Boston College Opens As 21-Point Road Underdog Against Florida State

Following Boston College's 44-17 loss to N.C. State, you knew this week's spread versus Florida State was going to be high, but this high? The early line on this weekend's game? 

BC +21

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:

Date Opponent Score Line Result ATS
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
9/7/1991 Michigan L 13-35 +25.5 W
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
10/16/2010 Florida State --- +21.0 ---
11/23/1991 Miami L 14-19 +20.5 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.

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