LOUISVILLE over Boston College by 16
It might look like a no-brainer to back the Red Birds here after last week’s loss, but not so fast, my friend. Not with a 2-6 ATS record off a SU road favorite loss, and a 2-8 ATS log as conference home chalk of 14 or more points. Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson was sacked four times by NC State on Thursday night and threw a crushing pick-6 interception late in the game, while the Cardinals’ defense allowed 520 yards in Louisville’s second straight ACC loss. Safe to say that an ACC Atlantic Division title is not in the Cards this season (pun intended) with Clemson and the Wolfpack leaving Louisville in the dust. On the BC side, a dull mistake-prone offense has mitigated an aggressive defense, leaving HC Steve Addazio with a 2-4 record against a tough schedule this season. However, the Eagles held Clemson to just 7 points through three quarters behind future NFL draft pick DE Harold Landry and never gave up last week against Virginia Tech. Things don’t get any easier against the angry birds, but with a spread record as road underdogs over the last 3-plus years, we think that the hard-trying Eagles are deserving of the call, especially with Louisville’s banged-up defensive unit.