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Boston College Football Opens Season As A 1-Point Favorite Vs. Miami

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 25:  The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Boston College Eagles at Sun Life Stadium on November 25, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - NOVEMBER 25: The Miami Hurricanes take the field during a game against the Boston College Eagles at Sun Life Stadium on November 25, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Boston College football opens the season as a 1 point favorite at home against Miami. The early VI consensus pegged the Hurricanes as a 2.5 point favorite on the road, but the lines have bounced between BC-1 and Miami -1, depending on your Vegas casino of choice.

For last season's regular season finale against Miami, the Eagles opened as a 14.5 point road underdog. Boston College held on to win 24-17, sending the seniors out with a victory. The BC victory snapped a four game streak of the Hurricanes covering the spread against the Eagles. Miami is 8-2 in their last 10 against Boston College, but has lost the last two for the first back-to-back losses in the all-time series. Against the spread, Miami is 6-4 in the last 10.

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

2011: Boston College 24, Miami 17 (BC +14.5)
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)

Other opening week lines of note: N.C. State is a 3.5-4 point dog against Tennessee in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Classic in Atlanta. In the other Kickoff Classic game, Clemson is a 3 point favorite over Auburn. In the Coastal Division, Virginia Tech is a 7-7.5 point favorite over the visiting Yellow Jackets in week 1's only other ACC matchup. Duke is a 4 point favorite at home against Florida International.

Florida State, Wake Forest, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina all open up the season against I-AA fodder.