Part of Fight Hunger week ...
Here are some random gambling-related notes for BC vs. Nevada from research and our partners at OddsShark. Everything is as of Monday, Jan. 3.
Spread: Boston College +7.5
Moneyline: Boston College +250, Nevada -300
% Bet on BC: 27%
Date & Time: Sunday, January 9, 2011, 9 PM EDT
Weather: High of 54, low of 44, 20 percent chance of rain
Field Surface: Grass of AT&T Park
Officiating Crew: Big 12
Boston College: BC is 4-1 this year ATS on the road, and just 1-5 ATS at home. While the Fight Hunger Bowl is a neutral site game, expect a big Nevada advantage in the crowd. The Eagles have averaged just 18.9 points per game. BC is 8-2 in its last 10 bowl games, though they have lost two bowl games in a row. During BC's record 12 straight bowl games, this will be the seventh time the Eagles are a bowl underdog at kickoff. BC was a +7 dog against Colorado in 1999 and USC last year. The total has gone under in each of the Eagles' last five games.
Nevada: Like the Eagles, the Wolf Pack are riding a winning streak heading into the bowl game (6 straight). Nevada has been favored in 11 of their 13 games this season, going 5-6 ATS and 10-1 straight up. The Wolf Pack have lost their last four bowl games, and went into last bowl season as one of the most heavily favored bowl teams of 2009-2010. They lost the Hawaii Bowl to SMU 45-10. Despite averaging 42.6 points per game, the total has gone under in Nevada's last three games.