How Has BC Fared Against the Spread Under Jeff Hafley?

How Has BC Fared Against the Spread Under Jeff Hafley?
Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Is this a make-or-break season for Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley?

Last season, Boston College finished with a record of 3-9, losing six of its last seven games. Its only triumph during that span was a 22-21 upset road victory over then No. 17 North Carolina State.

Hafley has posted a 15-20 record after three seasons in Chestnut Hill (6-5 in 2020; 6-6 in, 2021).

This will be the first college football season for Massachusetts sports betting.

Like New Jersey, you can bet on college sports in Massachusetts, but you are not allowed to bet on in-state teams.

There are many bettors across the country who can, however, so let’s look at how Hafley has fared against the spread (ATS) as compared to other coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

For methodology purposes, BetMassachusetts.com – your source for Massachusetts betting promos - utilized records from TeamRankings.com to determine which ACC football coaches have the best records ATS.  
 
For this list, only games from the coach’s current stint were included. Games played as interim head coach were not included. Teams with new coaches entering the 2023 season also were not included.

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ACC Coaches Against the Spread

Before the season, here is the lay of the land within the ACC. These are figures you won’t find on any Massachusetts sports betting apps.

TeamCoachATS RecordCover %t
DukeMike Elko9-469.2%
Clemson Dabo Swinney105-86-155%
SyracuseDino Babers45-39-153.6%
Wake ForestDave Clawson59-51-253.6%
PittPat Narduzzi53-48-253.9%
Florida StateMike Norvell17-1750%
NC StateDave Doeren59-65-247.6%
North CarolinaMack Brown23-27-246%
Boston CollegeJeff Hafley16-1945.7%
VirginiaTony Elliott4-640%
Virginia TechBrent Pry4-736.4%
MiamiMario Cristobal2-1016.7%

Jeff Hafley is in his fourth season at the helm and is currently ranked ninth out of 12 coaches in the conference with a 16-19 record against the spread (45.7%). He is just 0.3% behind North Carolina's Mack Brown (23-27-2, 46%).

After one year at Duke, head coach Mike Elko leads all ACC coaches with a 9-4 record (69.2%).

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BetMGM Sportsbook Future Odds

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As of Tuesday, Boston College is tied with Georgia Tech to win the ACC at +15000. Only Virginia (+20000) has longer odds. BC’s over-under on wins is 5.5 games.

Boston College opens its 2023 season at home vs. Northern Illinois Sept. 2 at noon.

Its first ACC matchup of the season is two weeks later, hosting Florida State Sept. 16 (ABC, noon). This is the annual Red Bandana Game, which honors BC alum Welles Crowther, who saved more than a dozen lives during the World Trade center attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Author

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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