The No. 18 Notre Dame Fighting Irish will try to win their ninth straight game in their rivalry with the Boston College Eagles on Saturday afternoon. Notre Dame has won four straight games this season, but barely edged out Navy in a 35-32 finale last week. Boston College is coming off a huge upset win at then-No. 16 NC State as an 18-point underdog.
Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 pm ET. The Fighting Irish are currently listed as 21-point favorites in the latest Notre Dame vs. Boston College from Caesars Sportsbook, while the plus/minus of total points scored is 42.5. Before choosing Boston College vs. Notre Dame, you’ll want to check out the model’s college football predictions and betting tips on SportsLine.
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- Difference between Notre Dame and Boston College: Notre Dame -21
- Notre Dame vs. Boston College plus/minus: 42.5 points
- Notre Dame vs. Money Line Boston College: Notre Dame -1700, Boston College +950
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Why Notre Dame can cover
Notre Dame got off to a slow and disappointing start under first-year head coach Marcus Freeman, but the Fighting Irish have rebounded with a four-game winning streak. Their offense has been fantastic over the recent stretch, scoring at least 35 points in all four games. Quarterback Drew Pyne accounted for five total touchdowns against Navy last week — he’s completed 63.1% of his passes for 1,547 yards and 18 touchdowns this season.
The Fighting Irish have won eight straight games in this rivalry, scoring at least 40 points in each of the last three meeting, winning those games by more than two touchdowns. Boston College is coming off its first win over a ranked team in eight years, and the Eagles are unlikely to add another on Saturday. They have only covered the spread three times in their last 12 games, including just once in their last five road games.
Why Boston College can cover
Boston College hasn’t given up on its season, despite losing five games in a six-game stretch from late September to early November. The Eagles snapped their four-game skid by beating then-No. 16 NC State 21-20 last week. They were underdogs by 18 points in that matchup, but quarterback Emmett Morehead completed a touchdown pass with 14 seconds remaining to give his team the win.
Morehead was making only the second start of his career, so he has some confidence and momentum heading into this game. It was Boston College’s first victory over a top-25 team in eight years. Morehead completed 29 of 48 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns, providing the Eagles with the spark they desperately needed.
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