Find out who Boston College and Pittsburgh think will win and cover the spread in this week 12 NCAAF preview.
- Boston College ranks 100th with a passing completion percentage of 56.3%.
- Pittsburgh’s defense allows 28.2 points per game on the road.
Pittsburgh versus. Boston College Preview
ESPN will air this week’s 12 CFB game between the Eagles and Panthers at 7:00 on November 16, 23. Pittsburgh’s Acrisure Stadium will host the match (PA).The Panthers are set as 2.5-point road favorites in this clash between rivals from the Atlantic Coast Conference. Can they cover the spread and find a place to live?
A Quick Look at Boston College vs. Pittsburgh
- Teams: Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Boston College Eagles
- Where: Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh
- Date: November 16, Thursday
Boston College Preview: Will Things Continue to Roll for Boston College?
Following their most recent defeat over Virginia Tech, Boston College’s record as a whole is presently 6-4. The Eagles lost 48–22 in the end because they were unable to win. This season, Boston College had a 4-4 record against the spread. In contrast to five games where they were the underdog, the Eagles have been favored three times. This season, Boston College has a 5-3 over/under record. Their games have yielded 54.9 points on average, with an average over/under line of 50.2 points.
Against Virginia Tech, the Eagles’ passing offense consisted of 27 completion attempts for 138 yards and one touchdown. They scored two rushing touchdowns and averaged 4.5 yards per carry in the running game. Against Virginia Tech, Thomas Castellanos completed his passing attempts with 20. As a result, 110 passing yards and a 50.0% completion rate were obtained. Notably, he also threw two interceptions during the defeat.
By the end of the game, Virginia Tech had gained 600 yards in total thanks to the Eagles’ defense. Compared to 237 yards in the passing game, the team’s run defense gave up 363 yards of rush yardage. Coming into this game, Boston College’s defense ranks 165th in terms of passing yards allowed per game. When facing the Eagles, opponents have attempted 23 passes on average. They rank 116th in college football because they allow 28.5 points per game. They are ranked 146th in the NCAA for rush defense.
Pittsburgh Preview: Will Pittsburgh Win Again After This?
Following their most recent game’s loss to Syracuse, the Pittsburgh Panthers’ record now stands at 2-8. The Panthers are the underdog in five games going into this week’s game against Boston College, having been favored in four of them. They have a 2–7 ATS record going into the match. Before this week’s match, Pittsburgh has a 6-3 over/under record. With an average of 48.1 points per game, their margin against their over/under lines is at +2.9.
Against Syracuse, the Panthers’ offense amassed 269 yards of total offense, 209 of which came from the air and 60 through the ground. They made three of ten attempts on third down and one throwing touchdown. The Pittsburgh Steelers’ loss to Syracuse included one touchdown pass from quarterback Christian Veilleux. In all, he completed 59.1% of his passes for 161 yards and had a passer rating of 78.03.
401 offensive yards were allowed by Pittsburgh’s defense against Syracuse. They gave up 384 yards on the ground and only 17 yards in the passing game. With an average of 28.2 points per game, the Pittsburgh defense is ranked 114th in the league for points allowed going into this week’s match. They rank 67th nationally in passing yards allowed per game, with teams gaining 212.7 against them. With 158.8 running yards allowed against the run, they rank 103rd in college football.
Pittsburgh vs. Boston College betting odds, trends, and analysis
Pittsburgh hopes to build on its recent 3-2 record at home against Boston College, where the club has struggled mightily in their previous five meetings.
Boston College is 2-1 against the spread in their last three games as the underdog versus Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh has changed from being -1 point favorites to their current line of -2.5 (-112) since the lines began. At the moment, Boston College is a +2.5 (-110) point road underdog. Pittsburgh has a moneyline payout of -138 and an implied victory probability of 58% in the context of the current moneyline odds. Conversely, the Eagles have a +111 moneyline and an assumed win percentage of 47%.
Major Trends in Betting
- Boston College is 3-0 away from home against the spread.
- Pittsburgh has a 0-3 record against the spread in their last three home games.
- In their last ten games as the underdog, Pittsburgh’s overall record against the spread is 3-7.
- Among their past five games as favorites, Boston College has a 1-4 record.
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