The Seminoles will be looking for their fifth win in a row and they should not have too much trouble against a weak Boston College team. Florida State is a 21.5 point favorite in college football betting at SBG. The total on the game is 45.5.
16th Ranked Florida State – The Seminoles have really played well since their opening loss to Oklahoma. They are now 5-1 on the season and 3-0 in the ACC. They have outscored opponents by an average of 25.8 points in their last four games. They destroyed Miami 45-17 last week. Running back Jermaine Thomas scored a career-high three touchdowns. The Seminoles are 3-0 in the conference for the first time since 2003.
Christian Ponder – The Seminoles have a good quarterback in Christian Ponder who has thrown for 737 yards with six touchdowns and one interception during the winning streak.
Florida State has lost two straight in the series against Boston College but this is not a good BC team this year. Boston College is 2-3 on the season and already 0-2 in the ACC. They have been outscored 94-30 during their three-game losing streak. They have gotten poor play at quarterback but they could get Chase Rettig back. He has not played since the loss to Notre Dame. The backups behind Rettig are terrible so if Rettig can’t go you can throw out any chance Boston College has in this game.
Running and Stopping the Run – The Seminoles are allowing just 10.3 points over the last four games. They are stopping the run and they are running the ball. They have averaged 258.3 yards on the ground during the run of late. Chris Thompson leads the ACC at 8.8 yards per carry. The only thing that Boston College does well is stop the run. They are first in the ACC in run defense, allowing an average of 80.2 yards per game. That number is somewhat skewed since BC is last in the league against the pass.
Betting Numbers – The Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a road underdog. The Eagles are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Seminoles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite. The Under is 4-1 in the Eagles last 5 road games. The Over is 8-3 in NCAA online betting in the Seminoles last 11 conference games. The Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.