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CFB - Boston College at Virginia Tech

October 25, 2007

College Football Betting Preview - (2) Boston College Eagles at (8) Virginia Tech Hokies 7:30 PM ET

Virginia Tech is currently a 3-point home favorite with a game total of 43 at most sportsbooks online.

Matt Ryan, QB Boston CollegeThe #2 ranked Eagles (7-0) visit the #8 ranked Hokies (6-1) on Thursday night in a key ACC matchup that will most likely shake up the BCS standings.

After playing four straight non-conference games and coming off a bye-week, The Eagles are ready to get back to the task of winning their first ACC title. They're first in the league's Atlantic Division.

Boston College is averaging 34.6 point per game with 455.4 yards of total offense per game this season.

Senior quarterback and Heisman hopeful Matt Ryan has completed a solid 63.2 percent of his passes for 2,148 yards with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Veteran tailback Andre Callender is leading the Eagles ground attack. He has been great so far this season averaging 5.0 yards per carry and scoring eight of the team's twelve total rushing touchdowns.

The Eagles are giving up just 17.7 points per game on defense which is 18th in the country. They also lead the nation in rush defense giving up a mere 46.4 yards per game on the ground as well as 18 interceptions.

Virginia Tech has won five straight games since losing to LSU, their only loss of the season on September 8th, 48-7.

The Hokies are averaging 28.1 points per game with 298.7 yards of total offense. They have relied on great special teams and timely defense to produce alot of their points so far this season.

VT is giving up just 15.6 points and 302.1 yards per game this season, which makes their unit one of the best defenses in the country.

The Hokies lead Boston College in all-time meetings 9-4, but the Eagles won in last year's game by a score of 22-3.

Trends of Interest

Boston College is 4-2 against the spread this year. 5-0 straight up in their last 5 games. 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when playing Virginia Tech. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston College's last 6 games on the road. 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Virginia Tech

Virginia tech is 2-4 against the spread. 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home and overall. 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing BC. 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against BC.

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-Tommy of Sportscapper Island

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