00
54.72
Completion %
53.57
221.67
Passing Yds
122.00
519.67
Total Yds
297.67
2.33
Turnovers
2.00
Nov 23/19 (1 of 10)
ND
Stat Type BC
Home
Away
40
Points Scored
7
-20.5
ATS
+20.5
65.5 o
O/U
65.5 u
252
Rush Yds
128
41
Pass Attempts
21
65.85
Completion %
42.86
249
Passing Yds
63
501
Total Yds
191
0
Turnovers
2
Sep 16/17 (2 of 10)
ND
Stat Type BC
Away
Home
49
Points Scored
20
-14
ATS
+14
53 o
O/U
53 u
515
Rush Yds
185
27
Pass Attempts
41
40.74
Completion %
58.54
96
Passing Yds
215
611
Total Yds
400
2
Turnovers
3
Nov 21/15 (3 of 10)
ND
Stat Type BC
Away
Home
19
Points Scored
16
-14.5
ATS
+14.5
43 o
O/U
43 u
127
Rush Yds
214
38
Pass Attempts
22
52.63
Completion %
54.55
320
Passing Yds
88
447
Total Yds
302
5
Turnovers
1
Nov 10/12 (4 of 10)
ND
Stat Type BC
Away
Home
21
Points Scored
6
-20
ATS
+20
49 o
O/U
49 u
184
Rush Yds
53
25
Pass Attempts
43
68.00
Completion %
62.79
209
Passing Yds
252
393
Total Yds
305
2
Turnovers
2
Nov 19/11 (5 of 10)
ND
Stat Type BC
Home
Away
16
Points Scored
14
-24
ATS
+24
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
161
Rush Yds
80
39
Pass Attempts
38
61.54
Completion %
47.37
256
Passing Yds
170
417
Total Yds
250
1
Turnovers
0
Oct 2/10 (6 of 10)
ND
Stat Type BC
Away
Home
31
Points Scored
13
-3
ATS
+3
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
112
Rush Yds
5
45
Pass Attempts
47
53.33
Completion %
57.45
203
Passing Yds
265
315
Total Yds
270
3
Turnovers
2
Oct 24/09 (7 of 10)
ND
Stat Type BC
Home
Away
20
Points Scored
16
-8
ATS
+8
54 o
O/U
54 u
106
Rush Yds
70
39
Pass Attempts
35
66.67
Completion %
48.57
246
Passing Yds
279
352
Total Yds
349
0
Turnovers
5
Nov 8/08 (8 of 10)
ND
Stat Type BC
Away
Home
0
Points Scored
17
+3
ATS
-3
46 o
O/U
46 u
66
Rush Yds
167
46
Pass Attempts
22
56.52
Completion %
40.91
226
Passing Yds
79
292
Total Yds
246
5
Turnovers
0
Oct 13/07 (9 of 10)
ND
Stat Type BC
Home
Away
14
Points Scored
27
+14
ATS
-14
48 o
O/U
48 u
27
Rush Yds
168
49
Pass Attempts
49
36.73
Completion %
65.31
195
Passing Yds
291
222
Total Yds
459
2
Turnovers
1
Oct 23/04 (10 of 10)
ND
Stat Type BC
Home
Away
23
Points Scored
24
-6.5
ATS
+6.5
42 o
O/U
42 u
104
Rush Yds
62
33
Pass Attempts
41
60.61
Completion %
65.85
231
Passing Yds
383
335
Total Yds
445
2
Turnovers
2

Team Records

ND
Record BC
7-0
All
5-3
5-0
Home
3-1
2-0
Away
2-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
3-4
ATS
5-3
2-3
ATS Home
3-1
1-1
ATS Away
2-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
4-3
O/U
3-5
3-2
O/U Home
2-2
1-1
O/U Away
1-3
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
ND
Record BC
6-0
All
4-3
4-0
Home
2-1
2-0
Away
2-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
2-4
ATS
5-2
1-3
ATS Home
3-0
1-1
ATS Away
2-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
3-3
O/U
3-4
2-2
O/U Home
2-1
1-1
O/U Away
1-3
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
ND
Record BC
7-0
All
5-3
5-0
Home
3-1
2-0
Away
2-2
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
3-4
ATS
5-3
2-3
ATS Home
3-1
1-1
ATS Away
2-2
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
4-3
O/U
3-5
3-2
O/U Home
2-2
1-1
O/U Away
1-3
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0

Gametime Weather

Weather
2:30 pm EST Partly Cloudy
8ºC / 47ºF
47% Humidity
0% Precipitation
49% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 11
mph

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report
Name Position Inj Desc
No Injuries to Report

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Nov 7, 2020CLEM47-40W+4.5/51W/O20931051934439473-2
Oct 31, 2020GTECH31-13W-20.5/58.5L/U227199426881502380
Oct 24, 2020PITT45-3W-10/43.5W/O11531943444118162-3
Oct 17, 2020LOUIS12-7W-16/62L/U232106338961372330
Oct 10, 2020FSU42-26W-21/53.5L/O3532015541532524051
Sep 19, 2020USF52-0W-23/49W/O2811484291061252310
Sep 12, 2020DUKE27-13W-21.5/51.5L/U17826344175259334-1
Dec 28, 2019IOWAST33-9W-3.5/54.5W/U20824745545227272-2
Nov 30, 2019STANFO45-24W-17/45.5W/O190255445118276394-2
Nov 23, 2019BOST.C40-7W-20.5/65.5W/U25224950112863191-2
View Game Logs
Date Opp Score SU Line/Total ATS OFF. RUSH OFF. PASS OFF. TOTAL DEF. RUSH DEF. PASS DEF. TOTAL TO
Nov 7, 2020CUSE16-13W-14.5/54L/U19120839952188240-2
Oct 31, 2020CLEM28-34L+26.5/56W/O67208275106342448-1
Oct 24, 2020GTECH48-27W-3.5/57.5W/O264145409106256362-3
Oct 17, 2020VTECH14-40L+13/62L/U903454353501114615
Oct 10, 2020PITT31-30W+6.5/42.5W/O30358388982663640
Oct 3, 2020UNC22-26L+14.5/52.5W/U40313353176225401-1
Sep 26, 2020TXST24-21W-21.5/57.5L/U872102971282293570
Sep 19, 2020DUKE26-6W+3.5/50.5W/U140300440134217351-4
Jan 2, 2020CINCIN6-38L+7.5/53.5L/U77871643431164591
Nov 30, 2019PITT26-19W+8/52W/U26412338771323394-4
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