Syracuse at Boston College Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/30/2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 3 point favorites.
Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 14-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 71.1 points per game while giving up 63.6 per contest. Boston College has an overall mark of 11-7. They are averaging 74.3 points per contest and giving up 72.3, which is a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 11-9-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 10-8-0 against the over/under
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
01/29/19 G Wynston Tabbs Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Syracuse
Tyus Battle comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Elijah Hughes averages 14.8 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Ky Bowman averages 20.5 points per game while playing 38.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Nik Popovic averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 71.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 245th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 272nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 264th in the nation. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 135th and 226th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 276th with 12.2 per game. The Orange allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 43rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 259th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 272nd place in Division 1. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 155th in the country with 74.3 points per game this year. They are 196th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 287th in the nation. They are 98th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game, and 270th in assists per contest with 12.3. The Eagles are 275th in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Eagles surrender 72.3 points per contest, which ranks them 203rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 65th and 54th in those defensive statistics. They rank 268th with 14.4 assists allowed per contest and 297th with 37.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 54th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 104.3, which is ranked 169th. They are 285th in college basketball in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 252nd. As a unit they are 239th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 75th in D-1. Syracuse is 263rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 280th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 105, which is ranked 145th. They are 190th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 218th. As a unit they are 202nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 182nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston College +3
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