SMU vs. Boston College Fenway Bowl Prop Bets

Written by:
Ean Lamb
Published on:
Dec/27/2023

The SMU vs. Boston College Fenway Bowl game featured a line of Mustangs -10.5.  This line has not shifted much, hovering between the 10 and 11, though it briefly hit the 9.5.  We actually get a number of 14.13, indicating a pretty hefty underlay.  This includes home field advantage tacked onto the Eagles number as they are so close to the stadium. That's great for SMU but we do need to make sure all the pieces are still intact as so many of these bowl games feature teams that are mere shells of themselves due to star players entering the transfer portal.  Be mindful, this game kicks off at 11 am ET.

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This should be one of the better bowl games as the Mustangs get a head start on their ACC membership and a new league rivalry set to begin next season.  SMU and BC are scheduled to meet four times in the next six year.

“It’s a neat way to kind of start to welcome you guys into the ACC,” BC coach Jeff Hafley said Wednesday at the Fenway Bowl media day. “It’s not only a future conference opponent. It’s one of the top teams in the entire country who won their conference and would have had a very successful season in the ACC if they were already in the ACC.”

Mark Ruelle of Winners and Whiners writes that the unusually mild weather in Boston should be advantageous to SMU.  It won't be our beautiful high 70's like here in Miami Beach, but mid to upper 40's works.

"The Mustangs have also had a month to prepare QB Jennings for this game after he was thrown to the wolves in the upset win over Tulane in the AAC Title game. Jennings has a ton of weapons to utilize in this game and should have plenty of time to do so against a Boston College defense that has had trouble generating pressure on the quarterback."

Kevin Jennings passing yards total was set at 203.5.

Jennings filled in after starter Preston Stone broke his leg in the regular-season finale and finished off a 59-14 victory over Navy. In his only career start, Jennings was 19 for 33 for 203 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 26-14 victory over Tulane.

SMU has won nine straight games, including a 26-14 victory over then 17th-ranked Tulane in the AAC title game to reach this bowl game.

Boston College converted 28 fourth downs this season — the most in the country.   But they finished the year 6-6 Straight Up and 4-8 Against The Spread.

After starting the season fourth on the depth chart, Kye Robichaux has emerged as the Eagles’ top running back.  Robichaux has carried 150 times for 691 yards, with seven touchdowns; he has another 90 receiving yards. He had back-to-back games of more than 100 rushing yards and two touchdowns against Georgia Tech and Connecticut.

Robichaux rushing yards were being offered at 51+ (-170), 61+ (-114), 71+ (+117), 81+ (+154), 91+ (+204) and 101+ (+271). 

Team Prop Bets

3 Straight Scores by Either Team

yes

-244

no

+177

Time of First Score O/U 6 (mins elapsed)

Under(6)

-118

Over(6)

-113

Team to Score First

BC

+175

SMU

-239

Any Team to Score 40+ Points

yes

+357

no

-556

First score of Game is Touchdown

yes

-218

no

+150

Team to Score Last

BC

+122

SMU

-164

Defensive or special teams TD scored

yes

+225

no

-323

Will there be Overtime

yes

+900

no

-2500

Will there be a Scoreless Quarter

yes

+175

no

-239

Head to Head Prop Bets

Most Receiving Yards: Jake Bailey (SMU) vs Joseph Griffin (BC)

-118

-127

Most Receiving Yards: Jake Bailey (SMU) vs Lewis Bond (BC)

+164

-257

Most Rushing Yards: Jaylan Knighton (SMU) vs Kye Robichaux (BC)

-154

+102

Most Receiving Yards: Joseph Griffin (BC) vs RJ Maryland (SMU)

+143

-223

Most Passing TDs: Kevin Jennings (SMU) vs Thomas Castellanos (BC)

-189

+129

Most Passing Yards: Kevin Jennings (SMU) vs Thomas Castellanos (BC)

-189

+125

Most Receiving Yards: Lewis Bond (BC) vs RJ Maryland (SMU)

-130

-115

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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