Boston College at Syracuse - 11/7/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Syracuse Orange (1-6) vs Boston College Eagles (4-3)
Game Info: Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:33 pm (Carrier Dome)
Betting Odds: Syracuse Orange +13.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Boston College faces Syracuse on Saturday, November 7th at the Carrier Dome for a Week 10 NCAA football matchup.
Boston College gave the Trevor Lawrence-less Clemson Tigers everything it had in week nine of the season. Clemson beat Boston College by the final score of 34-28, but Boston College certainly made it the toughest win Clemson has had this season by far. Boston College is now 4-3 overall this season and 3-3 in conference play as well. Boston College has lost three of its last five games overall, but all three of those losses came against ranked teams in the ACC. Boston College has scored 27.6 points per game and has earned 363.0 total yards of offense per contest as well. Boston College has also allowed 26.3 points per game to its opposition this season. Boston College still has a great chance to become bowl eligible this season, but a big road win over a feasible opponent like Syracuse would really aid those efforts even more so.
Syracuse took a 38-14 loss at home in week nine to Wake Forest at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse is now a measly 1-6 overall this season and only 1-5 in conference play as well. That puts Syracuse in dead last in the ACC standings, tied with Louisville and Duke with 1-5 records. Syracuse and Boston College were both able to put pressure on Clemson on the road this season, and Syracuse was the team to force Trevor Lawrence's first pick-six of his collegiate career. With that being said, Syracuse's record does not lie, as this is still one of the weaker teams in all of the Power 5 conferences this season. Syracuse scores 19.0 points per game and earns 267.1 total yards of offense per contest as well. Syracuse also allows 33.3 points per game to its opposition this season.
Syracuse opens as 13.5-point underdogs at home. I like Boston College to earn a sizable road victory over a weak Syracuse team in this one. Boston College's defense held Clemson in the first half, and I expect the same to be done to Syracuse for a full 60 minutes. I will take Boston College and lay the points here.