Syracuse at Boston College College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/28/2018
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Silvio Conte Forum
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Silvio Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has Boston College as 1 point favorites.
Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 18-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 68.0 points per game while giving up 63.8 per contest. Boston College has an overall mark of 16-13. They are averaging 75.5 points per contest and giving up 73.2, which is a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 12-15 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 12-15 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 12-11 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 13-9 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
02/01/18 G Howard Washington Leg is out for season
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
Franklin Howard averages 15.3 points per game in 38.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Tyus Battle averages 19.8 points per game while playing 38.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Ky Bowman averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 38 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Jerome Robinson averages 20.9 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 56th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 73rd, and they give up 16.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 329th place in the country. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 164th in college basketball. Syracuse averages 68.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 302nd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 294th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 324th in D-1. They average 37.7 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game, which ranks them 76th and 321st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 230th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles surrender 73.2 points per contest, which ranks them 201st in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 182nd and 241st in those defensive statistics. They rank 210th with 13.7 assists allowed per contest, and 180th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 121st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game this season. Boston College is 134th in Division 1 with 75.5 points per game this year. They are 148th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 134th in the nation. They are 89th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game and 147th in assists per contest with 14.1. The Eagles are 201st in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Orange are 46th in the country in defensive rating with 97, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 216th. They are 343rd in college basketball in pace with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 316th. As a unit they are 290th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 288th in D-1. Syracuse is 173rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 18th in the country.
Boston College is 208th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 213th in the nation. The Eagles are 118th in the country in offensive rating with 107.6, and their defensive rating of 104.2 is ranked 220th. In terms of pace they are 199th in Division 1 with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 132nd. As a team they are 135th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 117th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston College -1
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