It's been an up and down season for Boston College. They dominated their non-conference schedule to start the year. They were 4-0, and even had a win over an SEC opponent. They looked like they could be a force in a weak ACC this year.
Instead, the Eagles put together a maddening 4 game losing streak to open ACC play. Now they sit 4-4 needing to find a way to win just 2 games to become bowl eligible.
Can they get one of those against Virginia Tech tonight?
Oddsmakers don't like Boston College in this one. The Eagles are 2.5 point underdogs, and they're given +120 odds to win the game outright. That's an implied 45.5% chance to pull off the upset. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech is given -130 odds, or an implied 56.5% chance to win the game.
Boston College and Virginia Tech have played each other 29 times in their history. BC has won just 10 of those games. The recent history on the series is very up and down.
BC has won 2 of the last 3 games these teams have played. However, they've lost 4 of the last 6 games, and they've split the last 8 games 4 a piece.
The wins in series come in groups. It's rare for one team to win one year and just lose the next. It's usually two or three wins a row before a loss. So, since Virginia Tech just broke a BC steak in 2020, it would seem like it's the Hookies turn to win again tonight.
Boston College is looking to avoid missing out on a bowl game for the first time since 2015. They had qualified last year, but opted out due to COVID. They have the talent to get there. They won their first 4 games this season. They lost to Clemson by 6 points.
The last 3 games were terrible though. Losing to NC State, Louisville, and Syracuse by an average of 18.3 points. They need something to go their way so they can right the ship. A home win against Virginia Tech would be exactly what they need to get their season back on track.