Boston College vs Syracuse Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/15/2020
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse -1.5
The Boston College Eagles head to Carrier Dome to take on the Syracuse Orange on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 1.5 point favorites.
Boston College comes into this game with an overall record of 9-7. They currently have a point differential of -1.4 as they are averaging 65.0 points per game while giving up 66.4 per contest. Syracuse has an overall record of 9-7. They are averaging 73.0 points per game and surrendering 66.1, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 7-9-0 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 6-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 5-11-0 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 10-6-0 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
01/11/20 G Derryck Thornton Ankle is questionable
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/20/19 G Jalen Carey Thumb is out indefinitely
01/06/20 F Robert Braswell Leg is out for season
Jay Heath averages 12.1 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 50%. Derryck Thornton comes into this game averaging 13.3 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per night. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Buddy Boeheim averages 15.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Elijah Hughes scores 19.5 points per contest while playing 38.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Eagles allow 66.4 points per contest which is 113th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 154th and 167th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.0 rebounds a game which ranks 323rd, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 208th place in D-1. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 312th in Division 1. Boston College averages 65.0 points per contest, which is 312th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -1.4 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 322nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 305th in the nation. They average 34.3 boards per contest and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 254th and 248th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 89th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange give up 66.1 points per game, which ranks them 105th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 32nd and 71st in those defensive statistics. They rank 335th with 16.6 dimes allowed per game and 264th with 36.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Orange are 167th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest. Syracuse is 139th in the country with 73.0 points per contest this season. They are 183rd in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 49th in the country. They are 188th in the nation in rebounding with 35.8 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 16.5. The Orange are 294th in turnovers per contest with 12.0.
The Eagles are 331st in the nation in offensive rating with 91.2. In terms of pace they are 118th in the country with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 320th. As a team they are 324th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 168th in Division 1. Boston College is 91st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 270th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 57th in the country in offensive rating with 107.8. In terms of pace they are 301st in Division 1 with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 86th. As a team they are 78th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 18th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Boston College +1.5 and over 130 total points
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