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Thursday, September 13th, 2018 – BB&T Field – Winston-Salem, NC
5:30 PM EST. Note the early start time. A lot of hype surrounded the Boston College Eagles coming into the season. Excluding a bitter touchdown defeat against Iowa in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, the Eagles soared down the stretch by going 5-1 to close out 2017 and gain the invitation. With 10 returning offensive starters taking the field in 2018, including workhorse sophomore running back A.J. Dillon, B.C. was being pegged there as a potential threat to wreak havoc in the Atlantic Division. After all, BC doesn’t just have the experience and proficiency on offense to bolster that acclaim but a stingy defense that has not allowed more than 21 points in seven consecutive games dating back to the ignition point of their run last season. It certainly seems that Coach Steve Adazzio has this program heading back to greener pastures in Chestnut Hill, as the Eagles emerged on many ballots to gain entry into the Top 25. Analysts everywhere have already suggested that the Eagles should be ranked. If they win here, guaranteed they’ll crack the polls next week. What all that talk does is bring attention to the Eagles in an information hungry market.
Boston College’s two wins this season were earned against teams within the Commonwealth State that they are accustomed to beating up on. First came UMass from Amherst and though the Minutemen can assemble to fight The British at Concord in sixty seconds, their defense could not stop a pee wee team. Then came Holy Cross, a FCS team from Worcester that hopped down the Pike to take an honourable loss. Now, things will get drastically different.
Last year, Wake Forest made a trip to B.C. and they dominated the Eagles, downing them by a score of 34-10. The market is talking revenge and like the “must win angle” the revenge angle is just as lame. Wake won eight games last year and knocked off a top-25 ranked N.C. State team. This year, the Deacs are 2-0 after an opening week win over Tulane in OT and a nothing win over Towson last week. However. We’re here to suggest that Tulane is a very good team that was projected to win 10 games this season. Tulane’s defense is rock-solid too but Wake went on the road and beat them in its freshman QB’s first start at this level. That’s impressive but jot down the name of said QB because he’s about to make some noise.
Just two games into his college career, Sam Hartman has been the nation's best true freshman signal-caller, grading at 90.7 overall. He has made plays to all levels of the field. Confident, talented and accurate, Hartman is only going to get better. Wake is an outstanding defensive team with great coaching and no they have what looks to be a great QB. However, what this market sees is the Boston College hype and that they scored 55 and 62 points respectively over the first two weeks. Lastly, Wake has been battle tested early and survived while the Eagles have not been battle tested at all. We get such a great price on the host and while the four points are nice, the +170 on the ML is nicer.
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