NCAA Football Betting – Boston College at Syracuse

December 1st, 2010 NCAA College Football Betting

Syracuse is a slight favorite in NCAA football betting against Boston College on Saturday in a game that will be shown on either ESPN or ESPN 2.

The Eagles are playing well of late having won four straight which is a surprise since Boston College had lost five straight before that.  The Eagles may be able to make it five straight wins and gamblers making a college football bet are leading with the Eagles.

Syracuse has actually been better on the road this season than at home so it is tough to take the Orange in this contest.  Five of Syracuse’s seven wins this season have come on the road.  In this series though, Syracuse has a 28-17 edge over Boston College and they have won 18 of 23 games against the Eagles at home.

Underwhelming Offenses
It is not like Boston College or Syracuse is that good on offense. The Eagles win with defense because their offense is only putting up 19.2 points per game.  Boston College likes to run the ball and control the clock.  Last week they had 218 yards on the ground in the win over Virginia.  The Boston College defense has allowed just 20.6 points per game this season. Syracuse can’t score either. They have just 19 points combined in their last two games. The Orange want to run the ball with Delone Carter but opposing defenses are stacking the line and Syracuse can’t throw it enough to score points. The Syracuse defense has been pretty good all season even though they are not getting much help from the offense. They have allowed just 18.3 points per game.

NCAA Football Betting Numbers
The Eagles are 27-13 ATS in their last 40 vs. the Big East. The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog. The Orange is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games. The Orange is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite.  As we mentioned earlier, the under is the best college football bet in this game at SBG. The Under is 4-0 in the Eagles last 4 games overall. The Under is 11-1 in the Eagles last 12 non-conference games. The Under is 23-9 in the Eagles last 32 road games. The Under is 4-1 in Syracuse’s last 5 games overall.

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