Line moving towards Miami football for game at Boston College

Oct 26, 2018; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 26, 2018; Chestnut Hill, MA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team opened as an 8.5-point favorite for its game at Boston College on Friday. As of late on Wednesday afternoon the line lists Miami as favored by 10.5. The move of two points in favor of Miami is a huge change in the point spread. There is no indication why the line has changed 23.5 percent in three days.

The Miami football team travels to Chesnut Hill 6-5 overall and 2-5 in the ACC. Boston College is 6-5 overall and 3-4 in the ACC. After starting the season 6-2, Miami has lost three straight games. After starting the season 1-3, Boston College won five straight games to become bowl-eligible and had lost its last two games.

Miami leads the all-time series with Boston College 24-6. The Eagles have won three of the last four. Friday is the third consecutive game for Miami at Boston College in the series. Miami lost 27-14 at Boston College in 2018 and won 41-32 in 2012. Miami won 15 straight games in the series from 1985-2006.

Defensive tackle Leonard Taylor and tight end Elijah Arroyo who missed the Miami game versus Louisville last week are expected to return at Boston College. Five Boston College players are listed as out for the season on the injury report. The most recent of those were updated on November 13.

Miami is the -365 moneyline favorite at Boston College. Boston College is plus 285 on the money line. The total is 48.5 points. Miami is 5-6 versus the spread this season and Boston College is 4-7. The Hurricanes are 2-2 versus the point spread on the road and Boston College is 3-2 at home.

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Miami was a 1.5-point favorite in their 38-31 loss to Louisville last week. Boston College has not covered the spread during its two-game losing streak. Less than 48 hours until kickoff its best to wait as close to game time as possible to place a bet on what is emerging as a very volatile line.