Boston College vs Pittsburgh predictions 1/22/2020 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh -10
The Boston College Eagles head to Petersen Events Center to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 10 point favorites.
Boston College comes into this game with an overall record of 9-9. They currently have a point differential of -3.7 as they are averaging 64.0 points per game while giving up 67.7 per contest. Pittsburgh has an overall mark of 12-6. They are averaging 66.3 points per contest and giving up 61.2, which is a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 7-11-0 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 7-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 10-8-0 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 7-10-1 against the over/under this year
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
01/20/20 G Jared Hamilton Ankle is questionable
01/20/20 G Julian Rishwain Leg is questionable
01/20/20 F Steffon Mitchell Illness is questionable
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
01/09/20 G Ithiel Horton Undisclosed is out for season
Derryck Thornton comes into this game averaging 12.8 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Jay Heath averages 11.8 points per contest in 31.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 52%.
Trey McGowens scores 13.3 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Xavier Johnson averages 12.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College averages 64.0 points per contest, which is 322nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 333rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 333rd in the nation. They average 33.6 boards per contest and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 284th and 242nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 131st with 13.9 per game. The Eagles allow 67.7 points per contest, which is 147th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 192nd and 230th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.3 rebounds a game which ranks 330th, and they allow 13.2 assists per game which puts them in 228th place in the country. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 315th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 301st in the nation with 66.3 points per contest this season. They are 298th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 312th in the NCAA. They are 191st in D-1 in rebounding with 35.6 boards per contest and 260th in assists per game with 12.2. The Panthers are 266th in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Panthers give up 61.2 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 75th and 184th in those defensive statistics. They rank 182nd with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 251st with 36.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Panthers are 309th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest this year.
The Eagles are 335th in the nation in offensive rating with 90.4. In terms of pace they are 125th in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 328th. As a team they are 336th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 137th in Division 1. Boston College is 117th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 235th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers are 201st in the country in offensive rating with 100.5. In terms of pace they are 335th in Division 1 with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 320th. As a team they are 294th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 275th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Boston College/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Boston College +10
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