Louisville at Boston College - 10/1/22 College Football Picks and Prediction

Boston College Eagles (1-3) vs Louisville Cardinals (2-2)

Game Info: Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 12:00 pm (Alumni Stadium)

Betting Odds: Boston College Eagles +14.5 -- Over/Under: 50.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Louisville Cardinals and Boston College Eagles meet Saturday in week 5 college football action at Alumni Stadium. The Louisville Cardinals look to get a game above a .500 record. The Boston College Eagles need a win to rebound from a 1-3 start.

The Louisville Cardinals have split their last 6 road games. Malik Cunningham is completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 782 yards, 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Tyler Hudson and Ahmari Huggins-Bruce have combined for 483 receiving yards on 31 catches, while Marshon Ford has 10 receptions. The Louisville Cardinals ground game is averaging 224.5 yards per contest, and Cunningham leads the way with 395 yards and 6 touchdowns. Defensively, Louisville is allowing 20.8 points and 350.3 yards per game. Kenderick Duncan leads the Louisville Cardinals with 28 tackles, YaYa Diaby has 4 sacks and Jarvis Brownlee has 1 interception.

The Boston College Eagles have lost 4 of their last 6 home games. Phil Jurkovec is completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 843 yards, 7 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. Zay Flowers and George Takacs have combined for 496 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns, while Jaden Williams has 8 receptions. The Boston College Eagles ground game is averaging 59.8 yards per contest, and Pat Garwo III leads the way with 159 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Boston College is allowing 27.5 points and 378.5 yards per game. Vinny DePalma leads the Boston College Eagles with 32 tackles, Jaylen Blackwell has 2 sacks and Elijah Jones has 1 interception.

The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf and 8-18 ATS in their last 26 games in October. The Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Cardinals last 7 road games. The under is 9-3 in Eagles last 12 games overall. The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The Louisville Cardinals are obviously the more talented team here and should be able to get the job done with the more explosive offense. However, that hook on top of two free touchdowns is attractive. Also, let's not act like the Boston College Eagles are complete pushovers, as they always dig deep and find ways to compete even if it's ugly. Boston College is a grind it out style team, and I refuse to believe the defense is this bad. I'll take a shot with the points, but it's not a game I love.

Randy’s Pick Boston College Eagles +14.5

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