Boston College Eagles vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Prediction, 12/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs NC State Wolfpack
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College (+10)
The NC State Wolfpack (5-1) play the Boston College Eagles (2-5) at PNC Arena on Wednesday. North Carolina State opens this contest as 10-point favorites. The O/U opens at 152.5.
Boston College heads into this one with a win-loss record of 2-5 so far this year. The Eagles are connecting on 31.8% on shots from distance (63 of 198) and 65.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 74.3 pts per contest (159th in the nation) while shooting 43.7% from the field. They cough up possession 14.9 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.1 fouls per contest. As a team, Boston College is pulling in 33.1 rebounds per contest and has racked up 88 assists so far this year, which is 191st in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Eagles have forced 15.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.1 fouls. They are 251st in college basketball in allowing assists with 108 relinquished on the year. The Eagles are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 50.0% (215 of 430) and they surrender 37.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They concede 34.9% on shots from downtown while they are 315th in the country in points per game allowed (82.1).
The Boston College Eagles faced off with the Maine Black Bears and notched a win by a score of 78-62 in their last contest. Boston College ended the game with a 44.4% field goal percentage (32 out of 72) and converted 9 of their 32 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Eagles made 5 of their 6 shots for a percentage of 83.3%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they collected 35 with 11 of them being offensive. They also distributed 15 assists for the game while having 15 steals and 6 blocks. When discussing defense, Boston College allowed 44.4% from the field on 32 of 72 shooting. Maine recorded 14 assists and had 3 steals for the game. In addition, the Black Bears pulled down 39 boards (11 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 6 rejections. Maine shot 72.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of their 11 shots. They also buried 8 of their 24 tries from beyond the arc.
Jay Heath is a player who came through for the game. He ended up scoring 16 points on 7 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 24 mins and snagged 3 boards. Heath finished 46.7% from the field and earned 3 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in the game for the Eagles was CJ Felder. He grabbed 5 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He went 50.0% from the floor for the matchup via 6-of-12 (14 points). Overall, Felder played for 27 min.
North Carolina State has a mark of 5-1 for the season. The Wolfpack commit 18.0 fouls per game and they connect on 64.8% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 14.8 times per game (110th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 11.7 times per contest. North Carolina State has totaled 488 pts for the campaign (81.3 per contest) and they pull down 34.0 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Wolfpack are shooting 48.8% from the floor, which ranks 70th in college basketball. The Wolfpack on defense are ranked 54th in D-1 in points given up per game with 62.8. They have given up 12.2 dimes and 37.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 138th and 237th in those categories on the defensive end. The North Carolina State defense allows 28.2% from downtown (24 of 85) and opponents are knocking down 65.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 21.3 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 42.4% from the floor (184th in college hoops).
The last time they took the hardwood, the NC State Wolfpack took home the win by a final score of 79-76 against the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Wolfpack were able to corral 22 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 33 for this game. They also turned away 6 shots while earning 8 steals for the matchup. The Tar Heels were called for 19 personal fouls for this contest which got the Wolfpack to the free throw line for a total of 20 shots. They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 55.0%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, North Carolina State made 8 of 17 tries (47.1%). When all was said and done, the Wolfpack walked away from this one shooting 30 for 64 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.9%. The Wolfpack allowed the Tar Heels to bury 31 out of 70 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.3% for the contest. They finished 16.7% from 3-point land by shooting 2 of 12 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 17 at the charity stripe (70.6%). With respect to how they rebounded, North Carolina State allowed North Carolina to snag 41 in all (16 on the offensive glass).
Devon Daniels ended up being a major contributor for the Wolfpack for the contest. He buried 8 of 13 in the matchup for a field goal percentage of 61.5%, which earned him 21 points. Daniels pulled down 5 rebounds in his 28 mins played and tallied 3 dimes for this game. An additional guy that was important for North Carolina State was Shakeel Moore. He was able to score 17 points in his 15 minutes on the hardwood via 6 of 11 shooting for the game. Moore walked away from this one going 54.5% from the floor and also collecting 2 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston College (+10)
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