Syracuse vs Boston College NCAA Football Week 13 Odds & Analysis

Syracuse vs Boston College NCAA Football Week 13 Odds & Analysis

Written by on November 20, 2018

The Syracuse Orange and Boston College Eagles battle on Saturday, Nov. 24 after suffering devastating losses in Week 12. Both feel they deserve a shot to play on New Year’s Day. The only way they’ll do that is to impress bowl selection committees with a huge Week 13 victory.

Syracuse vs Boston College NCAA Football Week 13 Odds & Analysis

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 5°C/41°F
  • Humidity: 58%
  • Precipitation: 0%
  • Wind: 7 mpn WSW
  • Cloud Cover: 43%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why #12 Syracuse is a good bet at +7?

Syracuse was driving towards Notre Dame’s goal when starting quarterback Eric Dungey got hurt. After Dungey left the game, the Orange had no shot to keep it close against the Irish.

Dungey’s listed as probable, which means he’s likely to play on Saturday. Even if Dungey doesn’t go, 7 points are too many to give to a Syracuse squad with a decent redshirt freshman quarterback in Tommy DeVito. DeVito can beat Boston College’s defense even though he struggled against Notre Dame’s.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 40.6
  • Total Yards: 462.4
  • Pass Yards: 252.4
  • Rush Yards: 210
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 28.4
  • Total Yards: 433.3
  • Pass Yards: 264.1
  • Rush Yards: 169.2

Why #20 Boston College is a good bet at +7?

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NCAA Football Week 13?” width=”900″ height=”300″ /> Boston College enters this game cold, but that doesn’t mean they won’t manage a way to win and cover against Syracuse. The Eagles suffered a tough loss to Clemson, 7-27, at home on Nov. 10.

In the next week, they lost to Florida State 21-22 as a -2.5 road favorite. BC battled FSU with the Clemson loss still lingering. They should be back to their usual at home dominant selves on Saturday, which means they beat Syracuse and cover the spread.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 33
  • Total Yards: 408.8
  • Pass Yards: 212
  • Rush Yards: 196.8
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 24.2
  • Total Yards: 387.5
  • Pass Yards: 237.5
  • Rush Yards: 150.1

NCAA Football Betting Trends for Syracuse vs Boston College

  • Syracuse is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 games on the road
  • Syracuse is 4-1 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Syracuse’s last 6 games
  • Boston College is 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 games
  • Boston College is 12-6 SU in the last 18 games
  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Boston College’s last 6 games

Syracuse vs Boston College Final Betting Analysis:

Because Dungey’s likely to play, it’s tough to not take the points. But, one thing stands out in the matchup between these two: Syracuse has trouble on defense while Boston College can lockdown on pretty much any team in the ACC not named Clemson.

Although that’s true, Syracuse had a shot against a much better team in the Notre Dame Irish in Week 12. They should find the going much easier on Saturday versus BC. Taking the points seems like the wise move.

NCAA Football Week 13 Pick: Syracuse +7