Boston College Eagles vs Florida State Seminoles Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 09/24/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 8:00 pm ET, Saturday, September 24, 2022
Venue:  Doak S. Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL
Where to Watch:  ACC Network

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  BC +17.5, FSU -17.5; Over/Under:  48.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  BC +17.5, FSU -17.5; Over/Under:  48.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  BC +17.5, FSU -17.5; Over/Under:  48.5 points
 

Season Record

Boston College Eagles:  1-2 (6th place, ACC Atlantic)
Florida State Seminoles:  3-0 (3rd place, ACC Atlantic)
 
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Boston College Eagles:  won their last game at home against the Maine Black Bears 38-17.
Florida State Seminoles:  won their last game on the road against the Louisville Cardinals 35-31.

 

Boston College Eagles vs Florida State Seminoles Preview and Analysis

 
BC is entering this game with a 1-2 record overall to start their college football season and they will be playing their 2nd road game of the season here as they are 0-1 in their road games this year. This will also be their 2nd conference game of the college football season this year as they are 0-1. They won against the Maine Black Bears in their last game at home 38-17. Phil Jurkovec started that game at QB and he completed 25/37 passes for 320 yards and 2 touchdowns. Pat Garwo III led the team in rushing with 78 yards and 2 TDs on 17 rushing attempts. Zay Flowers led the team in receiving with 89 yards and 1 TD on 8 receptions. Vinny DePalma led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 2 assisted tackles. Donovan Ezeiruaku, Cam Horsley, and Marcus Valdez led the defense in sacks with 1 each while Jason Maitre and Kam Arnold each came away with 1 interception for them in that one.
 
 
 
FSU is entering this game with a 3-0 record overall to start their college football season and they will be playing their 2nd home game of the season as they are 1-0 in their home games this year. This will also be the 2nd conference matchup on their conference schedule this season as they are 1-0. They won against the Louisville Cardinals in their last game on the road 35-31. Jordan Travis started that game at QB and he completed 13/17 passes for 157 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception before leaving the game due to injury and was replaced by Tate Rodemaker who completed 6/10 passes for 109 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Treshaun Ward led the team in rushing with 126 yards on 10 carries. Johnny Wilson led the team in receiving with 149 yards and 2 TDs on 7 receptions. Renardo Green led the defense in that game with 8 solo tackles and 1 assisted tackle. Kalen DeLoach and Derrick McLendon II both led the defense in sacks with 1 each while Kevin Knowles II came away with the only interception for them in that one.

 

Boston College vs Florida State Prediction

The current betting odds have Boston College listed as a 17.5 point underdog in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Boston College hasn't been great in their games to start the season as their offense has struggled to move the ball and put up points while their defense has been allowing too many points and is not keeping them in their games. FSU didn't look great in their last game either though, barely winning against Louisville in a game where they lost their starting QB too. The backup QB did get the job done to win that game, but it was a very back and forth game and FSU was starting to slip near the end of it. Boston College hasn't been great but their offense is good enough to keep this a closer game and they do still have a decent defense that will not let FSU just roll right over them. After their performance last week, FSU has shown that they will not be able to pull away by a lot here and even if they do, their defense will give up points and make the game closer than it should be. This is also a conference game so BC is not going to roll over in this one either. The best way to place a bet here is on Boston College to cover the spread in this game.
 
Boston College Florida State Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, September 24, 2022 (8:00 pm ET start time) is FSU 28 BC 17.
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NCAAF Betting Trends

 
Boston College Eagles: 27-17 ATS off a no-cover where the team won as a favorite. 93-61 UNDER as an underdog. 80-45 UNDER in road games.
Florida State Seminoles: 3-8 ATS as a home favorite of 14.5 to 17 points. 1-5 ATS after 2 straight wins by 6 or less points. 53-34 UNDER as a favorite of 10.5 to 21 points.
 

Key Injuries

 
Boston College Eagles:  O. Trapilo (OL) Ques Sat - Knee. K. Cline (OL) out for season - Knee. C. Mahogany (OL) out for season - Knee.
Florida State Seminoles:  K. Lyles (OL) out for season - Leg. S. Dix Jr. (LB) out for season - Undisclosed. C. Campbell (RB) out for season - Leg.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"We won a game. Are there things that we probably could have done better? Definitely. Are there some really good things we did? We improved in a lot of areas." - Jeff Hafley after his team’s win against Maine in their last game.
 
 
"That was an example of what this team is built on. It was a special night. That is one that I will remember forever. That was an incredible atmosphere. We'll talk about that heart and that identity." - Mike Norvell after his team’s win against Louisville in their last game. 
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Boston College Eagles
WR Williams, Jaden
WR Flowers, Zay
WR Gill, Jaelen
TE Takacs, George 
QB Jurkovec, Phil 
RB Garwo III, Pat 
 
Florida State Seminoles
WR Pittman, Mycah
WR Wilson, Ontaria
WR McClain, Malik 
TE McDonald, Camren
TE Douglas, Markeston
QB Travis, Jordan
RB Ward, Treshaun 
RB Toafili, Lawrance 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Boston College Eagles
Passing: P. Jurkovec (283)
Rushing: P. Garwo III (25)
Receiving: Z. Flowers (117)
Touchdowns: Z. Flowers (2)
 
Florida State Seminoles
Passing: J. Travis (624)
Rushing: T. Ward (302)
Receiving: J. Wilson (260)
Touchdowns: T. Ward (2)
 
Coaches:
Boston College Eagles: Jeff Hafley (3rd season)
Florida State Seminoles: Mike Norvell (3rd season)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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