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    Star player Thomas Castellanos and the Boston College Eagles (5-3) meet the Syracuse Orange (4-4) on Friday at 7:30 PM ET, at JMA Wireless Dome.

    The Orange are favored, but by less than a field goal (-2), against the Eagles. The over/under for this game is 51 points.

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    Game Info for Syracuse vs. Boston College

    • Game Day: Friday, November 3, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Syracuse, New York
    • Stadium: JMA Wireless Dome
    Syracuse vs Boston College Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Syracuse -2 -108 -112 51 -110 -110 -133 +112

    Syracuse Pick Insights

    • Syracuse is 2-4-1 against the spread this season.
    • Syracuse is 1-0-1 against the spread when favored by 2 points or more this season.
    • One of Syracuse’s seven games with a set total has hit the over (14.3%).

    Syracuse Stats & Insights

    • Syracuse ranks 80th in total offense (367 yards per game) and 97th in total defense (399.1 yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Syracuse is compiling 26.4 points per game on offense (74th in the FBS), and ranks 56th on defense with 24.1 points allowed per game.
    • Syracuse is averaging 220.9 passing yards per game on offense (76th in the FBS), and ranks 108th on the other side of the ball with 250 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Syracuse is putting up 146.1 rushing yards per game offensively this year (80th in the FBS), and is surrendering 149.1 rushing yards per game (78th) on the other side of the ball.
    • On offense, Syracuse ranks 51st in the FBS with a 42.2% third-down conversion rate. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 100th in third-down percentage allowed (149.1).
    • Syracuse owns the 64th-ranked turnover margin in college football at even, forcing 12 turnovers (54th in the FBS) while turning it over 12 times (76th in the FBS).

    Syracuse’s Best Players

    • Garrett Shrader has been a dual threat for Syracuse so far this season. He has 1,513 passing yards, completing 62.4% of his passes and tossing nine touchdown passes and five interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 316 yards (39.5 ypg) on 89 carries with six rushing touchdowns.
    • LeQuint Allen has carried the ball 119 times for a team-high 553 yards on the ground and has found the end zone seven times. He’s also tacked on 25 catches for 170 yards (21.3 per game) and one touchdown via the pass.
    • Damien Alford’s team-leading 389 yards as a receiver have come on 24 receptions (out of 44 targets) with one touchdown.
    • Umari Hatcher has caught 22 passes for 356 yards (44.5 yards per game) and two touchdowns this year.
    • Donovan Brown has compiled 23 receptions for 305 yards, an average of 38.1 yards per game. He’s scored one time as a receiver this season.
    • Marlowe Wax, who paces the team in sacks and tackles, has racked up four sacks, five TFL and 57 tackles.
    • Justin Barron has picked off a team-leading two passes. He also has 52 tackles, two TFL, 0.5 sacks, and two passes defended to his name.

    Boston College Betting Insights

    • Boston College is 3-5-0 against the spread this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 2-point underdogs this season, Boston College is 3-1 against the spread.
    • In Boston College’s eight games with a set total, six have hit the over (75%).

    Boston College Pick Insights

    • From an offensive standpoint, Boston College is compiling 419.4 total yards per game (47th-ranked). It ranks 57th in the FBS defensively (362.5 total yards given up per game).
    • With 28.1 points per game on offense, Boston College ranks 66th in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 91st, allowing 28.4 points per game.
    • Boston College is posting 208.4 passing yards per game on offense this season (91st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 198.5 passing yards per contest (30th-ranked) on defense.
    • Boston College’s run offense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 14th-best in the FBS with 211 rushing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is giving up 164 rushing yards per game, which ranks 94th.
    • Boston College ranks 32nd in the FBS with a 43.9% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 92nd with a 40.9% third-down percentage allowed on defense.
    • At -1, Boston College has the 74th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with nine forced turnovers (93rd in the FBS) and 10 turnovers committed (46th in the FBS).

    Boston College’s Best Players

    • Castellanos has thrown for 1,571 yards on 120-of-205 passing with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He has chipped on the ground, as well, with 673 yards and nine rushing touchdowns.
    • Kye Robichaux has taken 99 carries and totaled 495 yards with six touchdowns.
    • Lewis Bond’s 437 receiving yards (54.6 yards per game) lead the team. He has 31 catches on 46 targets with five touchdowns.
    • Joseph Griffin Jr. has 21 receptions (on 48 targets) for a total of 261 yards (32.6 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Ryan O’Keefe’s 32 targets have resulted in 23 catches for 235 yards and one touchdown.
    • Shitta Sillah has racked up two sacks to lead the team, while also picking up two TFL and 13 tackles.
    • Vinny DePalma is the team’s top-tackler this year. He’s amassed 43 tackles and one TFL.
    • Elijah Jones has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 18 tackles and three passes defended to his name.
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