Boston College at Louisville College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/21/2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
KFC Yum! Center
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The Boston College Eagles travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday, January 21, 2018. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 10 point favorites.
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Boston College heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-6. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 76.3 points per contest while giving up 70.4 per game. Louisville has an overall mark of 14-4. They are averaging 77.8 points per contest and giving up 67.9, which is a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 7-6 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 7-6 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-7 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 9-7 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 Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/22/17 G Brian Bowen II Suspension is out for season
Jerome Robinson averages 18.3 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 84%. Ky Bowman averages 16.3 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Deng Adel averages 15.7 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Quentin Snider averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 4.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College averages 76.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 131st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 138th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 96th in the country. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 58th and 164th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 247th with 12.5 per game. The Eagles allow 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 132nd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 67th and 80th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 241st and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 158th place in college basketball. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 79th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 93rd in the country with 77.8 points per game this year. They are 132nd in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 188th in college basketball. They are 42nd in the nation in rebounding with 39.4 boards per game, and 193rd in assists per contest with 13.6. The Cardinals are 251st in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Cardinals surrender 67.9 points per contest, which ranks them 78th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 10.2 assists allowed per contest and 297th with 37.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinals are 248th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Eagles are 142nd in the country in defensive rating with 100.3, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 93rd. They are 217th in college basketball in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 112th. As a unit they are 123rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 134th in D-1. Boston College is 244th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 80th in the country.
Louisville is 272nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 10th in Division 1. The Cardinals are 45th in the nation in defensive rating with 94.7, and their offensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 97th. They are 196th in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 160th. As a unit they are 141st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 234th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Louisville -10
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