Boston College Eagles (1-2) vs. Louisville Cardinals (3-0)
Week 4 in college football offers a variety of nail-biting showdowns, but the spotlight is certainly on the Boston College Eagles going head-to-head with the Louisville Cardinals. The teams enter this game with divergent track records—Boston College stands at 1-2 while Louisville enjoys a perfect 3-0. The kickoff is set for 3:30 PM ET on September 23, 2023, at Cardinal Stadium, and will be aired on ACCN. It’s gearing up to be a monumental contest.
Boston College’s Kye Robichaux has proven his worth this season, accumulating 42 carries for 166 yards, averaging 4 yards per carry, and scoring twice. Lewis Bond, a wide receiver for Boston College, has been vital against the Cardinals’ defense, having 12 catches for 175 yards, averaging 14.6 yards per reception, and scoring two touchdowns. His knack for gaining yardage and making crucial plays is key to Boston College’s offensive momentum.
On the flip side, Jawhar Jordan, Louisville’s running back, has excelled, amassing 344 rushing yards on just 32 carries, boasting an astonishing 10.8-yard average and tallying four touchdowns. Supplementing Jordan is Jamari Thrash with 14 receptions for 329 yards, averaging an astounding 23.5 yards per catch and four touchdowns. Together, they anchor Louisville’s powerful offense which cannot be overlooked.
Boston College Eagles vs. Louisville Cardinals Game Info
|When:||Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET|
Thomas Castellanos QB vs. Jack Plummer QB
Thomas Castellanos for Boston College has managed to complete 50 out of his 84 passes for 644 yards, holding a completion rate of 59.5%. While his completion rate is moderate, his 7.7 yards per attempt and 5 touchdowns are commendable. There is, however, room for betterment with 2 interceptions and having been sacked three times.
Comparatively, Louisville’s Jack Plummer has been steadier, completing 47 out of his 76 attempts for 732 yards and a superior completion rate of 61.8%. His 9.6 yards per attempt indicate a stronger propensity for long throws, although his 4 interceptions reflect some decision-making concerns. Plummer, like Castellanos, has also been sacked three times this season.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Louisville Cardinals -535, Total Odds: 54.5
Current betting odds are in favor of Louisville with a -535 moneyline and a 14-point spread. The total points projected for the game stand at 54.5. Louisville’s recent performance and player statistics make them the front-runners, but bettors may find the spread dicey given Boston College’s history against Louisville.
Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
Boston College has had its challenges, posting a 5-12 record against the spread (ATS) in their previous 17 matchups. In straight-up (SU) results, they are 2-8 in their last 10 outings. Interestingly, they have a superior track record versus Louisville, with a 5-1 ATS and 4-2 SU in their last 6 meetings. However, their performance on the road leaves much to be desired, showing a 1-5 ATS in their last 6 away games.
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
Louisville has been formidable lately, recording a 5-1 SU in their last six matchups. They have also been exceptional at home, covering the spread in their previous 6 home games. Additionally, they’ve had a dominant run against Atlantic Coast Conference rivals, maintaining a 4-1 SU record.
Boston College Eagles vs. Louisville Cardinals 09/23/23 Betting Picks
Though Boston College hasn’t had an ideal beginning to their season, their historical performance against Louisville warrants attention. They have generally performed well against the Cardinals but will need to navigate their weak road history to keep the game competitive. One should not overlook that Boston College’s players, like Kye Robichaux and Thomas Castellanos, have shown flashes of brilliance that could turn the tide in a high-stakes matchup like this one. Additionally, the team’s coaching staff is likely aware of their road shortcomings and may have strategized, possibly with the help of a pay-per-head service, to counteract those issues specifically for this important game.
Louisville enters the game with momentum, but the 14-point spread is a matter for careful consideration. The over/under set at 54.5 also presents a challenging choice, given Boston College’s recent games have tended to go OVER, while Louisville’s have sporadically gone UNDER.
Free Pick and Prediction: Louisville Cardinals 35, Boston College Eagles 24