Boston College at Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Boston College Eagles travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 15.5 point favorites.
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Boston College heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-3. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 77.8 points per contest while giving up 68.5 per game. Virginia has an overall mark of 11-1. They are averaging 72.1 points per contest and giving up 52.3, which is a point differential of 19.8.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 3-4 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-2 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-6 against the over/under this year
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/08/17 F Deontae Hawkins Knee is out for season
11/06/17 F Mike Sagay Transferred has left team
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ky Bowman averages 16.6 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 71%. Jerome Robinson averages 16.5 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Kyle Guy averages 16.1 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 1.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Devon Hall averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 4 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College averages 77.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 113th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 141st. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 126th in the country. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 19th and 192nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 187th with 13.4 per game. The Eagles allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 107th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 87th and 65th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 128th and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 156th place in college basketball. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 105th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 236th in the country with 72.1 points per game this year. They are 51st in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 19.8. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 48th in college basketball. They are 250th in the nation in rebounding with 34.3 boards per game, and 169th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Cavaliers are 349th in turnovers per game with 9.3. The Cavaliers surrender 52.3 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the country. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 40th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 8.8 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 30.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 188th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game this season.
The Eagles are 112th in the country in defensive rating with 97.3, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 82nd. They are 230th in college basketball in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 139th. As a unit they are 151st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 177th in D-1. Boston College is 202nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 102nd in the country.
Virginia is 339th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 8th in Division 1. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the nation in defensive rating with 83.4, and their offensive rating of 114.9 is ranked 33rd. They are 351st in D-1 in pace with 62.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 64th. As a unit they are 55th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 256th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia -15.5
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