Boston College vs North Carolina Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Boston College Eagles vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina -2
The Boston College Eagles travel to Dean Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 2 point favorites.
Boston College heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-11. They currently have a point differential of -3.9 as they are averaging 64.5 points per contest while giving up 68.3 per game. North Carolina has an overall record of 10-10. They are averaging 71.6 points per game and surrendering 70.8, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 9-12-0 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 7-13-0 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-11-1 against the over/under
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
12/07/19 F Nik Popovic Back is out indefinitely
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/16/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is out for season
12/15/19 G Cole Anthony Knee is out indefinitely
01/27/20 G Jeremiah Francis Knee is downgraded to OUT Monday vs NC State
01/27/20 G Brandon Robinson Ribs left last game, is questionable
01/03/20 G Anthony Harris Knee is out for season
Derryck Thornton comes into this contest averaging 12.6 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Jay Heath averages 12.4 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 55%.
Armando Bacot averages 10.7 points per game while playing 24.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.1 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Garrison Brooks averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College averages 64.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 322nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 323rd. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 321st in the nation. They average 33.1 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game, which ranks them 297th and 252nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 145th with 13.7 per game. The Eagles allow 68.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 156th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 205th and 271st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.9 rebounds a game which ranks 325th and they give up 13.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 235th place in Division 1. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 170th in the country with 71.6 points per game this year. They are 280th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 319th in the nation. They are 1st in the NCAA in rebounding with 43.6 boards per game, and 66th in assists per contest with 14.8. The Tar Heels are 199th in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Tar Heels surrender 70.8 points per contest, which ranks them 216th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 95th and 194th in those defensive statistics. They rank 246th with 13.5 assists allowed per contest and 126th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tar Heels are 20th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game.
The Eagles are 332nd in the nation in offensive rating with 91.9. In terms of pace they are 149th in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 322nd. As a team they are 333rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 122nd in Division 1. Boston College is 127th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina is 271st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Tar Heels have an offensive rating of 99.7, which is ranked 220th. They are 134th in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 321st. As a unit they are 326th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 319th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take North Carolina -2
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks