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Boston College vs Cincinnati 1/2/20 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Boston College Eagles Odds & Info

Game Cincinnati Bearcats vs Boston College Eagles
Date & Time Thursday January 2, 2020, 3:00 PM (EST)
Location
Legion Field Birmingham, AL
Latest odds
CIN -7 Total 55
TV Channel
ESPN

The Boston College Eagles play the No. 21 ranked Cincinnati Bearcats in the Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday January 2. The Eagles finished their regular season 6-6 following a 26-19 win over Pittsburgh to qualify them for a bowl game. AJ Dillon rushed for 178 yards in the win with 47 yards coming during the final drive for BC that took over five minutes off the clock and kept Pittsburgh’s offense on the sideline.

Dennis Grosel leads the Eagles in passing with 896 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. AJ Dillon is the leading rusher with 1,685 yards and 14 touchdowns. Hunter Long leads the Eagles in receiving with 464 yards and two touchdowns. Max Richardson leads Boston College in tackles with 108.

Cincinnati ended it regular season 10-3 with two consecutive losses to Memphis – one to end the regular season schedule and one in the American Athletic Conference championship game. In the title game loss, Desmond Ridder threw for 233 yards and one interception, while rushing for 113 yards and one touchdown. Two turnovers committed by the Bearcats proved costly.

Desmond Ridder has thrown for 2,069 yards, 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions for Cincinnati. The leading rusher is Michael Warren II with 1,160 yards and 14 touchdowns. Alec Pierce leads all receivers for the Bearcats with 621 yards and two touchdowns. Darrick Forrest leads Cincinnati in tackles with 104.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Boston College is 3-1-1 ATS in its last 5 on a neutral field
  • The OVER has cashed in each of the Eagles last 4 Bowl games
  • Cincinnati is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 versus an ACC opponent
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Bearcats last 5 when the favorite

Free NCAAF Pick:

Cincinnati Bearcats -7

Cincinnati lost a tough American Athletic Conference title game to Memphis and will look to salvage an excellent season with a victory over Boston College. The Bearcats have a strong dual threat quarterback in Desmond Ridder and a defense that can contain Eagles running back AJ Dillon. Cincinnati has covered the number in 6 of the last 8 played on fieldturf. Final Score Prediction, Cincinnati Bearcats win and cover ATS 34-23.

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