Odds for the 2022 Boston College football season are live on most major US sportsbooks.
The Eagles are ready to return to the field with eyes on making some noise in the ACC. This is after a ho-hum 2021 season in which BC finished with a record of 6-6. However, head coach Jeff Hafley is entering his third season in Chestnut Hill, and there is hope that the Eagles will be able to take a step forward this year.
So are the Eagles fitting in as sports betting sites put together their odds for the 2022 season? Let’s take a closer look:
Boston College Eagles 2022 Sports Betting Odds
Heading into this season, oddsmakers view Boston College as a middle-of-the-road college football team. Right now their projected win total on most sportsbooks is listed at .
Even if they were to get above that win total by half a game, they wouldn’t have any shot of winning the ACC, let alone the ACC Atlantic Division, which Clemson has dominated in recent years.
However, what the 2021 season proved is that anything can happen in college football. BC finished last, but Clemson struggled, allowing Wake Forest to slide in and take the top spot. It was the first time a team other than Clemson represented the Atlantic Division in the ACC Championship game since Florida State in 2014.
Clemson is the odds-on favorite to win the ACC in 2022 (-125). However, don’t count the Eagles out. Sports betting sites give BC odds to win the ACC Atlantic Division.
Those may seem like long odds, but if you factor in the number of close games the Eagles played last year and the expected improvement of the team this year, you could see BC in contention for a spot in the ACC title game once November rolls around.
And for those that are truly living in the land of optimism, sportsbooks list Boston College’s odds to winning the National Championship at
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Can BC Make It To A Bowl Game?
If you look at the entire schedule for the Boston College Eagles, it shapes up pretty well. They have some winnable games against Maine, UConn and Duke. Most of their conference games will be viewed as toss-ups. So seven or eight wins in the regular season doesn’t appear to be beyond the realm of possibilities for this team.
As mentioned, Jeff Hafley is entering his third season as head coach, and he is bringing a lot of talent back for the 2022 season. Quarterback Phil Jurkovec has a fantastic arm and NFL-type potential. If he stays healthy, he could have a Kenny Pickett-like rise in his draft stock this season. There are some questions about the offensive line, but a strong group of skill position players could pick up the slack.
Meanwhile, an experienced defense should complement this offense very well. The big question will be if they can not only stay healthy, but be more consistent with their production. Marcus Valdez might be the most significant factor in that department. We saw flashes last season when he had five sacks and seven tackles for loss despite being plagued by injuries. The Eagles also boast a strong secondary led by one of the best nickel corners in the country, Josh DeBerry.
Boston College opens the 2022 season against Rutgers on Saturday in Chestnut Hill in a battle between two Power 5 programs. Oddsmakers have Boston College as 7.5-point favorites, with the over/under for total points at 49.5.
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (0-0) at Boston College Eagles (0-0)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 3
Time: Noon EST
Location: Alumni Stadium – Chestnut Hill, MA
TV Coverage: ACCN