Boston College vs. Wake Forest odds, line: 2018 college football picks by advanced model on 11-2 run
Our advanced computer model simulated Thursday's Boston College vs. Wake Forest game 10,00 times
Concerns about the wrath of Hurricane Florence moved the start time for Boston College vs. Wake Forest up two hours. The two teams will now kick at 5:30 p.m. ET. The change in start time hasn't affected wagering, and the Boston College vs. Wake Forest odds have been on the move all week. After opening as four-point favorites, the Eagles are now favored by 6.5. The over-under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, has moved up all week. After opening at 52, the total now stands at 56.5. BC is -240 on the money line (risk $240 to win $100), while the Demon Deacons are +200 (risk $100 to win $200). Before you make any Boston College-Wake Forest picks, be sure to check out the projections from SportsLine's advanced computer.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every college football game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. During the past three years, this proprietary computer model has generated a jaw-dropping $4,210 profit for $100 bettors.
It finished Week 2 of the 2018 season with a bang, hitting 11 of its final 13 top-rated picks and cashing in huge with selections like Kentucky against the spread (+13.5) and on the money line (+410) against Florida and Arizona State against the spread (+4.5) and on the money line (+165) against Michigan State. Anybody following it finished way, way up.
Now the model has zeroed in on Thursday and locked in its Boston College at Wake Forest picks. We can tell you it's leaning over, but its much stronger selection is against the spread, saying one side hits well over 60 percent of the time.
The model knows the Eagles' offense is off to a red-hot start this year, dropping 117 combined points in he first two weeks against UMass (55-21) and Holy Cross (62-14).
That much offense usually correlates with a high-flying passing attack, but the Eagles are getting it done with a dominant ground game. They've rushed for 637 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground thus far, thanks largely to stud sophomore back A.J. Dillon, who has a 9.5 yards-per-carry average.
Boston College's defense has also been outstanding. The unit held Holy Cross to just 194 yards of total offense and forced two interceptions. BC had as many first downs as Holy Cross had pass attempts (22). Against UMass, BC forced three turnovers and limited the Minutemen to 66 yards rushing on 34 carries.
But BC's competition takes a step up as ACC play gets underway against a Wake Forest team that is also off to a 2-0 start.
The Demon Deacons got a scare in Week 1 at Tulane, but managed to escape with a 23-17 win. They then took care of business in a 51-20 win over Towson in Week 2, led by 242 yards through the air from quarterback Sam Hartman and 130 yards on the ground from Cade Carney.
Wake Forest won the 2017 meeting between these teams 34-10, but oddsmakers see a much bigger challenge this year for a defense with some question marks against one of the best young backs in the nation.
So which side of the Boston College-Wake Forest spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to be all over, all from the proven computer model on an 11-2 run on its top-rated picks that has returned over $4,000 for $100 bettors.
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