Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Boston College Eagles Betting Pick
Opening Line: Boston College -3
Time: 8 PM EST Friday September 6, 2013 on ESPN2 / WatchESPN
Both Boston College and Wake Forest won their opening games of the season and now face each other in an early ACC Atlantic Division match up. The Eagles already have half of their win total from last season and each team can get off to a good conference start, which is key since neither team is expected to make much noise in the ACC this season.
In their opening games of the season Wake Forest beat Presbyterian 31-7 and Boston College beat Villanova 24-17.
This season Wake Forest is 0-1 ATS with an Over/Under record of 0-1 and Boston College is 0-1 ATS with an Over/Under record of 0-1.
Last season at Wake Forest the Demon Deacons beat the Eagles 28-14. In that game the Demon Deacons lit it up through the air, but committed 4 turnovers and only had a grand total of 12 rushing yards.
In the season opener BC QB Chase Rettig passed for 285 yards with 2 TD and he has to forget about last season's game against Wake when he did pass for 357 yards, but threw 3 INT. Wake Forest's pass defense struggled last season and their big concern is keeping WR Alex Amidon, who had 13 catches for 146 yards in the win over Villanova, from making he big play down the field.
Rettig has to be careful with the ball and while the Demon Deacons have their issues in the secondary they did have 3 INT in the win over Villanova and overall the Wake D forced 6 turnovers in the game.
Boston College will be more committed to the run this season under first year head coach Steve Addazio and in the Villanova win Andre Williams ran for 114 yards on 23 carries. He will be tested by a Wake run defense that was decent last season and while they gave up 102 rushing yards to Presbyterian most of those yards came on one play.
Wake Forest QB Tanner Price passed for 219 years with 1 TD and he also had a rushing TD in the win over Presbyterian. BC has to keep tabs on 6'4” freshman WR Jonathan Williams, who had 143 yards receiving in the season opener and will create match up problems because of his size.
Wake only ranked 116th in the nation in rushing yards last season, BC ranked 119th, In the win over Presbyterian the Demon Deacons rushed for 189 yards with 5 players getting at least 5 carries. In the win over Villanova the BC run defense struggled allowing the Wildcats to rush for 197 yards.Betting Trends
Wake Forest is 8-17 ATS in their last 25 road games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall, and they have an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 road games.
Boston College is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games, and they have an Under record of 13-5 in their last 18 home games.
ATS Game Pick
Take the Eagles -3 at Bovada