Louisville at Boston College: 11/28/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Boston College Eagles (5-4) vs Louisville Cardinals (3-6)
Game Info: Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Alumni Stadium)
Betting Odds: Boston College Eagles +1 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Louisville Cardinals will travel to Alumni Stadium (Chestnut Hill, MA) to take on the Boston College Eagles this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Louisville Cardinals snapped a 2-game losing streak and improved to 3-6 (2-6 ACC) on the season after defeating the Syracuse Orange, 30-0, this past Friday. Louisville was outstanding defensively against a very young Syracuse offense and had no trouble cruising to victory after taking a 20-0 lead into halftime. Louisville outgained Syracuse by a 413-137 margin and forced three Syracuse turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Cardinals was Malik Cunningham who completed 19 of 28 passes for 219 yards, 1 TD, & 2 INT while also rushing for a TD.
On the season, Louisville is averaging 28.1 ppg on 437.6 total yards per game (243.4 passing yds/g; 194.1 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Louisville is led by QB Malik Cunningham who has completed 63.4% of his passes for 2,126 yards, 16 TD, & 11 INT while also adding 438 yards & 6 TD’s on the ground. The top receiving threats for the Cardinals have been Dez Fitzpatrick (29 rec, 574 yards, 2 TD), Tutu Atwell (41 rec, 547 yards, 6 TD), Braden Smith (22 rec, 315 yards), and Marshon Ford (21 rec, 272 yards, 5 TD). The Cardinals backfield no longer has their leading rusher Javian Hawkins (133 att, 822 yards, 7 TD) who decided to opt out for the season and will now be led by the trio of Maurice Burkley (33 att, 180 yards, TD), Hassan Hall (35 att, 166 yards), and Jalen Mitchell (22 att, 135 yards, TD).
Defensively, Louisville is allowing their opponents to average 26.9 ppg on 393.4 total yards per game (235.2 passing yds/g; 158.2 rushing yds/g).
The Boston College Eagles dropped to 5-4 (4-4 ACC) on the season after being defeated by the 2nd ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 45-31, on November 14th. Boston College was able to get out to a 10-3 lead early in the game, however, the Eagles struggled slowing down the Notre Dame offense and could not fight back after the Fighting Irish took a 38-16 lead midway through the 3rd quarter. Boston College outgained Notre Dame by a 557-357 margin and committed two turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Eagles was QB Phil Jurkovec who completed 18 of 40 passes for 272 yards, 2 TD, & 1 INT.
On the season, Boston College is averaging 26.7 ppg on 366.3 total yards per game (262.1 passing yds/g; 104.2 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Boston College has been led by QB Phil Jurkovec who has completed 59.9% of his passes for 2,355 yards, 17 TD, & 5 INT while also adding 3 rushing TD’s. The top receivers for the Eagles have been Zay Flowers (41 rec, 625 yards, 7 TD), Hunter Long (47 rec, 560 yards, 4 TD), CJ Lewis (22 rec, 382 yards, 4 TD), and Jaelen Gill (26 rec, 369 yards, TD). Leading the way for the Eagles backfield has been the duo of David Bailey (117 att, 450 yards, 5 TD) and Travis Levy (76 att, 267 yards).
Defensively, Boston College is allowing their opponents to average 26.9 ppg on 393.4 total yards per game (235.2 passing yds/g; 158.2 rushing yds/g).
The Cardinals are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 November games and just 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home and 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 conference games.
Louisville picked up a nice win against Syracuse but do not be misled by their defensive shutout as that had much more to do with the Syracuse offense being awful than the Louisville defense being strong. Boston College has been a competitive team this season and for the most part, strong at home and between the fact that I think Phil Jurkovec will be able to have a big day against the Cardinals secondary and that Louisville no longer has Javian Hawkins available, I’m taking Boston College in this one. Good Luck!