Northwestern vs Boston College NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/3/2019
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College -2
The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Silvio O. Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston College as 2 point favorites.
Northwestern heads into this matchup with a mark of 3-3. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 66.0 points per contest while giving up 63.8 per game. Boston College has an overall record of 4-4. They are averaging 66.5 points per game and surrendering 66.4, good for a point differential of 0.1.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 2-3-0 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 3-1-1 against the over/under
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 3-5-0 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
11/30/19 G Jay Heath Illness is questionable
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
Pete Nance comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Pat Spencer averages 11.8 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Derryck Thornton averages 15.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Jay Heath averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 66.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 287th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 302nd. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 300th in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 191st and 234th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 257th with 12.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 93rd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 84th and 125th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 174th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 254th place in Division 1. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 41st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 280th in the country with 66.5 points per game this year. They are 287th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 0.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 216th in the nation. They are 226th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 182nd in assists per contest with 13.3. The Eagles are 62nd in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Eagles surrender 66.4 points per contest, which ranks them 140th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 99th and 231st in those defensive statistics. They rank 181st with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 328th with 40.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 313th in country in forcing turnovers with 17.5 per game.
The Wildcats are 241st in the nation in offensive rating with 98. In terms of pace they are 303rd in the country with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 301st. As a team they are 243rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 208th in Division 1. Northwestern is 206th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 50th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 90.2, which is ranked 315th. They are 67th in D-1 in pace with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 280th. As a unit they are 276th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 175th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston College -2
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