Belmont vs Boston College Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 11/16/2019
Game: Belmont Bruins vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College -2
The Belmont Bruins head to Silvio O. Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The opening line for this game has Boston College as 2 point favorites.
Belmont heads into this matchup with a mark of 1-1. They currently have a point differential of 12.5 as they are averaging 83.5 points per contest while giving up 71.0 per game. Boston College has an overall mark of 3-0. They are averaging 70.0 points per contest and giving up 54.3, which is a point differential of 15.7.
Valuable Belmont Bruins Betting Trends
The Belmont Bruins are 1-1-0 against the spread this season
The Belmont Bruins are 1-0-1 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 3-0-0 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 2-1-0 against the over/under this year
Key Belmont Bruins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
11/14/19 F Jairus Hamilton Knee is questionable
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
Adam Kunkel comes into this game averaging 20.5 points per contest while playing 26.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 40%. Nick Muszynski averages 17.5 points per contest in 28.5 minutes per game. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 4.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 50%.
Derryck Thornton scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Jay Heath averages 12.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.3 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Belmont averages 83.5 points per contest, which is 64th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 73rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 110th in the nation. They average 35.0 boards per contest and 20.0 assists per game, which ranks them 240th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 317th with 10.5 per game. The Bruins allow 71.0 points per contest, which is 220th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 43% average from 3-point range, ranking them 257th and 338th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.0 rebounds a game which ranks 241st, and they allow 11.5 assists per game which puts them in 139th place in the country. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 153rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 230th in the nation with 70.0 points per contest this season. They are 216th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 15.7. They shoot 27% from beyond the arc, which is good for 292nd in the NCAA. They are 175th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.7 boards per contest and 161st in assists per game with 14.0. The Eagles are 81st in turnovers per contest with 16.0. The Eagles give up 54.3 points per game, which ranks them 20th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 35% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 41st and 39th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 7.3 dimes allowed per game and 247th with 38.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 338th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 22.3 per contest this year.
The Bruins are 52nd in the nation in offensive rating with 113.6. In terms of pace they are 129th in the country with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 44th. As a team they are 55th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 20th in Division 1. Belmont is 309th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 103rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 93.8, which is ranked 262nd. They are 98th in D-1 in pace with 74.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 242nd. As a unit they are 251st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 189th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Belmont/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Belmont +2
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