Boston College Eagles vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Boston College Eagles (2-0) at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2-0)

NCAA Football: Thursday, September 13th, 2018 5:30 ET (BB&T Field)

Line & Odds: Boston College -5.5 Over/Under 54

Free NCAA Football Prediction Boston College Eagles vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Boston College and Wake Forest each play their first conference game of the season in ACC Atlantic play on Thursday. The game has been scheduled for an earlier kickoff at 5:50 due to Hurricane Florence.

Boston College Betting News

The Eagles have opened their season with two non-conference games that were easy wins. BC outscored UMass and Holy Cross by a combined score or 117-35. With the two wins, Head Coach Steve Addazio now has a record of 33-33 while running the program. On the field, the Eagles are led by Running Back AJ Dillon. He is considered one of the best backs in the country after rushing for 1,589 yards and 14 touchdowns last season. So far this season, has has ran for 247 yards and three touchdowns on just 26 carries, an impressive 9.5 yards per carry. Anthony Brown has started under center, completing 17 of his 23 passes for 322 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. The Boston College receivers have shared the ball with 15 players recording a reception with Kobay White and Michael Walker leading with four a piece. White leads the team with 112 yards and two touchdowns.

Wake Forest Betting News

The Demon Deacons haven’t had easy wins early in the season thus far. With an overtime thriller to open the seaosn, they had to work hard to beat Tulane. They had an easier time with Towson last week, winning 51-20. Wake Forest is pretty balanced on offense with Freshman Sam Hartman as a dual-threat option and Cade Carney also running the ball. Hartman has gone 48-of-78 for 620 yards and four touchdowns and three interceptions. He has also picked up 128 yards and a touchdown on 22 rushing attempts. Carney leads the rushing attack though with 184 yards and two scores on 35 carries. Hartman’s favorite targets have been Greg Dortch, Sage Surratt, and Alex Bachman. Dortch leads the team with 19 catches for 243 yards. Surratt is close behind with 213 yards on 15 receptions. Bachman leads the team with three touchdown catches on nine receptions for 116 yards. Dortch has also proven to be a threat on special teams with two punts returned for touchdowns against Towson.

Cover the Spread 365 Betting Trends

Boston College Eagles

The BC Eagles are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Boston College is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wake Forest

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

WF Demon Deacons are 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Wake Forest is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Free NCAA Football Prediction Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Boston College Eagles

Even though they are on the road, the Eagles have a running game that can be extremely difficult to stop. But Wake Forest has also done a pretty good job of stopping the run, even if they weren’t Power 5 opponents. Boston College will have success running the ball and setting up their passing game for when they need it. But with the weather possibly being an issue, a rushing attack is much more reliable than a passing attack. Brown has done a good job for Boston College of not turning the ball over with interceptions. If he can continue doing that while Dillon cuts up the defense on the ground, this might not only be an offense that wins this game, but wins a lot of games moving forward.

Pick: Boston College -5.5

Chris Picaro
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