Virginia Cavaliers versus Boston College Eagles ESPNU TV Saturday November 20th 2010 College Football Odds Sports Betting Pick Preview

The Virginia Cavaliers will hit the road in ACC conference play with a college football game against the Boston College Eagles on Saturday afternoon.

Kick off time from Boston is set for 12PM Eastern Time and its ESPNU providing the national television coverage.

The betting odds opened up in this game with the home team Boston College Eagles lined as a -6 ½ point favorite with an over under of 45 points.

The bettors have come in early on the side of the home team as the Boston College Eagles have been bet up to a -7 point favorite. The total saw movement up to 45 ½ points.

Those backing the home favored Boston College Eagles on the money line will lay -255 odds with the road underdog Virginia Cavaliers bringing back +230 odds to earn the outright win without the benefit of getting the points.

These two schools got together last year and it was the Boston College Eagles with the 14-10 win against Virginia as a 4 ½ point road favorite. The game landed under the closing total of 44 points.

Both squads struggled for offense in their meeting. Boston College gained 303 yards and Virginia just 298. Boston College was able to shut down the Cavaliers on the ground by allowing just 77 yards on 28 carries for a 2.8 yards per rush average.

The Eagles got good production from running back Montel Harris who rushed for 151 yards and helped Boston College earn over an 8 minute time of possession advantage.

Virginia enters play with an overall mark of 4-6 on the season. They have been eliminated from a bowl berth based on their two wins versus FCS opponents. With two wins against FCS teams they needed 7 wins to earn bowl eligibility. The club averages 28 points and 414 yards per game.

The Cavaliers are on the highway for the fourth time this year where they are 0-3. The team played USC to a 17-14 close defeat as a 20 point road underdog way back in week 2. They dropped both road ACC conference games on the year.

The team is coming off a 42-23 defeat against Maryland as a 3 point home underdog.

Virginia was nursing a 23-21 lead after three quarters and gave up 21 straight points in the fourth quarter to lose.

The Cavaliers put up 382 yards and converted on only 4 of 14 on third down. The club struggled on the ground with just 92 yards on 27 carries for 3.4 yards per attempt. The Cavaliers committed two turnovers and took none away from the ACC opponent.

Quarterback Marc Verica completed 25 of 43 passes for 265 yards with a touchdown and 2 picks.

Keith Payne on 18 carries had 68 yards.

Wide receiver Dontrelle Inman led the team with 6 catches for 60 yards.

The Cavaliers allows its opponents 28 points and 400 yards per game.

They allowed the Terrapins last week 425 yards and 9 of 16 on third down. The Cavaliers got hurt in the passing game allowing the opposing signal caller to complete 17 of 28 passes for 289 yards with two touchdowns.

Boston College hosts Virginia with record of 5-5 on the year. The team is in search of 1 victory to earn bowl eligibility status. They average 19 points and 301 yards per game.

The Eagles are at home for the seventh time where they sit at 3-3. Their lone ACC home win came in a 16-10 victory against Clemson as a 7 point home underdog. Their two other home wins came against weak foes in the non conference. They have won three straight games.

Boston college is coming off a 21-16 victory at Duke last week as a 3 point road favorite.

The Eagles produced 356 yards and converted on just 5 of 14 on third down. The team put up pedestrian rushing numbers against a bad Duke defense with just 126 yards on 37 carries for a 3.4 yards per rush average. Boston College survived two turnovers and took none away from Duke.

Quarterback Chase Rettig completed 12 of 24 passes for 230 yards with two touchdowns and no picks.

On the ground Montel Harris had 109 yards rushing on 23 carries and a score.

Wide out Bobby Swigert led the club with 5 catches for 92 yards and a score.

The Eagles defense surrenders 21 points and 305 yards per game.

They allowed Duke last week 311 yards and just 6 of 18 on third down. Boston College stuffed the Blue Devils run game with only 4 yards on 24 carries. The Eagles opposing signal callers completed 37 of 54 passes for 307 yards and no touchdown passes on their defense.

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