[12:30 PM] Syracuse @ Boston College

Who will WIN this matchup?

Syracuse Orange (3-4)

@ Boston College Eagles (3-3)


Current odds:

Syracuse Orange: (+160)

Boston College Eagles: (-190)


ESPN simulations have Syracuse as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Boston College to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Boston College by 5 points.

The bottom two teams in the ACC Atlantic Division square off Saturday afternoon when Boston College looks to snap an 11-game conference slide against visiting Syracuse. The Eagles will have had more than two weeks off since their 56-10 loss to Clemson on Oct. 7, and will be well-rested in pursuit of the program’s first ACC victory since Nov. 29, 2014 – a 28-7 triumph at home against the Orange.

Dungey became the first player in Syracuse history to have at least 300 passing yards and 100 rushing yards in the same game and the sophomore enters this week’s action leading ACC passers in yards through the air (2,197). Senior Amba Etta-Tawo continues to be his primary target with 930 receiving yards, good for second in FBS play, and junior Ervin Phillips is coming off a monster effort in which he had 11 catches for a career-high 139 yards and a TD. Phillips had 75 yards and a score on the ground in last year’s 20-17 win over the Eagles.

This is the Eagles’ fourth straight home game and perhaps its best chance to end the ACC losing streak, as visits to North Carolina State, Florida State and Wake Forest – as well as a home game against seventh-ranked Louisville – is all that remains after Syracuse leaves town. They’ve been outscored 105-10 in their last two conference tilts and quarterback Patrick Towles has combined to go 20-for-50 for 171 yards in those two losses. The defense still ranks fourth nationally (253 yards per game) and is led by junior defensive end Harold Landry, who is among ACC leaders in forced fumbles per game (0.67), sacks per game (1.08) and tackles-for-loss per game (1.4).

Eagles RB Jon Hilliman was held to 19 yards on 12 rushes in his only encounter with the Orange two seasons ago.

Syracuse has lost eight straight road ACC games.

The Orange have won four of the last six meetings.


StreakSmarts Pick: Syracuse Orange  

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick