Boston College Eagles will open their first game of the season as they kick-off against Duke Blue Devils from Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. Boston will try to open their first NCAA Football betting game with success as they completed last season with a 6-6 record in their conference. The Eagles made it to the Ticketmaster Birmingham Bowl, but they were unable to get past Cincinnati. There are a few changes on the Boston squad including their quarterback and their new head coach. The Eagles will need to fall in with their team first to get things started.
Boston College Eagles vs. Duke Blue Devils Betting Information
Boston College is bringing back three of their offensive starters to their team. The good news is that Ben Petrula is expected to be a bright spot. Taking the start for the Eagles is Phil Jurkovec who managed to touch 222 yards with 12 of his 18 pass attempts connected. Jurkovec also had two touchdowns for his team. The receiving corps seems to be intact as they bring back their leading receiver. Hunter Long will continue to take his spot as the tight end from last season. Long covered 509 yards with two touchdowns.
Duke Blue Devils Betting Analysis
Duke Blue Devils struggled as they declined in their sportsbook opening game against Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Blue Devils were forced to settle with 13 points while surrendering 27 in return. Duke is yet to find their balance between their offensive and defensive unit. The Blue Devils will try to take advantage of their situation with a newly formed Boston squad. Last season was not perfect for Duke as they won just five games. Duke has made notable changes that will help them this year, especially their deal with Clemson Tigers.
The Blue Devils acquired Chase Brice as their quarterback and that is something they look forward to. Bryce covered 259 yards along with 20 rushing yards and one touchdown. However, he was able to convert just 54 percent of his passes. The odds of winning the Fighting Irish looked slim right from the start. Duke managed to restrict a strong offensive unit of Notre Dame to 27 points. Overall, the Blue Devils seem to have improved from last year.
Boston College Eagles vs. Duke Blue Devils Pick
The NCAAF pick for this match is Duke Blue Devils -4.5. If the Blue Devils have the potential to hold-off the Irish from scoring in big numbers, the Eagles are not going to be any major issue. Boston College is yet to connect with their team this season. Whereas, Duke has an understanding of their coordination. Back the Blue Devils to win this game and cover the spread. Final Score Prediction, Duke Blue Devils win 31-17.
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