The Arizona Wildcats are moderately heavy favorites on the Advocare V100 Bowl betting line this week as they play the listless Boston College Eagles, but gamblers should no better than to trust these guys. At just 5-7 ATS on the season, including a brutal 2-3 SU and 1-4 ATS run that ended the season, the Wildcats were a standard stay away play for much of the year. They always have some appeal as a home field bet, but since this game will take place in Louisiana they won’t be able to boast that kind of advantage.
We never discuss the Wildcats as a real Pac-12 threat. They’re mostly a fun underdog play every now and then. They posted a huge 42-16 romping against Oregon, and also beat the Utah Utes and UNLV Rebels, but the rest of their season was filled with losses and a few haphazard matchups.
Even still, the Wildcats managed to become one of the most productive rushing teams in the country with an average of 265.8 yards per game on the ground (11th), so they should be able to seize control of the Advocare V100 Bowl betting line and run Boston College out of the building. They have been a rough bet all year, but Arizona should be the play this Tuesday.
Of course, if you’ve fallen in love with Boston College as an outside fringe play I don’t blame you. The Eagles were the only team in the country to give top ranked FSU a real challenge, losing 34-48 at home. They also posted big wins over Army, Virginia Tech and NC State and went 7-5 ATS on the season. Unfortunately for them, they also went just 2-4 ATS when playing on the road. Essentially, both of these teams were disasters when traveling.
The Eagles boast a significant rushing for of their own in Andrew Williams, who racked up 2,102 yards and 17 touchdowns. The problem? Williams is listed as questionable with an undisclosed injury. He has a 50-50 shot of playing, and even with him on board Boston’s odds of winning this game were much less. Without him, the Advocare V100 Bowl betting line is a standard play on the favored Arizona Wildcats.