Boston College Eagles vs Miami Hurricanes Prediction, 3/5/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College (+2.5)
The Boston College Eagles (4-14) travel to Watsco Center on Friday where they'll take on the Miami Hurricanes (7-16). Boston College opens this contest as 2.5-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 143.5.
Boston College heads into this contest with a win-loss record of 4-14 this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.5 times per contest and as a squad they commit 16.3 fouls every game. As a team, Boston College is snagging 33.2 rebounds per game and has racked up 211 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 295th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Eagles are shooting 33.7% on shots from 3-point land (170 of 505) and 69.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 72.2 points per outing (159th in college hoops) while hitting 42.3% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Eagles are forcing 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.6 fouls. The Eagles defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 49.3% (534 of 1,084) and they relinquish 37.3 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 137th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 260 surrendered so far this year. They concede 34.8% on shots from distance while they are 332nd in Division 1 in PPG allowed (79.1).
The Boston College Eagles played the Florida State Seminoles and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 93-64 in their last game. Boston College finished having earned a 36.7% FG percentage (22 out of 60) and buried 12 out of their 31 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Eagles knocked down 8 of 17 shots for a percentage of 47.1%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 31 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 10 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and getting 9 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Boston College allowed their opponent to shoot 55.6% from the field on 35 of 63 shooting. Florida State earned 19 assists and had 9 steals in this game. In addition, Florida State pulled down 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 8 rejections. Florida State shot 76.9% from the free throw line by making 10 of 13 shots. They also knocked down 13 of their 27 attempts from three-point range.
Jay Heath is a player who played a role in this game. He scored 28 points on 9 out of 16 shooting. He played 37 mins and collected 1 rebound. Heath shot 56.3% from the field and totaled 1 assist. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Eagles was Makai Ashton-Langford. He pulled down 4 rebounds in his 24 minutes played on the night. He finished the game shooting 60.0% from the field in the matchup by shooting 6-of-10 (14 points). When the final whistle was blown, Ashton-Langford collected 1 assist.
Miami has a mark of 7-16 on the season. As an offense, the Hurricanes are connecting on 41.8% from the field, which is ranked 293rd in the nation. Miami has totaled 1,502 pts this season (65.3 per game) and they collect 35.3 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 11.0 times per game (314th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 12.9 times per game. The Hurricanes are responsible for committing 12.4 personal fouls every game and they connect on 69.1% from the charity stripe. The Hurricanes are ranked 207th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 71.0. The Miami defense allows 37.1% on shots from distance (210 of 566) and their opponents are making 71.3% of their free throw attempts. They concede 15.2 assists and 35.0 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks 305th and 179th in D-1. They are forcing 12.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (234th in the nation).
The last time they took the court, the Miami Hurricanes took a defeat with a final score of 62-51 against the Virginia Cavaliers. The Hurricanes recorded 25 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards totaling 28 for this contest. They also coughed up the ball 11 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. The Cavaliers were called for 8 fouls in this contest which got the Hurricanes to the free throw line for a total of 8 tries. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throws for a percentage of 87.5%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Miami made 4 of their 15 tries (26.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Hurricanes finished shooting 20 out of 52 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.5%. The Hurricanes permitted the Cavaliers to make 23 out of their 57 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.4% for the contest. They shot 36.4% from distance by connecting on 8 out of 22 and ended up shooting 8 out of 9 from the charity stripe (88.9%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Miami allowed Virginia to get 33 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Kameron McGusty was important for the Hurricanes for this contest. He buried 6 of 11 for the game for a field goal rate of 54.5%, and tallied 5 rebounds. McGusty accumulated 14 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 1 assist for the matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for Miami was Elijah Olaniyi. He left the arena with no assists in 39 mins on the court, and he shot 5 out of 12 from the floor. Olaniyi wrapped this one up going 41.7% from the floor while also earning 12 points and 6 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Miami (-2.5)
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