Boston College Eagles vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 2/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College (+12)
Carrier Dome is the venue where and the Syracuse Orange (11-6) will play the Boston College Eagles (3-12) on Saturday. Syracuse opens this contest as 12-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 148.
Boston College enters this one with a mark of 3-12 on the year. The Eagles are connecting on 33.0% on shots from 3-point land (140 of 424) and 69.7% from the free throw line. They average 71.7 pts per game (173rd in the country) while hitting 42.4% from the field. They turn the ball over 13.4 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Boston College is pulling down 33.2 rebounds per game and has tallied 174 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 273rd in the country in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Eagles have forced 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.4 personal fouls. The Eagles defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 48.2% (435 of 902) and they surrender 37.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They rank 173rd in D-1 in allowing assists with 212 surrendered on the season. They surrender 33.5% from beyond the arc while they are 317th in the nation in PPG allowed (77.7).
The Boston College Eagles stepped onto the hardwood against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and took a loss by a score of 69-65 in their last contest. Boston College ended the contest having earned a 32.8% FG percentage (22 of 67) and converted 8 of 33 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Eagles made 13 of their 16 shots for a percentage of 81.3%. Pertaining to rebounding, they compiled 33 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 10 assists for the game while earning 9 steals and 2 rejections. In terms of defending, Boston College allowed the other team to shoot 32.8% from the field on 22 out of 67 shooting. Wake Forest earned 10 assists and had 3 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Demon Deacons had 47 boards (8 offensive, 39 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Wake Forest ended up shooting 60.0% at the charity stripe by burying 12 of their 20 shots. They converted 7 of their 26 shots from beyond the arc.
Jay Heath is a guy who was a major contributor for the game. He totaled 20 points on 8 of 22 shooting. He played for 36 mins played and also pulled down 5 boards. Heath finished the contest at 36.4% from the field and recorded 2 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Eagles was CJ Felder. He totaled 14 boards and also totaled 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 45.5% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 5-of-11 (17 points). In all, Felder was on the court for 38 minutes.
Syracuse has a mark of 11-6 on the campaign. Syracuse has accounted for 1,304 points for the year (76.7 per contest) and they grab 36.3 rebounds per contest. The Orange commit 14.6 personal fouls per contest and they hit 79.0% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Orange are connecting on 43.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 200th in Division 1. They are earning an assist 15.8 times per game (53rd in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.4 times per contest. The Orange on the defensive side of the court are 194th in D-1 in PPG given up with 70.6. The Syracuse defense surrenders 30.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (142 of 460) and their opposition makes 75.3% of their free throw shots. They allow 16.8 dimes and 38.1 rebounds per game, which ranks them 333rd and 302nd in the nation. They are able to force 15.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (77th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Syracuse Orange went home victorious with a score of 77-68 against the NC State Wolfpack. The Orange were able to pull down 17 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 28 in this matchup. They also blocked 4 shots while getting 11 steals for the contest. The Wolfpack committed 15 personal fouls in this game which got the Orange to the charity stripe for 16 tries. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throws for a rate of 75.0%. When talking about three-point shots, Syracuse knocked down 9 out of their 19 tries (47.4%). At the conclusion of this game, the Orange shot 28 for 60 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.7%. The Orange allowed the Wolfpack to make 20 of their 45 attempts from the field which had them shooting 44.4% in this game. They finished the game shooting 42.1% from distance by going 8 of 19 and ended up shooting 20 of 24 from the free throw line (83.3%). Regarding rebounding, Syracuse permitted North Carolina State to collect 27 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Alan Griffin ended up having an impact for the Orange in this matchup. He converted 9 out of 17 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 52.9%, which earned him 22 points. Griffin snagged 4 rebounds in his 40 mins and tallied 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that was pivotal for Syracuse was Buddy Boeheim. He notched 16 points in his 35 minutes on the court via 6 out of 12 from the floor for the game. Boeheim finished going 50.0% from the field while also totaling 3 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston College (+12)
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