Louisville vs Boston College Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/29/2020
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College +12
The Louisville Cardinals travel to Silvio O. Conte Forum to play the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Louisville as 12 point favorites.
Louisville heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.5 as they are averaging 74.8 points per contest while giving up 62.3 per game. Boston College has an overall mark of 10-10. They are averaging 64.3 points per contest and giving up 67.5, which is a point differential of -3.2.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 10-9-1 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 9-11-0 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 8-12-0 against the over/under
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Jordan Nwora comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Steven Enoch averages 10.9 points per game in 21.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Derryck Thornton averages 12.4 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Jay Heath averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 53%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville averages 74.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 95th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 61st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 15th in the nation. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 36th and 76th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 269th with 12.4 per game. The Cardinals allow 62.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 33rd in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 98th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 42nd place in Division 1. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 321st in the country with 64.3 points per game this year. They are 322nd in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -3.2. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 319th in the nation. They are 293rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.3 boards per game, and 235th in assists per contest with 12.6. The Eagles are 130th in turnovers per game with 13.9. The Eagles surrender 67.5 points per contest, which ranks them 132nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 193rd and 239th in those defensive statistics. They rank 228th with 13.3 assists allowed per contest and 317th with 38.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Eagles are 315th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game.
The Cardinals are 25th in the nation in offensive rating with 110. In terms of pace they are 291st in the country with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 56th. As a team they are 58th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 220th in Division 1. Louisville is 251st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 111th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 91.4, which is ranked 333rd. They are 143rd in D-1 in pace with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 320th. As a unit they are 332nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 124th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Louisville/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Boston College +12
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