Boston College Eagles vs Saint Louis Billikens Prediction, 12/11/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Saint Louis Billikens
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO
TV: NBC Sports
Chaifetz Arena is where the Saint Louis Billikens (7-3) will attempt to defeat the Boston College Eagles (6-3) on Saturday.
The Boston College Eagles played Notre Dame and took home the win by a score of 73-57 in their last contest. Boston College ended the contest having earned a 49.1% field goal percentage (27 of 55) and buried 6 out of their 13 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Eagles knocked down 13 of their 17 shots for a percentage of 76.5%. In reference to hauling in rebounds, they compiled a total of 37 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 assists in this contest while forcing 11 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When discussing defending, Boston College allowed their opponent to shoot 38.2% from the field on 21 of 55 shooting. Notre Dame earned 13 assists and had 5 steals in this matchup. On top of that, Notre Dame totaled 23 rebounds (4 offensive, 19 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Notre Dame finished the contest at 100.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 7 of 7 shots. They knocked down 8 of 28 tries from long range. In relation to personal fouls, the Eagles ended up finishing with 7 and Notre Dame accounted for 11 personal fouls.
James Karnik is a guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He finished the contest at 72.7% from the floor but had no dimes when the game ended. He was on the court for 21 mins played and also pulled down 13 rebounds. He scored 17 points on 8 of 11 shooting.
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Boston College will enter this contest with a mark of 6-3 so far this year. They average 68.3 pts per contest (255th in D-1) while going 44.9% from the field. The Eagles are shooting 38.1% on three-point shots (51 of 134) and 69.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Boston College is snagging 36.7 boards per contest and has racked up 105 assists so far this year, which is 252nd in D-1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 11.8 times per game and as a unit are committing 15.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Eagles are able to force 12.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.9 fouls. They surrender 32.4% on 3-point shots and they are 38th in the country in PPG from their opponents (59.8). The Eagles defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 42.0% (195 of 464) and they surrender 29.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 150th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 105 conceded so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Saint Louis Billikens took a loss by a score of 64-59 against Belmont. The Billikens collected 26 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for the game. They turned the ball over 14 times, while earning 7 steals in this game. Belmont committed 12 fouls for the contest which took the Billikens to the charity stripe for 15 shots. They were able to make 9 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 60.0%. In reference to shots from downtown, Saint Louis buried 4 of their 14 tries (28.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Billikens walked away from this one shooting 23 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.7%. The Billikens allowed Belmont to convert 26 of their 59 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 44.1% for this game. They went 25.0% from 3-point land by hitting 6 of 24 and finished the game at 6 out of 9 at the charity stripe (66.7%). In reference to rebounds, Saint Louis permitted Belmont to collect 30 overall (7 offensive).
Gibson Jimerson ended up being important for the Billikens for this contest. He converted 8 of 17 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and had 2 rebounds. He scored 21 points in his 38 minutes on the court and had 1 assist in this game.
Saint Louis has a mark of 7-3 this season. The Billikens have committed 17.8 fouls every game and they connect on 75.5% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.6 times per game (107th in the country) and they turn it over 12.4 times per game. Saint Louis has accounted for 836 points this season (83.6 per game) and they grab 39.1 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Billikens are shooting 47.5% from the field, which ranks them 61st in college hoops.
The Billikens on the defensive side of the court are 162nd in the nation in PPG allowed with 67.4. They are forcing 16.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.4% from the field (190th in college hoops). The Saint Louis defense concedes 31.8% on 3-point shots (64 of 201) and their opponents are connecting on 66.7% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 11.0 dimes and 32.0 total boards per game, which has them ranked 98th and 81st in college hoops.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saint Louis
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