Notre Dame at Boston College College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Silvio Conte Forum
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head to Silvio Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Boston College as 1 point favorites.
Notre Dame comes into this game with an overall record of 15-11. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 76.1 points per game while giving up 68.7 per contest. Boston College has an overall record of 16-10. They are averaging 76.1 points per game and surrendering 72.2, good for a point differential of 3.9.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 9-13 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 11-11 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 11-9 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 11-8 against the over/under this year
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
02/16/18 G D.J. Harvey Knee is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Boston College
01/09/18 F Bonzie Colson Foot is out indefinitely
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
Temple Gibbs averages 16 points per contest while playing 37.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Matt Farrell averages 16.1 points per contest in 35 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.4 assists per game and 2.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jerome Robinson scores 20.8 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Ky Bowman averages 16.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 37.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.1 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 76.1 points per contest this year, which is 112th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 176th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 74th in Division 1. They average 36.2 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 136th and 132nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 344th with 10.2 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 68.7 points per contest, which is 81st in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 113th and 261st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 173rd, and they allow 14.1 assists per game which puts them in 241st place in college basketball. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 69th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 111th in the country with 76.1 points per contest this season. They are 146th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 3.9. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 83rd in Division 1. They are 78th in the country in rebounding with 37.7 boards per contest and 143rd in assists per game with 14.2. The Eagles are 194th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Eagles give up 72.2 points per game, which ranks them 175th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 115th and 187th in those defensive statistics. They rank 179th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 193rd with 35.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 97th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest this year.
The Fighting Irish are 156th in the country in defensive rating with 101.4, and their offensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 36th. They are 315th in college basketball in pace with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 145th. As a unit they are 121st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 129th in D-1. Notre Dame is 346th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 124th in the country.
Boston College is 196th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 155th in the nation. The Eagles are 106th in the country in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 197th. In terms of pace they are 203rd in Division 1 with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 118th. As a team they are 111th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 99th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Notre Dame +1
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