Boston College Eagles vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction, 12/8/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College (+7.5)
Williams Arena is the venue where and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-0) will take on the Boston College Eagles (1-3) on Tuesday. Minnesota opens this game as 7.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 147.5.
Boston College will enter this matchup with a record of 1-3 this season. They turn it over 15.0 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.3 fouls every game. As a team, Boston College is snagging 31.5 rebounds per game and has racked up 42 dimes so far this season, which ranks 160th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Eagles are connecting on 34.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (34 of 100) and 63.0% from the free throw line. They average 74.8 points per outing (149th in D-1) while connecting on 46.3% from the field. When they are on defense, the Eagles are forcing 13.8 turnovers every game and they draw 23.0 personal fouls. The Eagles defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 51.4% (127 of 247) and they surrender 34.5 boards per contest as a unit. They are ranked 222nd in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 54 relinquished this year. They are giving up 31.9% on shots from distance and they are 267th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (81.8).
The Boston College Eagles played the Florida Gators and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 90-70 in their last game. Boston College finished the game with a 41.5% field goal percentage (22 of 53) and knocked down 8 of their 24 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Eagles made 18 of their 29 tries for a rate of 62.1%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected 26 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 11 dimes for the matchup while getting 10 steals and 2 blocked shots. In regard to defense, Boston College allowed the other team to shoot 41.5% from the field on 22 out of 53. Florida distributed 13 dimes and 8 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Gators snagged 30 rebounds (4 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Florida finished shooting 81.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 13 of their 16 attempts. They also converted 7 of 17 shots from beyond the arc.
CJ Felder is one player who played a role in this game. He totaled 11 points on 3 of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 23 mins played and snagged 2 rebounds. Felder finished the contest at 42.9% from the floor and earned 2 assists. An additional guy that saw the court a lot in this game for the Eagles was Wynston Tabbs. He pulled down 3 boards and also accounted for 2 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 55.6% from the floor for this game by hitting 5-of-9 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, Tabbs was on the court for 22 min.
Minnesota has a record of 4-0 on the campaign. Minnesota has accounted for 330 pts for the year (82.5 per game) and they snag 39.0 boards per contest. The Golden Gophers are committing 19.5 personal fouls per contest while shooting 73.1% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Golden Gophers are connecting on 44.6% from the field, which ranks them 196th in the nation. They are dishing out assists 17.3 times per contest (58th in the nation) and they are turning it over 11.8 times per contest. The Golden Gophers on the defensive end are ranked 133rd in Division 1 in PPG given up with 68.3. The Minnesota defense concedes 30.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (22 of 73) and their opponents are connecting on 77.4% of their foul shots. They have conceded 11.0 dimes and 37.5 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 83rd and 195th in those categories on the defensive end. They are able to force 18.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.1% from the field (83rd in D-1).
When they last played, the Minnesota Golden Gophers got the win with a final of 76-67 when they faced the North Dakota Fighting Hawks. The Golden Gophers were able to pull down 22 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 29 for this game. They also turned away 8 shots while earning 8 steals for the game. The Fighting Hawks earned 18 fouls for this game which took the Golden Gophers to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They were able to bury 15 of the free throws for a clip of 68.2%. When talking about 3-pointers, Minnesota buried 5 of their 16 tries (31.3%). Overall, the Golden Gophers went 28 out of 60 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.7%. The Golden Gophers allowed the Fighting Hawks to convert 25 of their 60 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 41.7% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 42.1% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 8 of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 9 out of 11 at the free throw line (81.8%). Concerning attacking the glass, Minnesota permitted North Dakota to grab 27 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Marcus Carr ended up being a major contributor for the Golden Gophers for the matchup. He converted 8 out of 17 for the contest for a rate of 47.1%, which had him sitting at 17 points. Carr pulled down 2 rebounds in his 35 mins and had 9 dimes in this game. Another guy that ended up coming through for Minnesota was Both Gach. He was able to score 21 points in 33 minutes on the hardwood by going 8 of 12 from the floor for the matchup. Gach ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor while contributing 3 assists and 9 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston College (+7.5)
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