Columbia at Boston College College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/12/2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Silvio Conte Forum
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The Columbia Lions head to Silvio Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Boston College as 11.5 point favorites.
Columbia comes into this game with an overall record of 1-9. They currently have a point differential of -6.0 as they are averaging 73.7 points per game while giving up 79.7 per contest. Boston College has an overall record of 7-3. They are averaging 76.8 points per game and surrendering 68.7, good for a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Columbia Lions Betting Trends
The Columbia Lions are 2-2 against the spread this season
The Columbia Lions are 2-2 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 2-3 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Key Columbia Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Mike Smith averages 19 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Lukas Meisner averages 11.8 points per contest in 26.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Ky Bowman scores 17.2 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 5.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Jerome Robinson averages 16.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.7 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Columbia averages 73.7 points per contest this year, which is 210th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -6.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 237th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 80th in Division 1. They average 33.9 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 270th and 115th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 124th with 14.4 per game. The Lions allow 79.7 points per contest, which is 304th in the country. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 266th and 250th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.3 rebounds a game which ranks 314th, and they allow 14.4 assists per game which puts them in 250th place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 121st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 150th in the country with 76.8 points per contest this season. They are 156th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 189th in Division 1. They are 25th in the country in rebounding with 41.4 boards per contest and 206th in assists per game with 13.6. The Eagles are 184th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Eagles give up 68.7 points per game, which ranks them 103rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 93rd and 94th in those defensive statistics. They rank 121st with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 133rd with 33.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 83rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Lions are 299th in the country in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 101 is ranked 242nd. They are 141st in college basketball in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 153rd. As a unit they are 207th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 40th in D-1. Columbia is 125th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 279th in the country.
Boston College is 195th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 104th in the nation. The Eagles are 89th in the country in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 98.1 is ranked 141st. In terms of pace they are 233rd in Division 1 with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 170th. As a team they are 172nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 194th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Columbia/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Columbia +11.5
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