Iowa Hawkeyes vs Boston College Eagles Pinstripe Bowl College Football Betting Odds and Free NCAA Picks


Iowa Hawkeyes
Iowa Hawkeyes
(7-5)
5:15 pm ET, Wednesday, December 27, 2017
New Yankee Stadium, New York
Boston College Eagles
Boston College Eagles
(7-5)
ESPN
 
Iowa Hawkeyes vs Boston College Eagles Pinstripe Bowl College Football Betting Odds and Free NCAA Picks
<p>While teams desire a balance between the run and passing games, the ground game will be emphasized when Boston College and Iowa get together in Wednesday's Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.</p> <p>The game is one of two bowl games played in the Northeast, where conditions are cold and often windy, forcing offenses to move via the ground game.</p> <p>Neither of these 7-5 teams are in the top 20 in rushing yards per game, but the last two teams to win the Pinstripe Bowl gained huge chunks of yards and five running backs have been named MVP or co-MVP in the first seven editions of this game at the new Yankee Stadium that opened in 2009.</p> <p>Last season, Northwestern running back Justin Jackson recorded three rushing touchdowns and accounted for 224 of the Wildcats' 248 rushing yards in a 35-28 win over Pittsburgh. Two years ago, Duke rushed for 373 yards in a 45-44 overtime win over Indiana.</p> <p>Boston College enters its second trip to Yankee Stadium looking to establish a ground game that averaged 224.2 yards, good for 26th nationally and third in the ACC behind Georgia Tech (310.4) and Louisville (249.9). Despite a rushing attack that gained the third-most yards in the conference, the Eagles were balanced in terms of scoring with 23 rushing touchdowns and 24 passing scores.</p> <p>Boston College is experienced with rushing the ball at Yankee Stadium. The Eagles gained 289 yards in the 2014 Pinstripe Bowl but blew a 21-7 lead in a 31-28 overtime loss to Penn State. Senior Jon Hillman gained 148 of those yards and finished with 622 this season.</p> <p>Leading the way this season for the Eagles was freshman AJ Dillon, who gained 1,432 yards and scored 13 rushing touchdowns. Dillon benefited from an offensive line that allowed 13 sacks and was penalized 11 times to set the school's freshman rushing record.</p> <p>The Eagles won five of their last six games starting with a 45-42 win at Louisville on Oct. 14. In the Louisville game, Dillon gained 272 yards, scored four touchdowns and finished the season by getting 1,099 yards in the last six games, including 200 against Connecticut at Fenway Park.</p> <p>Iowa owns the Big Ten's fifth-best scoring offense at 28.3 points per game but its 142.4 rushing yards ranked 11th in the conference. The Hawkeyes were eighth in the conference with 197.8 passing yards but their 26 passing TDs were third in the league behind Ohio State and Penn State.</p> <p>Still, expect Iowa to lean heavily on senior Akrum Wadley, who gained 1,021 yards and scored eight touchdowns.</p> <p>Wadley will get handoffs from quarterback Nate Stanley, who completed 56.7 percent of his passes for 2,162 yards with seven of his 25 touchdowns coming in the final quarter. Stanley threw five touchdowns in a 55-24 upset over Ohio State on Nov. 4 but struggled in losses at Wisconsin and Purdue.</p> <p>&nbsp;Searching for an Online Sportsbook to place your soccer Bet? 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Knee - 12/21/17</td> <td>Hooker missed the last two games with a knee injury but is expected to play in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Boston College.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Cole Banwart</td> <td>OL</td> <td>Ques Wed - Undisclosed - 12/21/17</td> <td>Banwart has an unspecified injury and his status is unclear for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Boston College.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Michael Ojemudia</td> <td>DB</td> <td>Ques Wed - Undisclosed - 12/21/17</td> <td>Ojemudia has an undisclosed injury and his status is unclear for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Boston College.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Nick Easley</td> <td>WR</td> <td>Ques Wed - Undisclosed - 12/21/17</td> <td>Easley is dealing with an unspecified injury and his status is unclear for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Boston College.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Alaric Jackson</td> <td>OL</td> <td>out for season - Suspension - 12/21/17</td> <td>Jackson has been suspended for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Boston College due to a violation of team rules.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Toks Akinribade</td> <td>RB</td> <td>out for season - Undisclosed - 12/20/17</td> <td>Akinribade is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to an unspecified ailment.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Miles Taylor</td> <td>DB</td> <td>Out Wed - Leg - 12/21/17</td> <td>Taylor will not be available for the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Boston College due to a leg surgery.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Brandon Snyder</td> <td>DB</td> <td>out for season - Knee - 11/7/17</td> <td>Snyder is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season due to a torn left ACL.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Boone Myers</td> <td>OL</td> <td>Out indefinitely - Leg - 10/29/17</td> <td>Myers has a leg injury and there is no timetable for recovery.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Ike Boettger</td> <td>OL</td> <td>out for season - Achilles - 9/13/17</td> <td>Boettger will miss the remainder of the season due to an injury to his Achilles tendon.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div></div> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Boston College</h3> <table title="Injuries" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"> <tbody> <tr> <th scope="col" width="15%">Player</th> <th scope="col" width="5%">&nbsp;</th> <th scope="col" width="25%">Status/Updated</th> <th scope="col" align="left" width="55%">Notes</th> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Kamrin Moore</td> <td>DB</td> <td>out for season - Shoulder - 11/19/17</td> <td>Moore suffered a season-ending shoulder injury.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Anthony Brown</td> <td>QB</td> <td>out for season - Knee - 11/13/17</td> <td>Brown is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season with a right knee injury.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Harold Landry</td> <td>DE</td> <td>Out Wed - Ankle - 12/26/17</td> <td>Landry sat out the last four games with an ankle injury and will not play in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Iowa.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Connor Strachan</td> <td>LB</td> <td>out for season - Knee - 9/28/17</td> <td>Strachan has a knee injury and is expected to sit out the remainder of the season.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Elijah Johnson</td> <td>OL</td> <td>out for season - Knee - 9/27/17</td> <td>Johnson tore his ACL and is not expected to play again in the 2017 season.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Max Richardson</td> <td>LB</td> <td>Out indefinitely - Knee - 9/28/17</td> <td>Richardson is dealing with a knee injury and it is unknown as to how long he will be sidelined.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Shane Leonard</td> <td>OL</td> <td>Out indefinitely - Knee - 10/14/17</td> <td>Leonard has been sidelined by a knee injury and there is currently no timetable for his return.</td> </tr> <tr valign="top"> <td>Jon Baker</td> <td>OL</td> <td>out for season - Knee - 9/9/17</td> <td>Baker will sit out the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div></div> </div> <div> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Recent Meetings</h3> <div></div> <table title="Recent Meetings" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"> <tbody> <tr> <th colspan="5" scope="col">&nbsp;</th> <th colspan="3" scope="col" align="center">Yard Margins</th> </tr> <tr> <th scope="col" width="17%">Date</th> <th scope="col" width="14%">Away</th> <th scope="col" width="14%">Home</th> <th scope="col" width="14%">H Line</th> <th scope="col" width="14%">ATS</th> <th scope="col" width="13%">Tot</th> <th scope="col" align="right" width="9%">Rus</th> <th scope="col" width="13%">Pas</th> </tr> </tbody> </table> <div></div> </div> <div> <h3 style="text-align: center;">Iowa Last 10</h3> <div></div> <table title="Iowa Last 10" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"> <tbody> <tr> <th colspan="5" scope="col">&nbsp;</th> <th colspan="3" scope="col" align="center">Yard Margins</th> </tr> <tr> <th scope="col" width="17%">Date</th> <th scope="col" width="14%">vs</th> <th scope="col" width="14%">Score</th> <th scope="col" width="14%">Line</th> <th scope="col" width="14%">ATS</th> <th scope="col" width="13%">Tot</th> <th scope="col" align="right" width="9%">Rus</th> <th scope="col" width="13%">Pas</th> </tr> <tr align="left"> <th scope="row">11/24/17</th> <td>@ NEB</td> <td>W 56-14</td> <td>-4.5/50</td> <td>W/O</td> <td align="right">238</td> <td align="right">246</td> <td align="right">-8</td> </tr> <tr align="left"> <th scope="row">11/18/17</th> <td>PUR</td> <td>L 15-24</td> <td>-6/42.5</td> <td>L/U</td> <td align="right">-36</td> <td align="right">17</td> <td align="right">-53</td> </tr> <tr align="left"> <th scope="row">11/11/17</th> <td>@ WIS</td> <td>L 14-38</td> <td>12.5/45</td> <td>L/O</td> <td align="right">-316</td> <td align="right">-222</td> <td align="right">-94</td> </tr> <tr align="left"> <th scope="row">11/4/17</th> <td>OSU</td> <td>W 55-24</td> <td>21/54</td> <td>W/O</td> <td align="right">116</td> <td align="right">80</td> <td align="right">36</td> </tr> <tr align="left"> <th scope="row">10/28/17</th> <td>MINN</td> <td>W 17-10</td> <td>-7/43.5</td> <td>P/U</td> <td align="right">34</td> <td align="right">-17</td> <td align="right">51</td> </tr> <tr align="left"> <th scope="row">10/21/17</th> <td>@ NW</td> <td>L 10-17</td> <td>3/46</td> <td>L/U</td> <td align="right">-27</td> <td align="right">-58</td> <td align="right">31</td> </tr> <tr align="left"> <th scope="row">10/7/17</th> <td>ILL</td> <td>W 45-16</td> <td>-16/42.5</td> <td>W/O</td> <td align="right">-5</td> <td align="right">-9</td> <td align="right">4</td> </tr> <tr align="left"> <th scope="row">9/30/17</th> <td>@ MSU</td> <td>L 10-17</td> <td>3.5/44</td> <td>L/U</t