Boston College at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/24/2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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The Boston College Eagles travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 7.5 point favorites.
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Boston College comes into this game with an overall record of 13-7. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 70.8 per contest. Syracuse has an overall record of 13-6. They are averaging 70.0 points per game and surrendering 63.6, good for a point differential of 6.4.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 8-6 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 7-6 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 7-10 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 7-10 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
01/21/18 G Jerome Robinson Hamstring injured last game, is probable Wednesday vs Syracuse
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
Ky Bowman averages 16.3 points per game in 36.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Jerome Robinson averages 18.3 points per game while playing 34.7 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 42% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Franklin Howard averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Tyus Battle averages 19.8 points per game while playing 38.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 140th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 64th and 87th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 257th, and they give up 13.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 151st place in the country. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 79th in college basketball. Boston College averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 131st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 152nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 112th in D-1. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 55th and 176th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 229th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange surrender 63.6 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 104th in those defensive statistics. They rank 310th with 15.6 assists allowed per contest, and 86th with 32.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 202nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season. Syracuse is 276th in Division 1 with 70.0 points per game this year. They are 289th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 316th in the nation. They are 30th in college basketball in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game and 326th in assists per contest with 11.3. The Orange are 183rd in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Eagles are 136th in the country in defensive rating with 100.1, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 115th. They are 192nd in college basketball in pace with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 135th. As a unit they are 143rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 126th in D-1. Boston College is 231st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 77th in the country.
Syracuse is 180th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 19th in the nation. The Orange are 177th in the country in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 94.8 is ranked 44th. In terms of pace they are 343rd in Division 1 with 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 314th. As a team they are 288th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 299th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -7.5
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