You have to go back a long, long way to find a game where the Eagles were more than a 20 point underdog. You have to go back 93 games, to be exact, to September 21, 2002. On that day, the Eagles went into their Big East opener at Miami as a 26 point underdog. They lost that game 38-6.
Here's a look at the biggest BC spreads going back to the 1985 season:
|11/17/1990||@ Miami||L 12-42||+35.0||W|
|11/8/1997||@ Syracuse||L 13-20||+27.0||W|
|9/28/1991||@ Penn State||L 21-28||+27.0||W|
|9/21/2002||@ Miami||L 6-38||+26.0||L|
|11/26/1999||@ Virginia Tech||L 13-38||+25.0||W|
|11/9/1996||Notre Dame||L 21-48||+23.0||L|
|9/21/1996||@ Michigan||L 14-20||+22.5||W|
|11/23/1996||@ Miami||L 26-43||+22.0||W|
|10/13/2001||@ Virginia Tech||L 20-34||+21.0||W|
Going back to 1985, BC is 9-2 ATS when a 20+ point underdog. They are also 0-11 straight up. The closest the Eagles have come to winning was in 1991, when BC lost to Miami 19-14.
The Eagles will look to snap an eight game losing streak ATS, a streak that goes back to last year's game against Central Michigan. BC is one of just three teams that is winless against the spread on the year. Wisconsin (0-5) and New Mexico State (0-5) are the others.
Also, gambling is bad.