College Football Odds: BC Favored Vs. Wake Forest After Clemson Loss

by NESN Staff

October 23, 2014

Boston CollegeThe Boston College Eagles fly south this weekend to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as 12-point road favorites in a battle of ACC Atlantic Division rivals.

The Eagles came up short in a late fourth-quarter drive last weekend, dropping a 17-13 decision to the Clemson Tigers, but covered as 5.5-point home underdogs. The loss dropped BC to 4-3 straight up on the season but improved the team to a solid 5-2 against the spread.

BC had the upper hand in recent meetings with Wake Forest, winning five of their last seven head-to-head, both SU and ATS. The Demon Deacons are 2-5 SU on the season and have scored just 20 points combined during their current three-game losing streak, going 1-2 ATS.

No. 21 Clemson will be gunning for its fifth consecutive SU win this weekend when it takes on Syracuse as a 14.5-point favorite, according to sportsbooks monitored by

While their winning streak has lifted them back into the AP Top 25, the Tigers are riding a two-game losing streak ATS into Saturday’s betting matchup at Memorial Stadium.

The Orange stopped a four-game losing streak with a 30-7 win over Wake Forest last weekend for their second consecutive road win of the season, SU and ATS, but have been dominated in both their previous meetings with ranked teams this season.

In other Week 9 matchups in the ACC, the Virginia Cavaliers play host to the North Carolina Tar Heels as 7-point favorites at sportsbooks monitored by

Virginia was bested by a sputtering offense in a bitter 20-13 loss to Duke last weekend, despite outgaining the Blue Devils by more than 100 total yards. The loss was Virginia’s second consecutive ATS after covering in its first five games of the season.

Although the Tar Heels are winless on the road this season, they are a solid 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five meetings with Virginia.

The Pittsburgh Panthers, 2-1 this season in conference play, will look to keep pace with Duke and Virginia in the ACC Coastal Division when they take on Georgia Tech as 3-point home favorites.

The Panthers, 21-16 winners over Virginia Tech last week as 1-point home underdogs, welcome a Yellow Jackets squad looking to end a two-game losing streak SU and ATS.

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