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Point spread favors Eagles in battle with Wolfpack

North Carolina State WolfpackBoston College Eagles
3-6November 16, 2013, 12:30 | Alumni Stadium5-4

Boston College will look to improve on its 5-4 record this week when they host North Carolina State in Week 12 action at Alumni Stadium on Saturday.

They bring a 5-4 record (5-4 ATS) to the Week 12 battle against the 3-6 Wolfpack, who are 4-5 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Boston College go 5-4 so far and the Wolfpack go 3-6.

View North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Boston College Eagles Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Wolfpack in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

The Eagles - Wolfpack odds would favor the Wolfpack if the lines were set according to power ranks. Boston College is rated No. 88 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Wolfpack sit at No. 77. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 23-20 win for the Eagles.

North Carolina State lost its last outing, a 38-20 result against Duke on November 9. North Carolina State failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point underdog, while the 58 combined points took the game OVER the total. Shadrach Thornton ran through the Duke defense for 103 yards in North Carolina State's last game, but the Wolfpack still lost a 38-20 decision at Wallace Wade Stadium. New Mexico State was unable to contain Andre Williams in its last action Saturday and the result was a 48-34 Week 11 loss against the Eagles.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston College's No. 77-ranked offense, averaging 27 PPG, against a Wolfpack defense that ranks No. 67 this week at 26.78 PPG. The Eagles aerial game is averaging 162.78 yards per game, less than the Wolfpack secondary allows through the air, 227.11 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Wolfpack own the league's No. 42-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 153.67 yards per game when on the road. Boston College, on the other hand, rates No. 45 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Wolfpack at Eagles trends to consider:
North Carolina State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
North Carolina State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina State's last 9 games
North Carolina State is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Boston College is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Boston College is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston College's last 7 games
Boston College is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
North Carolina State at East Carolina, Saturday, November 23rd
Boston College at Maryland, Saturday, November 23rd