Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Boston College Eagles
Friday, 9/6/13, 8:00 PM EST
Opening Point Spread: Boston College PK
Current Betting Line: Boston College -3
Opening Total: 49.5
Current Total: 48.5
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
Wake Forest picked up a 31-7 victory over Presbyterian as 38-point home favorites last Thursday, while going UNDER the betting total of 51. The Demon Deacons won the statistical battle by 257 yards, something to consider when looking over the NCAA football odds page. A total of 10 true freshmen saw action, with the previous high for true freshmen playing in a season under head coach Jim Grobe being three. The defense ranks first in the country in first downs allowed, yards allowed and passing yards allowed. Wake Forest is 2-0 ATS as road underdogs of three points or less the last two-plus seasons, with the UNDER going 2-0 in that situation.
The Demon Deacons are 8-10-2 against the Golden Eagles, but they’ve won the last two meetings, including a 28-14 victory as 3.5-point home favorites a season ago. In Jim Grobe’s 12 years at the helm, Wake Forest has enjoyed the most success in Week 2, as it has compiled a 10-2 record in those 12 opportunities. Senior quarterback Tanner Price is on pace to finish behind only Riley Skinner on nearly every major career passing category at the school. Tailback Josh Harris’ 375 career rushing attempts are the most by any active ACC player.
Boston College captured a 24-14 victory over the Villanova Wildcats as 15-point home favorites last Saturday, while going UNDER the betting total of 47.5. The Eagles outgained the Wildcats by 58 yards, which is important to consider when making your NCAA expert picks Friday night. These two teams have split the last 10 meetings against each other, with the disparity being just three points over that span. Quarterback Chase Rettig completed 23 of 30 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener, with wide receiver Alex Amidon being his main target.
The Eagles are being led on the sidelines by first-year head coach Steve Addazio, who has eight new full-time coaches on staff. Boston College has a veteran offensive line with three starters blocking for Doak Walker Award candidate Andre Williams, who has 1,696 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in 35 career games.
Sports bettors will likely back the Eagles due to the Demon Deacons being 8-17 ATS in their last 25 road games.
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