Saturday, February 6, 2016
KFC Yum! Center
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The Boston College Eagles travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 23 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
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The Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 7-15 and a road record of 0-6. They are 5-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-12. The Cardinals have an overall record of 18-4 and a home record of 14-1. They have an over/under record of 8-10 and they are 9-9 against the spread.
Eli Carter comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Eagles. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Jerome Robinson averages 11.6 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Boston College. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Damion Lee averages 17 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Trey Lewis averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Boston College averages 62.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 338th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -6.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 293rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 225th in the country. They average 31.8 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game which ranks them 321st and 212th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 202nd with 13.1 per game. The Eagles allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 111th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 207th and 276th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 249th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 251st place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 155th in the Division 1.
Louisville averages 79 points per game this year which ranks them 42nd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 18.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 18th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 78th in the nation. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 150th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 109th with 12.1 per game. The Cardinals allow 60.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 45th in college basketball.
The Eagles average 55.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 57 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -18 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -17 per contest. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 91.6 and they assist on 55.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Boston College turns the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 45.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 20.6%. The Eagles give up 73.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 81 ppg at home and they have averaged 69.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 25.4 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 116.3 and 46.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Louisville turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 42.1%. The Cardinals give up 55.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 5-11 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 5-12 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 9-9 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-10 against the over/under
Boston College Eagles Injuries
02/05/16 G Darryl Hicks Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Louisville
01/30/16 G Jerome Robinson Wrist expected to miss 3-6 weeks
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
12/20/15 C Mangok Mathiang Foot expected to miss 4-6 weeks
02/05/16 G Damion Lee Knee probable Saturday vs. Boston College
Josh's Pick: Take Boston College
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