California vs Boston College NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 12/21/2019
Game: California Golden Bears vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: Chase Center in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College -2.5
The California Golden Bears travel to Chase Center to play the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Boston College as 2.5 point favorites.
California heads into this matchup with a mark of 6-5. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 66.6 points per contest while giving up 70.2 per game. Boston College has an overall record of 7-5. They are averaging 67.9 points per game and surrendering 65.9, good for a point differential of 2.0.
Valuable California Golden Bears Betting Trends
The California Golden Bears are 4-7-0 against the spread
The California Golden Bears are 6-4-1 against the over/under
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 5-7-0 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 5-7-0 against the over/under
Key California Golden Bears Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/16/19 G Chris Herren Jr. Illness is questionable
12/07/19 F Nik Popovic Back is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
Matt Bradley comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. Kareem South averages 11.4 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Derryck Thornton averages 14.2 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Jay Heath averages 13.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
California averages 66.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 287th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 84th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 10th in the nation. They average 32.1 rebounds per game and 9.8 assists per game, which ranks them 317th and 336th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 200th with 13.4 per game. The Golden Bears allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 211th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 137th and 319th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 130th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 117th place in Division 1. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 269th in the country with 67.9 points per game this year. They are 284th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 2.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 226th in the nation. They are 223rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 148th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Eagles are 98th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Eagles surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 118th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 118th and 191st in those defensive statistics. They rank 174th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 325th with 39.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 323rd in country in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game.
The Golden Bears have an offensive rating of 99.5, which is ranked 223rd. They are 316th in college basketball in pace with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 133rd. As a unit they are 93rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shot attempts, ranking 342nd in D-1. California is 93rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 105th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 93.8, which is ranked 297th. They are 92nd in D-1 in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 271st. As a unit they are 280th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 129th in the country.
Who will win tonight's California/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston College -2.5
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