Providence at Boston College College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/4/2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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The Providence Friars head to Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston College as 2 point favorites.
Providence comes into this game with an overall record of 6-2. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 71.1 points per game while giving up 66.5 per contest. Boston College has an overall record of 6-1. They are averaging 75.9 points per game and surrendering 67.0, good for a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Providence Friars Betting Trends
The Providence Friars are 3-5-0 against the spread this season
The Providence Friars are 4-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 4-3-0 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 3-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key Providence Friars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Alpha Diallo comes into this game averaging 17.0 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 69%. A.J. Reeves averages 13.8 points per contest in 26.3 minutes per game. He averages 0.4 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Ky Bowman scores 19.4 points per contest while playing 37.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Wynston Tabbs averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Providence averages 71.1 points per contest, which is 254th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 226th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 141st in the nation. They average 37.5 boards per contest and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 157th and 223rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 165th with 13.6 per game. The Friars allow 66.5 points per contest, which is 81st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 145th and 238th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 155th, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 155th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 132nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 158th in the nation with 75.9 points per contest this season. They are 145th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 294th in the NCAA. They are 65th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.7 boards per contest and 216th in assists per game with 13.3. The Eagles are 320th in turnovers per contest with 11.1. The Eagles give up 67.0 points per game, which ranks them 86th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 15th and 112th in those defensive statistics. They rank 194th with 13.1 dimes allowed per game and 190th with 35.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 63rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per contest this year.
The Friars are 187th in the nation in offensive rating with 104. In terms of pace they are 291st in the country with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 228th. As a team they are 231st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 295th in Division 1. Providence is 150th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 311th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 107.7, which is ranked 132nd. They are 200th in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 177th. As a unit they are 166th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 165th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Providence/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Providence +2
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