Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Boston College Eagles College Football ATS Pick

Victor TrejosCollege Baseball, College Football, Football

The Boston College Eagles (-4) are set to pay a visit to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB&T Field. ESPN is scheduled to broadcast the action and this ACC showdown gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Betting Preview: Boston College Eagles vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake Forest is the home underdog in this ACC game and is currently being given 4 points. The Eagles are also receiving -185 moneyline odds while the Demon Deacons are +165. If one team can create a bunch of points early, it will likely generate a worthy live betting scenario.

The Eagles are 2-0 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 0.0 units so far in 2018. The team’s posted an O/U record of 2-0.

The Demon Deacons have gained 1.0 unit this season. The team is 0-2 ATS and has an O/U record of 1-1.

The Eagles are 2-0 straight up (SU) and they haven’t faced any ACC competition yet. The Demon Deacons are 2-0 SU overall and are also 0-0 SU in conference play.

When these two programs faced each other last year, Wake Forest knocked Boston College off soundly 34-10.

The Eagles are hoping to remain undefeated after a 62-14 win over Holy Cross last weekTheir defense allowed the Crusaders to rush for 128 yards on 43 attempts. Domenic Cozier had a productive day for the Crusaders in that one with 43 rushing yards on 12 attempts. On the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles completed 16-of-20 passes for 245 yards and four touchdowns. EJ Perry went nine-for-12 for 95 yards and two touchdowns while Matt McDonald completed five-of-six for 107 yards and two touchdowns. David Bailey (80 rushing yards on 11 attempts) led the running attack while Michael Walker (two receptions, 18 yards) and Noah Jordan-Williams (two catches, 70 yards, one TD) handled the receiving duties in the win.

Wake Forest just earned a 51-20 win over Towson. The defensive secondary allowed the Tigers to air it out for 345 yards and three touchdowns. Shane Leatherbury was a bright spot in the loss, posting 88 yards on eight catches for Towson. For Wake Forest, Sam Hartman completed 17-of-27 passes for 242 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Cade Carney (130 yards on 19 rush attempts, one TD) and Matt Colburn II (47 yards on 12 carries) spearheaded the running game as Greg Dortch (seven receptions, 94 yards, one TD) and Alex Bachman (four catches, 54 yards, one TD) led the receiving corps in the win.

Boston College has run the ball on 70.4 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Wake Forest has a rush percentage of 55.4 percent. The Eagles have produced 318.5 rush yards/game and have seven scores on the ground this year. The Deacs are logging 247 rush yards per game and have three total rushing TDs.

It seems like the Eagles could hold an advantage in all aspects of the ground game, as their backfield has produced 5.7 yards per carry while the defense is allowing 2.5 YPC to opponents. The Demon Deacons have registered 5.1 yards per carry and given up 3.1 YPC to opponents.

The Eagles offensive scheme has logged 285.5 yards/contest in the air overall and has eight passing TDs so far. The Deacs have recorded 310 pass yards per outing and have four total pass scores.

Defensively, Boston College appears to have the upper hand in both phases. The team has allowed opponents to run for an average of 97 yards and throw for 158 yards per game. The Wake Forest D has allowed 314 yards per game to opposing passers and 109.0 yards per game on the ground. The Eagles are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 1.97 to opponents, while the Deacs have allowed a 6.51 ANY/A.

Anthony Brown has been more effective than Hartman lately, as his adjusted net yards per pass attempt sits at 12.67for the season and 16.54 over the last two outings. Hartman’s ANY/A is 8.78 for the season and 7.13 across his past two outings.

Boston College Eagles at Wake Forest Demon Deacons Free Pick

SU Winner: Boston College, ATS Winner: Boston College

Team Betting Notes

  • The Wake Forest offense has lost two fumbles this season while Boston College has let one get away.
  • The Demon Deacons have made three pass plays of 30+ yards while the Eagles have accounted for five such plays.
  • The Boston College defense has allowed one pass play of 40+ yards, while Wake Forest has given up two such plays.
  • The Boston College offense has created six rushing plays of 20+ yards, while Wake Forest has created three such run.
  • The Eagles defense has allowed zero rushing plays of 20+ yards, while the Demon Deacons have given up one such run.
  • The Wake Forest defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks eight times this season. Boston College has produced seven sacks.