The 2014 Pinstripe Bowl Saturday, December 27th from Yankee Stadium should be a war between hard-hitting squads Boston College and Penn State. Boston College vs Penn State Odds spread has the Eagles -2.5 with 60% Pinstripe Bowl Picks on B.C. Boston College (7-5 SU 8-4 ATS) snapped a two game skid with a 28-7 win at home over Syracuse. Penn State (6-6 SU 5-6-1 ATS) lost their last two games with Mississippi State hammering the Nittany Lions 10-34 in their season finale. Which one of these ground and pound bullies will have their hands raised at the end of this battle? Our expert college football predictions panel gives away their Pin Stripe Bowl Picks. Boston College vs Penn State Odds Moneyline at BOVADA.LV
Pinstripe Bowl Picks Analysis: This game is going to be a defensive grind with neither of these punch-less offenses likely to score much. Penn State’s offense averages less than 20 points per game and ranks 123rd nationally in yards per play. Lions quarterback Christian Haceknberg (104.0 passer rating) has played poorly down the stretch. Boston College have their way with the Lions sophomore QB with a defense that allows 2.9 yards per carry and ranks 12th in yards and 19th in points. Boston College’s offense is no whirling dervish themselves with a unit that ranks 84th in points and 80th in yards. The Eagles can’t kick either with only 61.1% field goal attempts made. Penn State’s lead-pipe defense (7th points allowed 2nd yards) is led by a vicious crop of bangers that allow only 2.6 yards per carry. Boston College vs Penn State Odds Over/Under is at 40.0 points
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ESPN2 News Bottom Line: Players from both sides will be playing with pride at stake with many players common recruits from both schools. Boston College has the more sound offense with QB Tyler Murphy (125.3 passer rating) surrounded by a strong backfield but points will come few and far between against an angry Lions front. It’s going to be low scoring so UNDER 40.0 points is the play on a cold and blustery night at Yankee Stadium.
ESPN2 News 2014 Pinstripe Bowl Picks: Under 40.0 points