Maine at Boston College College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
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The Maine Black Bears travel to Silvio Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Friday, November 10, 2017.
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Maine comes into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 7-24. They had a point differential of -10.3 as they averaged 64.7 points per game while giving up 75.0 per contest. Boston College had an overall record of 9-22 last season. They averaged 72.5 points per game and surrendered 78.4, good for a point differential of -5.9.
Valuable Maine Black Bears Betting Trends
The Maine Black Bears were 1-2 against the spread last season
The Maine Black Bears were 2-0 against the over/under last year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles were 13-13 against the spread last season
The Boston College Eagles were 16-9 against the over/under last year
Key Maine Black Bears Injuries
12/03/16 G Aaron Calixte Foot out indefinitely
12/03/16 G Garet Beal Foot out indefinitely
12/03/16 G Troy Reid-Knight Ankle out for season
02/28/17 F Marko Pirovic Jaw out for season
02/24/17 G Wesley Myers Suspension out indefinitely
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
11/06/17 F Mike Sagay Transferred has left team
Wesley Myers averaged 16.9 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 4.5 rebounds per game and dished out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 42% while his free throw percentage finished at 78%. Andrew Fleming averaged 10.7 points per game in 29 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.1 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 46% for the year while his free throw percentage was 64%.
Jerome Robinson averaged 18.7 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 3.9 rebounds per game and had 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage was at 72%. Ky Bowman averaged 14.3 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage was 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Maine averaged 64.7 points per contest last season, which ranked them 332nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin was -10.3 and their shooting percentage was 40% as a team, which had them ranked 334th. Behind the arc they shot 32% which was good for 312th in the country. They averaged 35.1 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game, which ranked them 214th and 285th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 182nd with 13.1 per game. The Black Bears allowed 75.0 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 248th in Division 1. They also allowed a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 288th and 255th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 37.2 rebounds a game which ranked 275th and they gave up 14.0 assists per contest, which put them in 251st place in college basketball. They forced 11.5 turnovers per game which ranked them 46th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College was 194th in the country with 72.5 points per game last year. They were 152nd in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -5.9. They shot 37% from 3-point range, which was good for 69th in college basketball. They were 220th in the nation in rebounding with 35.0 boards per game, and 89th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Eagles were 46th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Eagles surrendered 78.4 points per contest, which ranked them 306th in the country. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 319th and 205th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 324th with 15.7 assists allowed per contest and 144th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles were 109th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game last season.
The Black Bears were 308th in the country in defensive rating last season with 108.5, and their offensive rating of 93.5 was ranked 336th. They were 206th in college basketball in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% was 331st. As a unit they were 336th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 187th in D-1. Maine was 143rd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 52%, which was 279th in the country.
Boston College was 48th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%, which was 309th in the nation. The Eagles were 260th in the country in offensive rating with 100, and their defensive rating of 108.1 was ranked 301st. In terms of pace they were 51st in Division 1 with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% was 132nd. As a team they were 177th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 168th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Maine/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston College
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