Boston College vs Notre Dame College Basketball Game Picks 12/7/2019
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Location: Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame -13
The Boston College Eagles head to Purcell Pavilion to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 13 point favorites.
Boston College heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-5. They currently have a point differential of -1.9 as they are averaging 66.2 points per contest while giving up 68.1 per game. Notre Dame has an overall mark of 6-2. They are averaging 72.4 points per contest and giving up 62.5, which is a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 3-6-0 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 4-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-5-0 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 2-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/05/19 G Robby Carmody Knee left last game, is doubtful
Derryck Thornton comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Jay Heath averages 12.5 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 54%.
John Mooney scores 14.7 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 48%. Temple Gibbs averages 10.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 30% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College averages 66.2 points per contest, which is 289th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 275th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 229th in the nation. They average 33.6 boards per contest and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 282nd and 180th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 66th with 15.2 per game. The Eagles allow 68.1 points per contest, which is 168th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 156th and 257th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 328th, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 212th place in the country. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 304th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame is 174th in the nation with 72.4 points per contest this season. They are 304th in the country in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 251st in the NCAA. They are 28th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.6 boards per contest and 34th in assists per game with 16.4. The Fighting Irish are 349th in turnovers per contest with 9.5. The Fighting Irish give up 62.5 points per game, which ranks them 63rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 37th and 84th in those defensive statistics. They rank 229th with 13.3 dimes allowed per game and 334th with 40.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Irish are 178th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Eagles are 313th in the nation in offensive rating with 90.7. In terms of pace they are 87th in the country with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 267th. As a team they are 279th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 157th in Division 1. Boston College is 56th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions.
Notre Dame is 348th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Irish are 180th in the country in offensive rating with 101.4. In terms of pace they are 190th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 282nd. As a team they are 289th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 72nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston College +13
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