Boston College vs. Maryland: Eagles Open As A 1-Point Road Underdog

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

So you're saying there's a chance?

Boston College, fresh off a big 38-21 victory over N.C. State, travels to College Park to take on Maryland in the final meeting as conference foes. While both BC and Maryland clinched bowl eligibility this past week, there's still plenty to play for as both programs will try to better solidify its position in the ACC's bowl pecking order. Boston College senior running back Andre Williams will also try to continue his assault every record book he can get his hands on.

Despite playing outside of the friendly confines of Alumni Stadium, the Wynn Las Vegas is throwing a little love BC's way, installing the Terrapins as just a 1-point home favorite this weekend. Basically, the early line on this game suggests that the Eagles would be ever-so-slightly favored on a neutral field.

Boston College has dominated this series as a member of the ACC. The Eagles have won six of eight over the their soon-to-be former Atlantic Division foes, including each of the last two meetings. (If the pattern holds though ...)

2012: Boston College 20, Maryland 17 (BC -2.5)
2011: Boston College 28, Maryland 17 (BC +6.5)
2010: Maryland 24, Boston College 21 (UMD +4)
2009: Boston College 19, Maryland 17 (UMD +4.5)
2008: Boston College 28, Maryland 21 (BC -6.5)
2007: Maryland 42, Boston College 35 (UMD +7)
2006: Boston College 38, Maryland 16 (BC -7.5)
2005: Boston College 31, Maryland 16 (BC -1)

BC is 5-3-0 ATS vs. the Terrapins in ACC play, having covered in each of the last two meetings. On the year, both BC and Maryland are 6-4-0 ATS. Maryland is 4-2 at home this year, including wins over FIU, Old Dominion, West Virginia (in Baltimore) and Virginia. BC is just 1-3 on the road with the lone win coming two weeks ago at New Mexico State.

Other week 13 lines of note:

-- Pittsburgh is a 1-point road favorite at Syracus. The winner becomes the ACC's ninth bowl eligible team.
-- N.C. State is a 7-point home dog vs. East Carolina. Yikes.
-- Florida State is a 56-point home favorite vs. Idaho. For those bad at math, that would be eight touchdowns.
-- Now in the driver's seat for the Coastal Division title, Duke is a 5-point road favorite at Wake Forest.
-- A resurgent USC squad is a 21.5-point road favorite at Colorado.
-- New Mexico State is a 20.5-point road dog at Florida Atlantic.
-- No lines on the Clemson or North Carolina games as both play FCS (The Citadel) or transitional FBS (Old Dominion) opponents, respectively.

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