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Zay Flowers will lead the Boston College Eagles (2-7) into their game against the NC State Wolf Pack (6-2) at Wayne Day Family Field at Carter-Finley Stadium on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET.
The Wolf Pack are very heavy favorites (currently -19) in their game against the Eagles, with the over/under being 42 points. (On the moneyline, the Wolf Pack are -1547 and the Eagles are +817.)
Game Info and Betting Lines for NC State vs. Boston College
- Game Day: Saturday, November 12, 2022
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ACC Network
- Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
- Stadium: Wayne Day Family Field at Carter-Finley Stadium
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NC State Betting Insights
- Boston College has covered the spread only two times in nine opportunities this year.
- Boston College is winless against the spread (0-2) when playing as at least 19-point underdogs.
- Out of Boston College’s nine games with a set total, four have hit the over (44.4%).
NC State Stats & Insights
- On defense, NC State has been a top-25 unit, ranking 20th-best by surrendering only 308.6 yards per game. The offense ranks 94th (355.1 yards per game).
- On the defensive side of the ball, NC State has been a top-25 unit, ranking 14th-best by surrendering only 17.4 points per game. The offense ranks 79th (26.8 points per game).
- NC State is putting up 230.0 passing yards per game on offense (74th in the FBS), and ranks 29th on the other side of the ball with 195.3 passing yards allowed per game.
- NC State owns the 99th-ranked offense this season in terms of rushing yards (125.1 per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 22nd-best with only 113.4 rushing yards allowed per game.
- NC State has the 66th-ranked offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (39.5% percentage), and has been more effective on defense, ranking 11th-best with a 29.4% third-down conversion rate allowed.
- NC State has forced 13 total turnovers (53rd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over eight times (17th in the FBS) for +5a turnover margin of +5, 30th-ranked in college football.
NC State’s Best Players
- Devin Leary has thrown for 1,265 yards (140.6 ypg) to lead NC State, completing 61.1% of his passes and recording 11 touchdown passes compared to four interceptions this season.
- The team’s top rusher, Jordan Houston, has carried the ball 97 times for 388 yards (43.1 per game). He’s also caught 17 passes for 187 yards and one touchdown.
- Demie Sumo has carried the ball 53 times for 299 yards (33.2 per game) and three touchdowns while also racking up 148 yards through the air, scoring one time.
- Thayer Thomas has hauled in 45 catches for 516 yards (57.3 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone four times as a receiver.
- Devin Carter has put up a 276-yard season so far with one touchdown, reeling in 19 passes on 40 targets.
- Keyon Lesane has compiled 23 receptions for 254 yards, an average of 28.2 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
- Drake Thomas, the team’s tackle and sacks leader, has racked up 3.0 sacks, 8.0 TFL and 53 tackles.
- Aydan White leads the team with four interceptions, while also recording 19 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and five passes defended.
Boston College Betting Insights
- Boston College is only 2-7-0 against the spread this year.
- Boston College has not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 19 points or more this year (0-2).
- Four of Boston College’s nine games with a set total have hit the over (44.4%).
Boston College Stats & Insights
- Boston College ranks 16th-worst in total yards per game (321.8), but it has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 62nd in the FBS with 369.8 total yards allowed per contest.
- Boston College has been struggling on offense, ranking 13th-worst in the FBS with 18.8 points per game. It has been more effective defensively, giving up 29.8 points per contest (92nd-ranked).
- Boston College is generating 251.8 passing yards per game on offense this season (52nd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 217.6 passing yards per game (54th-ranked) on defense.
- Boston College ranks worst in rushing yards per game (70.0), but it has been more productive on the other side of the ball, ranking 76th in the FBS with 152.2 rushing yards conceded per contest.
- Boston College’s offense has not been getting things done on third down, ranking 14th-worst in the FBS with a 30.2% third-down conversion rate. It has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, allowing a 37.0% third-down rate (55th-ranked).
- At -8, Boston College sports the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with eight forced turnovers (111th in the FBS) and 16 turnovers committed (103rd in the FBS).
Boston College’s Best Players
- Phil Jurkovec has compiled 1,711 yards on 59.5% passing while recording 11 touchdown passes with eight interceptions this season.
- Pat Garwo III has run for 302 yards on 95 carries so far this year while scoring two times on the ground. He’s also added 22 catches, totaling 208 yards.
- Alex Broome has taken 35 carries and totaled 186 yards with one touchdown.
- Flowers paces his team with 791 receiving yards on 60 receptions with eight touchdowns.
- Jaelen Gill has put together a 292-yard season so far. He’s caught 19 passes on 28 targets.
- Joseph Griffin Jr.’s 32 targets have resulted in 17 catches for 232 yards and four touchdowns.
- Donovan Ezeiruaku leads the team with 5.0 sacks, and also has 4.0 TFL and 29 tackles.
- Kam Arnold has been all over the field, leading the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has 35 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions so far.