Boston College at North Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Dean E. Smith Center
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The Boston College Eagles travel to Dean E. Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 14 point favorites.
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Boston College comes into this game with an overall record of 11-5. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 76.0 points per game while giving up 68.4 per contest. North Carolina has an overall mark of 12-4. They are averaging 82.6 points per contest and giving up 71.6, which is a point differential of 11.0.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 6-4 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 4-6 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-6 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-7 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 North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/06/17 G Seventh Woods Foot is out indefinitely
Jerome Robinson averages 18.5 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is at 84%. Ky Bowman averages 15.7 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Joel Berry averages 17.9 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Luke Maye averages 17.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College averages 76.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 145th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 154th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 121st in the country. They average 40.0 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 35th and 216th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 204th with 13.0 per game. The Eagles allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 89th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 64th and 117th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 165th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 145th place in college basketball. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 103rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 40th in the country with 82.6 points per game this year. They are 134th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 11.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 55th in college basketball. They are 3rd in the nation in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 30th in assists per contest with 17.2. The Tar Heels are 165th in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Tar Heels surrender 71.6 points per contest, which ranks them 168th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 70th and 298th in those defensive statistics. They rank 268th with 14.7 assists allowed per contest and 50th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tar Heels are 95th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game this season.
The Eagles are 99th in the country in defensive rating with 97.5, and their offensive rating of 108.3 is ranked 109th. They are 233rd in college basketball in pace with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 153rd. As a unit they are 153rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 164th in D-1. Boston College is 209th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 93rd in the country.
North Carolina is 254th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 131st in the nation. The Tar Heels are 69th in the country in offensive rating with 111.1, and their defensive rating of 96.3 is ranked 80th. In terms of pace they are 44th in Division 1 with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 156th. As a team they are 154th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 303rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina -14
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