Tuesday, February 9, 2016
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The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 20 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
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The Tar Heels come into this game with an overall record of 19-4 and a road record of 3-4. They are 8-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-9. The Eagles have an overall record of 7-16 and a home record of 6-6. They have an over/under record of 5-13 and they are 5-12 against the spread.
Brice Johnson comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Tar Heels. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Marcus Paige averages 12.9 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for North Carolina. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Eli Carter averages 16.1 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year for the Eagles. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Jerome Robinson averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
North Carolina averages 84.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 314th in the country. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 10.8 per game. The Tar Heels allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 91st and 266th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 51st and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 76th place in the country. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 91st in the Division 1.
Boston College averages 61.6 points per game this year which ranks them 340th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 299th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 234th in the nation. They average 31.7 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest which ranks them 327th and 208th respectively. In the turnover department the Eagles rank 226th with 13.3 per game. The Eagles allow 69.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 119th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 218th and 274th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 254th and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 251st place in the nation. The Eagles force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 151st in college basketball.
The Tar Heels average 81.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.7 per contest. The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 117 and they assist on 58.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. North Carolina turns the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.3%. The Tar Heels give up 74.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Eagles score 67.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 52 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -24.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.3 points per game. The Eagles have a rating on offense of 90.7 and 56.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.5 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 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Boston College turns it over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 45.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 20.7%. The Eagles give up 65.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 76.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-13 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-9 against the over/under
Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 5-12 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 5-13 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Boston College Eagles Injuries
02/08/16 G Darryl Hicks Concussion "?" Tuesday vs. North Carolina
01/30/16 G Jerome Robinson Wrist expected to miss 3-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina
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