Boston College at Clemson College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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The Boston College Eagles travel to Barclays Center to play the Clemson Tigers on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 6 point favorites.
Boston College comes into this game with an overall record of 17-14. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 76.2 points per game while giving up 73.6 per contest. Clemson has an overall record of 22-8. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 65.3, good for a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 14-11 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 15-9 against the over/under this year
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 15-12 against the spread this season
The Clemson Tigers are 13-14 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 Left Team is out for season
03/06/18 F Lucas Kraljevic Concussion is questionable Wednesday vs NC State
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
01/22/18 F Donte Grantham ACL is out for season
Ky Bowman averages 17.2 points per game in 38.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Jerome Robinson averages 20.8 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Gabe DeVoe averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Marcquise Reed averages 16.3 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles allow 73.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 207th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 173rd and 223rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 191st, and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 201st place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in college basketball. Boston College averages 76.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 106th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 155th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 110th in D-1. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 87th and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 181st with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 65.3 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 228th in those defensive statistics. They rank 31st with 11.1 assists allowed per contest, and 94th with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 98th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per game this season. Clemson is 193rd in Division 1 with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 133rd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 83rd in the nation. They are 168th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game and 195th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Tigers are 245th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Eagles are 212th in the country in defensive rating with 103.7, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 121st. They are 148th in college basketball in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 125th. As a unit they are 123rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 119th in D-1. Boston College is 188th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 205th in the country.
Clemson is 191st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 38th in the nation. The Tigers are 107th in the country in offensive rating with 108, and their defensive rating of 96.4 is ranked 30th. In terms of pace they are 285th in Division 1 with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 97th. As a team they are 86th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 96th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Clemson -6
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