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Boston College to Extend Syracuse ATS Woes

After analyzing the college football odds, we found one of our best college football bets this week falls on Friday night in the ACC clash between the Boston College Eagles and the Syracuse Orange. Let’s break it all down and keep cashing our best college football bets.

BC Boasts Ferocious Rushing Attack

Boston College’s sophomore quarterback, Thomas Castellanos, is a dual threat but his alacrity running the ball eclipses his passing prowess. As a matter of fact, Castellanos is one of the most mobile quarterbacks you will find at the collegiate level. He leads all others at his position in rushing yards with a total of 673 on a 5.4 yards per carry average and nine rushing touchdowns.

Boston College to Extend Syracuse ATS Woes
Boston College to Extend Syracuse ATS Woes

But Castellanos is just one half of a two-headed rushing monster that has lifted BC to the No. 12 rushing team in the nation, averaging 213.8 yards per game. Junior tailback Kye Robichaux is the Robin to Castellanos’ Batman, averaging 5.0 yards per carry and tallying 495 rushing yards with six touchdowns.

Senior Pat Garwo and sophomore Alex Groome have also contributed to BC’s potent ground attack, which will certainly be the cornerstone to victory for the Eagles on Friday night.

Syracuse 0-for-ATS in ACC Play

The Orange are dead last in the ACC with a 0-4 conference record and have been playing lackluster football, losing their last four. But it’s been a season of two markedly different halves, because as dreadful as the last four games have been, the first four were all lollipops and sunshine.

Those first four games of the season were of the non-conference variety and the Orange were favorites in all those contests, defeating the likes of Colgate, Western Michigan and Army while putting forth a solid effort in their 35-20 road win over Purdue.

However, once conference play began, Syracuse went from hero to zero, not only losing all four conference games but failing to cover in any of them in college football odds. Yet, it was their last game in which the Orange looked as bad as they have all season in getting blown out by Virginia Tech 38-10 as 2½-point road dogs.

Adding insult to injury, one of their primary receivers, wideout Umari Hatcher, was shaken up in that loss to the Hokies last week and his status is questionable for Friday, according to the latest college football news.

Boston College vs Syracuse Best Bet

After checking out the NCAA football spreads, I was surprised to see the oddsmakers installing the Orange as favorites in this game. They have done nothing well recently and appear to be out of sync on both sides of the ball.

Neither team is much of a threat through the air but BC has a wicked ground game and there is nothing Syracuse will be able to do to stop it. The Orange run-stop unit is ranked 76th in the nation, allowing over 149 yards per game, and will be bewildered against the Eagles’ multi-faceted rushing attack.

As BC runs the ball, the chains will move, the clock will tick, and the Eagles will not only keep this within the margins but will win this one outright in our college football picks.

College Football Pick: Boston College +2 (+110)



Boston College vs Syracuse Betting Odds


Boston College vs Syracuse Game Information

  • Game: Boston College (5-3) vs Syracuse (4-4)
  • Date/Time: Friday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: JMA Wireless Dome, Syracuse, NY
  • Eagles vs Orange Live Stream: ESPN



Questions Of The Day

Which team will have more rushing yards in the game?

Boston College is ranked 12th in the nation in rushing and will likely have more rushing yards than Syracuse.
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Between Boston College vs Syracuse, who is the favorite to score more points in the first half?

Syracuse is the favorite to score more points in the first half. The Orange average 11.7 points per first half versus Boston College’s 10.7 points per first half average.
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