Boston College at Notre Dame College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Edmund P. Joyce Center
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The Boston College Eagles travel to Edmund P. Joyce Center to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Notre Dame as 5.5 point favorites.
Boston College heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-5. They currently have a point differential of 2.9 as they are averaging 75.0 points per contest while giving up 72.1 per game. Notre Dame has an overall record of 10-5. They are averaging 75.6 points per game and surrendering 68.3, good for a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 7-6-0 against the over/under
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-9-0 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 8-6-1 against the over/under
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
01/11/19 F Steffon Mitchell Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Notre Dame
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/17/18 G Rex Pflueger Knee is out for season
12/15/18 G Robby Carmody Shoulder is out for season
11/27/18 F Elijah Burns Transferred is out for season
Wynston Tabbs averages 14.2 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Ky Bowman comes into this contest averaging 20.0 points per game while playing 38.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
John Mooney averages 12.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 25.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.7 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Temple Gibbs averages 14.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles allow 72.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 202nd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 74th and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 253rd, and they give up 14.9 assists per contest which puts them in 286th place in the NCAA. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 52nd in the nation. Boston College averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 151st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 193rd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 317th in D-1. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 94th and 294th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 264th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Irish surrender 68.3 points per contest, which ranks them 105th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 86th and 186th in those defensive statistics. They rank 167th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest, and 293rd with 37.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Irish are 56th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game. Notre Dame is 140th in the country with 75.6 points per game this year. They are 286th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 155th in the nation. They are 57th in the country in rebounding with 39.0 boards per game and 122nd in assists per contest with 14.5. The Fighting Irish are 347th in turnovers per game with 9.5.
The Eagles are 152nd in the nation in offensive rating with 105.2. In terms of pace they are 199th in the country with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 211th. As a team they are 187th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 157th in Division 1. Boston College is 259th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Notre Dame is 351st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Irish have an offensive rating of 110.4, which is ranked 59th. They are 277th in D-1 in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 243rd. As a unit they are 225th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 58th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Notre Dame -5.5
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