Boston College vs. Florida State - 11/9/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida State Seminoles (4-5) at Boston College Eagles (5-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Alumni Stadium)
The Line: Boston College Eagles -2 -- Over/Under: 62
The Florida State Seminoles and the Boston College Eagles will match up on the college football circuit Saturday.
Florida State is 4-5 this season. The Seminoles have wins over LA-Monroe, Louisville, NC State and Syracuse but have otherwise lost to Boise State, Virginia, Clemson, Wake and Miami-FL.
In the loss to Miami, Florida State QB Alex Hornibrook posted 135 yards with a TD and an INT, and Cam Akers logged 66 yards. Leading the receivers was Tamorrion Terry with four grabs for 40 yards.
Over on the Boston College side, they’re 5-4 so far. The Eagles have losses to Kansas, Wake, Louisville and Clemson but they’ve beaten Virginia Tech, Richmond, Rutgers, NC State and Syracuse.
In the win over Syracuse, Boston College QB Dennis Grosel put up 195 yards and three scores, while AJ Dillon rushed for 242 yards and three scores. David Bailey added 172 more rush yards and two TDs there as well.
The Seminoles are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 overall and 6-14-3 ATS in their last 23 conference games. Florida State is 1-4 ATS in the last five in November and 0-4-1 ATS in their last five road games.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last six overall and 7-2 ATS versus a team with a losing record. Boston College is 17-5-1 ATS in their last 23 after an ATS win and 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 on turf.
Florida State’s coaching staff is in a state of flux right now following Willie Taggart’s dismissal, so don’t expect much of a cohesive effort here (but the Seminoles have been anything but cohesive this year anyway). FSU has had some good efforts mixed in this year, but going 1-3 over the last four games is a motivation killer.
In any case, Boston College has shown some strong outings this year and I don’t think they’ll have a whole lot of issues against a reeling team here. Give me the Eagles.