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CFB Game Matchup Report
Saturday, 10/07/2017 at 07:15 pm VIRGINIA TECH (5-1) at  BOSTON COLLEGE (2-4)
Game Matchups Offensive Statistics Defensive Statistics
Teams Line PF PA SU ATS O/U/P RY PY TY RY PY TY
339VIRGINIA TECH 46 33.3 13.7 5-1 3-3-0 2-4-0 178.7 288.3 467 121.8 198.3 320.1
340BOSTON COLLEGE +16 16.3 28 2-4 3-3-0 1-5-0 158.2 164.3 322.5 234 182 416
Preview - BOSTON COLLEGE vs VIRGINIA TECHGame Write Up
The No. 16 Virginia Tech Hokies travel to Massachusetts on Saturday to take on the Boston College Eagles in this ACC battle. Virginia Tech enters the contest at 4-1, with their one loss against No. 2 ranked Clemson. That was a conference defeat, mean...more
By Admir Aljic | October 3, 2017, 4:33 pm
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
Team Estimate Edge
VIRGINIA TECH -19 3
BOSTON COLLEGE
Average power rating of opponents played: BOSTON COLLEGE 44.2, VIRGINIA TECH 28.3
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
VIRGINIA TECH Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
as a favorite of 10.5 to 21 points 0-0 2-3 33-37 0-0 3-2 26-28 0-0 4-1 57-14
in all games 3-2 17-15 161-141 2-3 16-16 106-120 4-1 21-11 230-94
in all lined games 3-2 17-15 161-141 2-3 16-16 106-120 4-1 21-11 215-93
as a favorite 3-1 13-11 121-110 2-2 12-12 77-93 4-0 19-5 188-47
as a road favorite 1-0 4-5 49-35 1-0 4-5 25-35 1-0 7-2 69-15
as a road favorite of 14.5 to 17 points 0-0 0-0 0-4 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 4-0
as a road favorite of 14.5 to 21 points 0-0 0-0 5-8 0-0 0-0 2-7 0-0 0-0 12-1
as a road favorite of 14.5 or more points 1-0 1-1 11-13 1-0 1-1 3-8 1-0 1-1 22-2
in road games 1-0 6-6 70-52 1-0 5-7 42-46 1-0 9-3 87-37
in road lined games 1-0 6-6 70-52 1-0 5-7 42-46 1-0 9-3 86-37
against conference opponents 0-1 9-9 101-89 0-1 6-12 60-82 0-1 10-8 134-59
when playing on a Saturday 2-2 12-13 122-114 1-3 12-13 78-81 3-1 15-10 187-69
when playing with 6 or less days rest 2-2 12-10 108-85 1-3 13-9 72-66 3-1 14-8 153-53
after playing a conference game 0-0 9-8 92-92 0-0 7-10 63-76 0-0 11-6 131-61
in games played on turf 0-0 2-2 23-29 0-0 2-2 21-14 0-0 3-1 31-23
in October games 0-0 4-5 42-44 0-0 3-6 26-34 0-0 5-4 63-27
after covering the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 1-1 5-5 44-38 0-2 5-5 27-34 1-1 5-5 64-26
after having won 2 out of their last 3 games 0-0 8-6 44-41 0-0 8-6 31-31 0-0 10-4 64-30
after having won 3 out of their last 4 games 0-0 5-5 36-34 0-0 6-4 28-20 0-0 7-3 56-21
after having won 4 out of their last 5 games 0-0 2-4 35-27 0-0 3-3 23-20 0-0 3-3 49-17
off a home loss against a conference rival 0-0 3-1 11-14 0-0 1-3 9-11 0-0 4-0 15-10
off a loss against a conference rival 0-0 5-2 27-27 0-0 3-4 19-21 0-0 6-1 37-21
off a loss by 10 points or more to a conference rival 0-0 2-1 14-7 0-0 3-0 9-6 0-0 2-1 16-8
off a home loss 0-0 4-1 16-17 0-0 2-3 13-12 0-0 5-0 21-13
off a home loss by 14 or more points 0-0 1-0 4-3 0-0 1-0 5-0 0-0 1-0 4-3
after scoring 3 points or less in the first half last game 0-0 2-1 24-19 0-0 2-1 15-11 0-0 3-0 29-15
after playing a game at home 1-1 9-5 81-72 1-1 8-6 56-61 1-1 10-4 110-50
after a 2 game home stand 0-0 2-1 29-20 0-0 1-2 19-21 0-0 2-1 36-15
after 1 or more consecutive losses against the spread 1-0 7-6 64-69 1-0 8-5 54-48 1-0 9-4 94-49
after 1 or more consecutive straight up losses 0-0 7-3 44-38 0-0 5-5 29-28 0-0 8-2 56-32
when playing against a team with a losing record 0-0 4-4 29-31 0-0 3-5 13-24 0-0 6-2 56-10
in the first half of the season 3-2 9-9 79-64 2-3 9-9 51-50 4-1 11-7 126-34
after the first month of the season 0-1 10-10 112-103 0-1 7-13 77-89 0-1 12-8 151-74
in weeks 5 through 9 0-1 4-6 48-51 0-1 3-7 32-37 0-1 5-5 73-31
when the total is between 42.5 and 49 0-1 3-4 46-39 0-1 3-4 38-48 0-1 4-3 62-24
in a road game where the total is between 42.5 and 49 0-0 1-1 21-10 0-0 1-1 15-16 0-0 2-0 26-5
in a road game where the total is between 45.5 and 49 0-0 1-1 12-6 0-0 1-1 7-11 0-0 2-0 17-1
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BOSTON COLLEGE Team Trends
Description Against the spread Over/Under Straight Up
  Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992 Current Last 3 Since 1992
  W-L W-L W-L O-U O-U O-U W-L W-L W-L
as an underdog of 10.5 to 21 points 0-1 2-3 20-18 1-0 4-2 14-17 0-1 1-5 8-31
in all games 2-3 12-16 156-147 1-4 8-21 96-130 2-3 12-18 175-138
in all lined games 2-3 12-16 156-147 1-4 8-21 96-130 2-3 12-18 167-138
as an underdog 1-2 7-9 75-65 1-2 7-11 49-73 0-3 3-15 44-98
as a home underdog 0-2 0-7 22-27 1-1 3-4 20-23 0-2 0-7 18-38
as a home underdog of 14.5 to 17 points 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 0-0 1-2
as a home underdog of 14.5 to 21 points 0-0 0-1 5-2 0-0 1-0 4-3 0-0 0-1 1-6
as a home underdog of 14.5 or more points 0-0 0-2 6-4 0-0 2-0 6-3 0-0 0-2 1-9
in home games 1-2 4-12 78-71 1-2 4-11 50-55 1-2 7-9 99-57
in home lined games 1-2 4-12 78-71 1-2 4-11 50-55 1-2 7-9 92-57
against conference opponents 1-1 5-11 94-88 0-2 5-13 58-81 0-2 2-16 87-98
when playing on a Saturday 2-2 11-12 137-129 1-3 5-19 83-110 1-3 10-15 155-121
when playing with 6 or less days rest 2-1 9-11 113-97 1-2 7-14 67-84 1-2 7-14 121-96
after playing a non-conference game 1-1 5-5 55-60 0-2 3-7 25-52 0-2 3-7 63-55
in games played on turf 1-3 8-14 101-99 1-3 5-16 64-75 2-2 11-11 127-81
in October games 0-0 4-4 51-41 0-0 2-7 26-40 0-0 2-7 49-45
after having lost 2 out of their last 3 games 1-0 4-4 40-33 0-1 3-6 20-35 0-1 4-5 39-36
after having lost 3 out of their last 4 games 1-0 3-1 20-19 0-1 2-3 10-18 1-0 2-3 14-26
after covering the spread in 2 out of their last 3 games 0-0 1-0 50-41 0-0 1-0 30-40 0-0 1-0 56-39
after a cover as a double digit favorite 0-0 0-3 15-21 0-0 2-1 14-12 0-0 0-3 15-22
off a home win by 17 points or more 0-0 3-2 31-27 0-0 2-3 17-24 0-0 3-2 34-25
off a home win 0-0 4-2 49-46 0-0 2-4 31-39 0-0 3-3 51-45
after allowing 14 points or less last game 0-0 5-6 48-42 0-0 6-6 30-38 0-0 5-7 50-44
after allowing 9 points or less last game 0-0 2-4 20-24 0-0 4-3 17-19 0-0 2-5 21-26
after a win by 17 or more points 0-0 3-3 39-35 0-0 3-3 24-26 0-0 3-3 43-33
after playing a game at home 1-0 7-6 78-73 0-1 4-10 46-63 0-1 5-9 79-75
after 1 or more consecutive wins against the spread 1-0 3-7 73-79 0-1 4-6 53-54 1-0 3-7 86-69
after 2 or more consecutive wins against the spread 0-0 1-0 29-37 0-0 1-0 23-25 0-0 1-0 36-30
after 1 or more consecutive straight up wins 0-1 5-5 88-79 0-1 5-5 57-63 0-1 4-6 97-73
when playing against a team with a winning record 1-0 5-5 76-55 0-1 4-7 44-64 0-1 3-8 55-76
in the first half of the season 2-3 6-10 70-73 1-4 5-12 43-60 2-3 8-10 91-62
after the first month of the season 1-0 9-8 116-98 0-1 5-13 69-92 1-0 6-12 118-102
in weeks 5 through 9 1-0 5-4 56-47 0-1 2-8 30-43 1-0 3-7 57-51
when the total is between 42.5 and 49 0-2 2-6 50-51 0-2 3-6 39-63 1-1 3-6 55-48
in a home game where the total is between 42.5 and 49 0-1 0-4 27-27 0-1 1-3 23-31 0-1 1-3 33-22
in a home game where the total is between 45.5 and 49 0-0 0-1 20-16 0-0 0-1 13-24 0-0 0-1 22-15
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Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
VIRGINIA TECH Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Conference 1-1 0 0-2 0-2 20 10 386.5 5.019 2 20.5 10 338 5.2 0
Last 3 Games 2-1 0 1-2 0-3 26 12.333 451.667 5.576 1.667 13.667 6.667 275 4.583 0.333
Road Games 3-0 2 2-1 2-1 39.333 16.667 525 6.351 0.333 17 9 405.667 5.634 1.333
All 5-1 1 3-3 2-4 33.333 14.5 467 6 1 13.667 7.333 320.167 4.888 1.167
Team Statistics
Performance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below.
BOSTON COLLEGE Current Season Performance
  Straight Up Against Spread Team Opponent
  W-L Units W-L O-U Score Half Yards YPP TO Score Half Yards YPP TO
Conference 0-3 -2.1 2-1 0-3 9 3.333 295.667 4.145 2 30.333 15 407.333 5.178 1
Last 3 Games 1-2 0 3-0 0-3 15 8 297 4.325 1.333 21.667 10.667 403 5.017 2
Home Games 1-3 -2.1 2-2 1-3 17 10.25 339.5 4.423 2.25 28.5 15 411.75 5.382 1.5
All 2-4 -1.1 3-3 1-5 16.333 9 322.5 4.161 2 28 12.833 416 5.379 1.5
VIRGINIA TECH Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 33.3 14.5 23.2 32.5 45-179 (4) 22-33 64.8% 288.3 (8.7) 78-467 6 14
Opponents Defensive Avg. 29.2 14 19.9 29.78 41-191 (4.6) 17-30 56.6% 222 (7.4) 72-413 5.8 14.1
Offense Road Games 39.3 16.7 25 34.76 52-210 (4.1) 21-31 66.7% 315 (10.2) 83-525 6.4 13.3
Defense (All Games) 13.7 7.3 15 27.5 35-122 (3.4) 14-30 46.4% 198.3 (6.6) 66-320 4.9 23.4
Opponents Offensive Avg. 29.2 14 19.9 29.78 41-191 (4.6) 17-30 56.6% 222 (7.4) 72-413 5.8 14.1
Defense Road Games 17 9 19 25.24 33-138 (4.2) 19-39 47.9% 267.7 (6.9) 72-406 5.6 23.9
BOSTON COLLEGE Current Season Statistics
  Rushing Passing Total
  PPG Half FD TOP ATT-YDS YPR CMP-ATT PCT YDS PYA ATT-YDS YPP YPPT
Offense (All Games) 16.3 9 17.8 28.38 43-158 (3.7) 19-35 52.9% 164.3 (4.7) 78-323 4.2 19.7
Opponents Defensive Avg. 17.6 8.8 16.8 29.83 38-132 (3.5) 17-33 51.8% 195.6 (5.9) 71-328 4.6 18.7
Offense Road Games 17 10.3 18.5 27.9 43-176 (4.1) 18-34 51.5% 163.5 (4.8) 77-340 4.4 20
Defense (All Games) 28 12.8 19.5 31.62 46-234 (5.1) 17-31 54% 182 (5.8) 77-416 5.4 14.9
Opponents Offensive Avg. 17.6 8.8 16.8 29.83 38-132 (3.5) 17-33 51.8% 195.6 (5.9) 71-328 4.6 18.7
Defense Road Games 28.5 15 18 32.1 46-225 (4.9) 17-31 55.7% 187.3 (6.1) 77-412 5.4 14.4
VIRGINIA TECH Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 0.7 0.3 1 0.2 16-6 40.4% 1-0 62.5% 2-41 (24.3) 4-32 (9.2) 5-39
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 0.7 0.4 1.2 1.9 15-6 39% 1-1 58.6% 2-45 (20.6) 21-2 (10.1) 5-51
Stats For (Road Games) 0.3 0 0.3 1 17-7 40% 1-1 66.7% 2-43 (26) 3-15 (4.6) 7-57
Stats Against (All Games) 0.7 0.5 1.2 0 16-4 24.7% 1-1 50% 1-14 (17) 1-1 (1) 7-48
Opponents Avg. Stats For 1.3 0.6 1.9 0 16-6 35.7% 2-1 55.4% 2-49 (22) 18-2 (9.7) 6-53
Stats Against (Road Games) 0.7 0.7 1.3 0 16-4 22.4% 2-1 50% 1-28 (20.8) 1--0 (-0.3) 7-49
BOSTON COLLEGE Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
  Turnovers Lost Third Downs Fourth Downs Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Penalties
  INT FL TO DIFF #-MADE PCT #-MADE PCT KR-YDS YPKR PR-YDS YPPR PEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games) 1.3 0.7 2 -0.5 18-6 30.8% 2-0 40% 4-78 (21.2) 3-43 (17.1) 5-34
Opponents Avg. Stats Against 1.2 0.7 1.8 2.1 17-5 31% 2-1 50.8% 3-73 (22.2) 17-2 (10.1) 7-60
Stats For (Home Games) 1.3 1 2.3 -0.8 17-5 29.9% 2-0 14.3% 3-71 (21.8) 3-48 (17.5) 4-26
Stats Against (All Games) 1.3 0.2 1.5 0 17-7 38.8% 1-0 28.6% 1-22 (18.7) 3-19 (6.1) 6-48
Opponents Avg. Stats For 0.8 0.6 1.4 0 15-6 38.7% 1-1 66.7% 2-41 (19.8) 19-2 (8) 6-55
Stats Against (Home Games) 1.3 0.3 1.5 0 18-8 41.7% 1-0 0% 1-14 (19) 4-11 (3.2) 6-51
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
VIRGINIA TECH Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
09/03/2017 W VIRGINIA 31-24 W -5 W 54.5 O 45-234 15-27-235 1 35-221 31-54-371 1
09/09/2017 DELAWARE 27-0 W -39.5 W 54 U 28-81 16-29-222 1 46-107 8-17-116 3
09/16/2017 @E CAROLINA 64-17 W -27 W 60 O 31-40 11-30-241 3 62-287 25-33-388 1
09/23/2017 OLD DOMINION 38-0 W -29 W 53.5 U 57-271 21-32-311 0 24-64 8-26-85 4
09/30/2017 CLEMSON 17-31 L 7 L 48.5 U 28-90 30-45-252 0 43-146 12-21-186 4
10/07/2017 @BOSTON COLLEGE 23-10 W -14 W 47.5 U 33-153 14-33-191 6 48-109 22-33-322 1
10/21/2017 N CAROLINA - - -- - --
10/28/2017 DUKE - - -- - --
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BOSTON COLLEGE Season Results
  Team Stats Opp Stats
Date Opponent Score SU Line ATS Tot. O/U Rushing Passing TO Rushing Passing TO
09/01/2017 @N ILLINOIS 23-20 W -3.5 W 46.5 U 35-164 16-39-203 1 50-148 26-42-191 3
09/09/2017 WAKE FOREST 10-34 L 0 L 45 U 41-142 18-41-163 2 52-158 13-19-151 4
09/16/2017 NOTRE DAME 20-49 L 14 L 54 O 44-185 24-41-215 4 51-515 11-27-96 2
09/23/2017 @CLEMSON 7-34 L 33 L 54 U 58-342 17-26-140 3 34-97 15-32-141 2
09/30/2017 C MICHIGAN 28-8 W -10 W 51.5 U 53-224 14-21-85 2 33-116 22-43-180 4
10/07/2017 VIRGINIA TECH 10-23 L 14 L 47.5 U 33-153 14-33-191 6 48-109 22-33-322 1
10/14/2017 @LOUISVILLE - - -- - --
10/21/2017 @VIRGINIA - - -- - --
10/27/2017 FLORIDA ST - - -- - --
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Team Line Action
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in BOSTON COLLEGE games 53.9% of the time since 1992. (138-118)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in BOSTON COLLEGE games 75% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (18-6)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in VIRGINIA TECH games 70.4% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (19-8)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in VIRGINIA TECH games 52.7% of the time since 1992. (139-125)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in BOSTON COLLEGE games 57.7% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (15-11)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in BOSTON COLLEGE games 49.8% of the time since 1992. (103-104)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in VIRGINIA TECH games 57.7% of the time over the past 3 seasons. (15-11)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in VIRGINIA TECH games 50% of the time since 1992. (90-90)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
  Rushing Passing Turnovers Penalties
Date Teams Score Line Result Half FD TOP ATT-YDS CMP-ATT YDS FL INT PEN-YDS
VIRGINIA TECH 23 47.5 U 17 20 34:03 48-109 22-48 322 0 1 9-67
10/07/2017 BOSTON COLLEGE 10 14 3 16 25:57 33-153 14-33 191 0 0 5-27
BOSTON COLLEGE 0 39.5 O 0 6 24:45 28-44 9-28 80 1 1 12-93
09/17/2016 VIRGINIA TECH 49 -6 21 25 35:15 50-223 16-50 253 0 1 7-55
VIRGINIA TECH 26 36.5 U 20 17 34:43 46-81 16-46 194 1 1 11-98
10/31/2015 BOSTON COLLEGE 10 3 0 15 25:17 35-75 8-35 143 3 1 6-48
BOSTON COLLEGE 33 40 O 14 11 31:56 47-258 8-47 110 0 0 3-20
11/01/2014 VIRGINIA TECH 31 -3 10 17 28:04 29-69 31-29 345 1 0 6-40
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VIRGINIA TECH Key Player Injuries
(!)[WR] 10/07/2017 - Cam Phillips left last game, "?" ( Foot )
[RB] 10/07/2017 - Steven Peoples "?" ( Ankle )
[WR] 10/07/2017 - C.J. Carroll "?" ( Foot )
[DB] 10/06/2017 - Divine Deablo out for season ( Foot )
[WR] 10/05/2017 - C.J. Carroll "?" Saturday vs. Boston College ( Foot )
[CB] 10/03/2017 - Brandon Facyson is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Boston College ( Ankle )
[DB] 10/01/2017 - Divine Deablo "?" Saturday vs. Boston College ( Foot )
[CB] 10/01/2017 - Brandon Facyson left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Boston College ( Ankle )
[RB] 10/01/2017 - Steven Peoples "?" Saturday vs. Boston College ( Ankle )
[LB] 09/13/2017 - Tavante Beckett out indefinitely ( Legal problems )
[WR] 09/13/2017 - Phil Patterson out indefinitely ( Undisclosed )
[RB] 08/30/2017 - D.J. Reid out for season ( Left Team )
BOSTON COLLEGE Key Player Injuries
[OL] 10/08/2017 - Shane Leonard "?" Saturday vs. Louisville ( Knee )
[OL] 10/08/2017 - Aaron Monteiro "?" Saturday vs. Louisville ( Lower Body )
[OL] 10/07/2017 - Shane Leonard "?" ( Knee )
[OL] 10/07/2017 - Aaron Monteiro "?" ( Lower Body )
[OL] 10/01/2017 - Shane Leonard "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech ( Knee )
[OL] 10/01/2017 - Aaron Monteiro "?" Saturday vs. Virginia Tech ( Lower Body )
[LB] 09/28/2017 - Max Richardson out indefinitely ( Knee )
[LB] 09/28/2017 - Connor Strachan out for season ( Knee )
[OL] 09/27/2017 - Elijah Johnson out for season ( ACL )
[WR] 09/25/2017 - Charlie Callinan out indefinitely ( Foot )
[OL] 09/10/2017 - Jon Baker out for season ( ACL )