Saturday, January 30, 2016
Dean Smith Center
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Boston College Eagles travel to Dean Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 26.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 137.
Free $60 in Member College Basketball Picks. No Obligation Click Here
The Eagles come into this game with an overall record of 7-13 and a road record of 0-4. They are 4-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-11. The Tar Heels have an overall record of 18-2 and a home record of 11-0. They have an over/under record of 13-7 and they are 7-11 against the spread.
Eli Carter comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Eagles. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. 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%.
Brice Johnson averages 16.8 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per contest this year for the Tar Heels. He grabs 10.2 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Marcus Paige averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Boston College averages 63 points per contest this season which ranks them 332nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -5.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 281st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 216th in the country. They average 32.1 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game which ranks them 313th and 194th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 161st with 12.8 per game. The Eagles allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 98th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 190th and 255th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 240th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 226th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 151st in the Division 1.
North Carolina averages 85.7 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 313th in the nation. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Tar Heels rank 21st with 10.4 per game. The Tar Heels allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 143rd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 100th and 291st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 38th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 90th place in the nation. The Tar Heels force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 89th in college basketball.
The Eagles average 55.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 54.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -17.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -17 per contest. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 92.9 and they assist on 56.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.4 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 39% of their shots. Boston College turns the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 46.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 21.3%. The Eagles give up 73 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tar Heels score 87.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19.5 points per game. The Tar Heels have a rating on offense of 118.4 and 58% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. North Carolina turns it over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 39.4%. The Tar Heels give up 67.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 4-10 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 4-11 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 7-11 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 13-7 against the over/under
Boston College Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
01/23/16 F Joel James Achilles "?" Saturday vs. Boston College
Guy's Pick: Take Boston College
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks 100% profit guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks