Boston College Opens As A 14.5 Point Underdog At Miami

For Boston College's regular season finale down in Miami, the Eagles have opened as a 14.5 point underdog against the Hurricanes. Honestly, I'm a little surprised the line is over 2 touchdowns given the results of last weekend. Boston College lost by two points out in South Bend while Miami is coming off a 6-3 victory at South Florida. I suppose you have to factor in the Hurricanes' motivation in this one considering this will be the final game for the senior class.

Have to appreciate the symmetry on the Vegas gambling line on this game compared to the last game the Eagles and Hurricanes squared off. Back in 2007, the Eagles hosted the Hurricanes having already wrapped up the program's first ACC Atlantic Division title. Boston College went into that game a 14.5 point favorite at home. BC won by 14, 28-14, in Matt Ryan's final home game as an Eagle. The two programs couldn't be in more different places just four years later.

Here are the lines from the last 10 Eagles-Hurricanes meetings.

2007: Boston College 28, Miami 14 (Miami +14.5)
2006: Miami 17, Boston College 14 (Miami +3)
2003: Miami 33, Boston College 14 (Miami -11.5)
2002: Miami 38, Boston College 6 (Miami -26)
2001: Miami 18, Boston College 7 (BC +19.5)
2000: Miami 52, Boston College 6 (Miami -14)
1999: Miami 31, Boston College 28 (BC +18)
1998: Miami 35, Boston College 17 (Miami -15.5)
1997: Miami 45, Boston College 44 (BC +6)
1996: Miami 43, Boston College 26 (BC +22)

Miami is 6-4 ATS in the last 10 against the Eagles, including covering in each of the last four meetings. Miami is 9-1 straight up, but lost the last meeting against BC in 2007, the Eagles first win since Doug Flutie's 1984 Hail Mary sunk the Canes down in Miami.

Other week 13 lines of note: Virginia Tech is just a 5.5 point favorite on the road in Charlottesville in a winner-take-all ACC Coastal Division showdown. N.C. State is a 13 point favorite as the Pack hosts the Terrapins in the season finale. Similarly, North Carolina is a 13 point favorite over Tobacco Road rival Duke. 

In the end-of-season ACC-SEC matchups, Georgia is a 5.5 point favorite at Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt is a 1 point favorite at Wake Forest, South Carolina is a 4 point favorite as they host Clemson and Florida State is just a 2.5 point favorite in the Swamp.

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