Wednesday, March 2, 2016
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The Boston College Eagles travel to PNC Arena to play the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has North Carolina State as 15.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 138.
The Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 7-22 and a road record of 0-9. They are 8-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-17. The Wolfpack have an overall record of 14-15 and a home record of 10-7. They have an over/under record of 15-11 and they are 13-12 against the spread.
Eli Carter comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Eagles. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Dennis Clifford averages 9.3 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Boston College. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Anthony Barber averages 23.2 points per game while playing 38.6 minutes per contest this year for the Wolfpack. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Abdul-Malik Abu averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Boston College averages 61.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 343rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -8.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 302nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 258th in the country. They average 31.3 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game which ranks them 332nd and 212th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 256th with 13.6 per game. The Eagles allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 128th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 254th and 302nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 234th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest which puts them in 268th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 143rd in the Division 1.
North Carolina State averages 74.8 points per game this year which ranks them 124th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 224th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 218th in the nation. They average 40 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 284th respectively. In the turnover department the Wolfpack rank 36th with 11 per game. The Wolfpack allow 73.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 202nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 151st and 297th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 150th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest which puts them in 216th place in the nation. The Wolfpack force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 332nd in college basketball.
The Eagles average 54.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 58.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -19.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -15.3 per contest. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 90.7 and they assist on 56.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Boston College turns the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 45.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 21.6%. The Eagles give up 73.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 73.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wolfpack score 78 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -6 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.5 points per game. The Wolfpack have a rating on offense of 108.7 and 44.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. North Carolina State turns it over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 36.7%. The Wolfpack give up 75.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 8-15 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 7-17 against the over/under
North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Trends
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 13-12 against the spread
The North Carolina State Wolfpack are 15-11 against the over/under
Boston College Eagles Injuries
01/30/16 G Jerome Robinson Wrist expected to miss 3-6 weeks
North Carolina State Wolfpack Injuries
01/05/16 G Terry Henderson Ankle out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston College
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