The Miami Hurricanes (6-5, 3-4 ACC) and the Boston College Golden Eagles (3-8, 2-5 ACC) used to play some meaningful games mot long ago, but on Friday at 3:30pm ET on ABC, they will battle it out in a college football predictions finale that means nothing for either program. The Golden Eagles had a miserable start to the 2011 season, but they have taken some significant strides in the right direction over the course of the last several weeks. Boston College started the season with a 1-6 record, but has come on strong lately, going 2-2 in their last four. The two wins came against Maryland on the road and against NC State at home, while one of those two losses came last week in a 16-14 battle against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in South Bend where they covered as 24 point underdogs. The Hurricanes, who have declined whatever Bowl invitation was coming to them, could come out a little flat in this game, but there will be no room for disappointment if they intend to cover as14 point favorites at Sun Life Stadium.
Boston College’s offense has been horrendous this season, averaging just 295.8 total yards and 17.6 points per game. If it weren’t for their defense, which is led by All-American LB Luke Kuechly, a college football predictions week 13 upset would be completely out of the question. But it is very much a possibility because the Golden Eagles have held three of their last four opponents under 17 points, and holding down Lamar Miller and Jacory Harris is the only chance that Boston College has to beat the Hurricanes and come through for those that decide to bet college football money lines on the big upset. Bodog Sportsbook is currently not offering NCAA football money lines for this game, but that could change come game time.
Miami was able to beat the South Florida Bulls in a messy 6-3 win last week and one would think that they would love to finish the season on a strong note and put on a show for the fans that have endured so much agony this season due to NCAA scandals and off-the-field issues. It is just as likely that they will just pack it up mentally since there is no bowl game to prepare for. But if there is one thing that Miami will never lose and that is its pride. The Hurricanes are the logical free college football predictions selection for this game because they are 4-0 against the spread in their last four home meetings against the Golden Eagles, as well as in the previous four matchups overall. There is a psychological edge there and Miami will exploit that by being aggressive from the start and putting this team away early. The Canes will cover the 14-point margin, but the Golden Eagles will put up a fight in the process.
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Boston College Golden Eagles +14 (-115) vs Miami Hurricanes -14 (-105)