Georgia Tech vs. Boston College odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 8 predictions from proven model

An ACC battle is on tap Saturday between the Boston College Eagles and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at 4 p.m. ET at Alumni Stadium. Boston College is 3-2 overall and 2-1 at home, while Georgia Tech is 2-3 overall and 1-1 on the road. The Eagles are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games following a straight-up loss. 

The Yellow Jackets, meanwhile, are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following an against-the-spread loss. The Eagles are favored by 3.5-points in the latest Boston College vs. Georgia Tech odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 54.5. Before you make any Georgia Tech vs. Boston College picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,100 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 25-13 on top-rated picks through seven weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning over $700 in profit already. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Georgia Tech vs. Boston College. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds from William Hill and trends for Boston College vs. Georgia Tech:

  • Georgia Tech vs. Boston College spread: Boston College -3.5
  • Georgia Tech vs. Boston College over-under: 54.5 points
  • Georgia Tech vs. Boston College money line: Boston College -160, Georgia Tech +140

What you need to know about Georgia Tech

When we last saw the Yellow Jackets, they were absorbing a 73-7 beatdown from No. 1 Clemson. Georgia Tech gave up 671 yards of offense to Clemson, including 404 passing yards and five first-half touchdown passes by quarterback Trevor Lawrence. Georgia Tech mustered only 204 yards in the destruction, with quarterback Jeff Sims passing for just 81 yards and a touchdown.

Georgia Tech has looked good at times this season, knocking off Louisville 46-27 and downing Florida State 16-13. Sims has passed for 1,025 yards and six touchdowns, and running back Jahmyr Gibbs has rushed for 299 yards and two touchdowns. Georgia Tech has also fared well against Boston College over the years, winning four of its last six meetings against the Eagles.

What you need to know about Boston College

The Eagles dropped a 40-14 decision to Virginia Tech last weekend. Quarterback Phil Jurkovec threw for 345 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions in the loss, a game in which Boston College turned the ball over five times.

Both of Boston College’s losses this season have come against ranked opponents, as Virginia Tech was ranked No. 23 and North Carolina was ranked 12th when edging the Eagles 26-22. Jurkovec has compiled 1,526 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions in 2020. Despite their most recent setback, the Eagles will be confident they can

Women’s March demonstrators take over Boston streets chanting ‘Vote Him Out’

Chanting “My Body My Choice,” and “Vote Him Out,” roughly 1,000 demonstrators took over the streets around Boston Common in a show of resistance to President Trump, one of more than 400 such events staged in all 50 states on Saturday.

The demonstrations were planned by the Women’s March organization that staged marches around the world the day after Trump’s inauguration to protest the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and to rally voter opposition to Trump’s reelection.

“We’re not going to allow the Trump administration to decide who has equal rights and who doesn’t,” Siobhan Reidy, the lead organizer of the event, told demonstrators gathered across the street from the State House before the march. “We are here today to tell the temporary occupant of the White House that his sham of a nomination process is not supported by the American people.”

Starr Felder was in the crowd at a women's rally on Boston Common.
Starr Felder was in the crowd at a women’s rally on Boston Common.Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Reidy pointed to liberal concerns that, with the addition of Barrett, a more conservative Supreme Court may overturn the rulings that legalized abortion and same-sex marriage, and may not uphold the Affordable Care Act instituted by President Obama.

“We are here to tell Amy Coney Barrett that Roe v. Wade, Obergefell v. Hodges and the ACA are settled law, and she will not take that away from us,” Reidy said.

“Tell them that we refuse to be handmaids,” she added.

Toiell Washington, of Black Boston, led the crowd in a call-and-response chant saying, “I will protect Black women. I will support women. I will believe Black women.”

And speaker Rosario Ubiera-Minaya used a cheeky reminder of the president’s preelection comments about women captured by Access Hollywood when she urged demonstrators from the Boston Common steps: “Let’s amplify our voices. Let’s grab him by the ballot.”

With polls indicating a gaping gender divide in the Nov. 3 election between Trump and Democratic nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden, women’s votes will be key to defeating Trump, Rachel O’Leary Carmona, Women’s March executive director, said in an interview. One recent poll found Biden’s lead over Trump to be 59 percent to 36 percent among women, the widest margin for a presidential candidate in exit polls since 1976.

“They’re about to learn what happens when you subvert the will of the people, when you come for women and when you come for democracy itself,” said O’Leary Carmona.

O’Leary Carmona called Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic “mind-blowingly incompetent.”

“By any kind of measure, we are sicker, we are poorer, we are unhappier than we were four years ago,” O’Leary Carmona said. “Oftentimes we talk about, are we thriving or are we surviving? I would say we’re not even surviving at this point.”

A person with their sign at a women's rally on Boston Common.
A person with their sign at a women’s rally on Boston Common.Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

State Representative Lindsay Sabadosa, who decided to run for office after organizing the women’s march in Northampton in 2017, told participants at the march that

Virginia Tech vs. Boston College odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 7 predictions from proven model

An ACC battle is on tap between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Boston College Eagles at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field. Virginia Tech is 2-1 overall and 1-0 at home, while BC is 3-1 overall and 1-0 on the road. The Eagles are also 3-1 against the spread and have covered in all three games they’ve been listed as underdogs in. Virginia Tech is just 1-2 against the spread. 

The Hokies are favored by 11.5 points in the latest Virginia Tech vs. Boston College odds from William Hill. The over-under for total points is set at 60.5. Before entering any Boston College vs. Virginia Tech picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $4,200 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It is a sizzling 23-6 on top-rated picks through six weeks of the 2020 college football season, returning almost $1,300 in profit already. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Virginia Tech vs. Boston College. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Boston College vs. Virginia Tech:

  • Virginia Tech vs. Boston College spread: Virginia Tech -11.5
  • Virginia Tech vs. Boston College over-under: 60 points
  • Virginia Tech vs. Boston College money line: Virginia Tech -420, Boston College 340

What you need to know about Virginia Tech

The Hokies came up short against the North Carolina Tar Heels last Saturday, falling 56-45. Virginia Tech’s loss came about despite a quality game from running back Khalil Herbert, who rushed for two TDs and 138 yards on 18 carries. Herbert scored on a 52-yard run in the third quarter. 

The Hokies will again try to lean on their rushing attack in this matchup. They are averaging a whopping 299.3 yards per game on the ground, which ranks third nationally. They’ve also scored at least 38 points in all three games thus far in 2020. Defense, however, is a concern since Virginia Tech is giving up 37 points per contest. 

What you need to know about Boston College

Meanwhile, it took overtime to finish the job, but Boston College ultimately got the result it was hoping for last Saturday in a 31-30 victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers. Receiver Zay Flowers had a stellar game for BC as he caught six passes for three TDs and 162 yards. One of the highlights of the game was Flowers’ 77-yard TD reception in the third quarter.

The Eagles have been airing it out more this season as they enter this contest ranked 16th nationally with 295.3 passing yards per game. Quarterback Phil Jurkovec has thrown for 1,181 yards, eight touchdowns and just two interceptions. The Eagles have been respectable defensively, giving up just 20.8