Fairfield Stags vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 11/14/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Fairfield Stags vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
The Fairfield Stags (10-17 last season) are hitting the road to Silvio O. Conte Forum on Sunday where they will meet the Boston College Eagles (4-16 last year).
The Fairfield Stags took the court against Providence and went home with a loss by a final score of 80-73 in their last contest. In regard to fouls, the Stags finished with 25 while Providence had 18 fouls. They also made 4 out of their 18 tries from distance. Providence shot 66.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 24 of their 36 tries. Furthermore, Providence grabbed 28 boards (6 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't have a block. Providence totaled 16 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. Concerning defense, Fairfield let their opponent shoot 51.0% from the field on 26 out of 51 shooting. They also recorded 14 assists in this game as well as forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and having 7 steals. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they earned 30 with 6 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Stags knocked down 10 of 15 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. Fairfield walked away from the game with a 42.9% field goal percentage (27 out of 63) and knocked down 9 of 26 shots from distance.
Zach Crisler is a player who was a major contributor in the game. He recorded 14 points on 4 of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 23 mins played and pulled down 3 rebounds. He finished shooting 57.1% from the floor and recorded 1 assist.
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Fairfield will enter this matchup after finishing with a win-loss record of 10-17 last season. They averaged 61.8 points per outing (339th in Division 1) while going 39.8% from the floor. The Stags shot 31.5% on shots from beyond the arc (163 of 517) and 69.6% from the free throw line. As a squad, Fairfield snagged 35.1 rebounds per contest and racked up 271 assists throughout last year, which was 247th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They gave up possession 12.9 times per game and as a unit committed 17.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Stags were able to force 10.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they drew 18.8 fouls. They were ranked 220th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 330 surrendered last year. The Stags defensively gave up a shooting percentage of 43.7% (663 of 1,517) and they relinquished 34.3 rebounds per game as a squad. They conceded 32.6% from 3-point land and they ranked 71st in D-1 in points per game allowed (66.7).
The last time they took the court, the Boston College Eagles walked away with a victory by a final of 73-57 when they faced Dartmouth. The Eagles snagged 27 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for this game. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 2 steals in the matchup. Dartmouth was called for 18 fouls for this contest which got the Eagles to the free throw line for 25 attempts. They were able to bury 16 of them for a rate of 64.0%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Boston College converted 7 out of their 18 attempts (38.9%). When the game finished, the Eagles ended up going 25 out of 51 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.0%. The Eagles permitted Dartmouth to make 21 of their 56 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.5% in the matchup. They shot 20.7% from distance by connecting on 6 of 29 and finished the contest at 9 of 13 from the free throw line (69.2%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Boston College allowed Dartmouth to pull down 30 in total (8 offensive).
DeMarr Langford Jr. ended up being a factor for the Eagles in the game. He made 8 out of 10 for the contest for a field goal rate of 80.0%, and accumulated 5 rebounds. He racked up 16 points in his 34 mins of playing time and had 2 assists in this game.
Boston College had a mark of 4-16 last season. The Eagles were responsible for committing 16.2 fouls per contest and they connected on 70.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists was at 11.5 times per game (288th in college basketball) and they turned the ball over 13.7 times per contest. Boston College scored 1,427 pts last season (71.4 per contest) and they pulled in 33.3 boards per contest. As an offense, the Eagles hit 42.2% from the floor, which was ranked 278th in the nation.
The Boston College defense allowed 35.4% on 3-point shots (154 of 435) and their opponents connected on 71.2% of their free throw attempts. They allowed 14.9 dimes and 37.2 total boards per game, which ranked them 296th and 276th in college hoops. The Eagles were ranked 334th in D-1 in PPG given up with 79.5. They were able to force 13.4 turnovers per game and allowed teams to shoot 49.1% from the field (342nd in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Boston College
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