Miami Hurricanes vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 1/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (-1)
The Boston College Eagles (2-9) host the Miami Hurricanes (5-5) at Silvio O. Conte Forum on Tuesday. The odds on this contest have Miami as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 142.
Miami will play this game with a win-loss record of 5-5 for the campaign. They average 67.9 points per game (265th in Division 1) while going 43.0% from the floor. The Hurricanes are hitting 28.0% on shots from beyond the arc (53 of 189) and 69.2% from the charity stripe. As a team, Miami is grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game and has 124 assists this year, which ranks 202nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 14.9 fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Hurricanes are forcing their opponents into 14.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.6 personal fouls. They are giving up 35.5% on three-point shots and they rank 54th in D-1 in points per game allowed (64.5). The Hurricanes defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 39.6% (235 of 594) and they surrender 33.9 boards per game as a unit. They rank 240th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 143 relinquished this season.
The Miami Hurricanes faced off with the NC State Wolfpack and notched a win by a score of 64-59 in their last game. Miami finished the game with a 46.8% field goal percentage (22 out of 47) and converted 5 out of their 12 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Hurricanes made 15 of 20 tries for a percentage of 75.0%. In regard to rebounding, they compiled 25 with 4 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 6 assists in the matchup in addition to having 6 steals and 4 rejections. When discussing the defense, Miami allowed their opponent to shoot 46.8% from the floor on 22 of 47 shooting. North Carolina State earned 11 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Wolfpack totaled 36 boards (15 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. North Carolina State ended up going 66.7% from the free throw line by converting 8 of 12 attempts. They also converted 7 out of their 21 tries from distance.
Isaiah Wong is a player who was a factor in the matchup. He recorded 24 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins and also totaled 9 rebounds. Wong walked away from this one shooting 53.3% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Hurricanes was Earl Timberlake. He totaled 4 boards and also tallied 2 assists. He ended up going 66.7% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 4-of-6 (13 points). When the final whistle blew, Timberlake played 27 min.
Boston College has a mark of 2-9 this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Eagles are connecting on 43.2% from the field, which ranks 231st in college basketball. Boston College has 791 pts on the season (71.9 per game) and they average 33.2 boards per game. They are getting an assist 11.5 times per game (282nd in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.9 times per contest. The Eagles have committed 18.2 personal fouls per contest and they go 67.8% from the free throw line. The Eagles are ranked 318th in college hoops in points given up per game with 79.5. They concede 14.2 dimes and 36.7 boards every game, which is ranked 254th and 242nd in the nation. The Boston College defense allows 34.5% on three-point shots (78 of 226) and their opponents are converting on 72.1% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 14.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 48.6% from the floor (335th in college basketball).
In their last game, the Boston College Eagles took a loss by a score of 61-49 when they faced the Virginia Cavaliers. The Eagles recorded 23 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 34 in the matchup. They also blocked 6 attempts while getting 3 steals for this contest. The Cavaliers were called for 15 personal fouls for the contest which got the Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They were able to convert 9 of those for a percentage of 60.0%. With respect to shooting from 3-point land, Boston College made 6 of their 21 tries (28.6%). Overall, the Eagles shot 17 for 55 from the field which gave them a percentage of 30.9%. The Eagles permitted the Cavaliers to make 24 of 53 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.3% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 26.7% from distance by going 4 out of 15 and finished the game at 9 out of 10 from the charity stripe (90.0%). In regard to rebounding, Boston College allowed Virginia to collect 32 overall (5 offensive).
DeMarr Langford was important for the Eagles in this contest. He made 5 of 7 for this game for a rate of 71.4%, which gave him 14 points. Langford snagged 4 boards in his 34 mins and had 2 assists in this contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Boston College was Rich Kelly. He totaled 10 points in 32 minutes on the court via 4 out of 8 from the floor in the matchup. Kelly ended up shooting 50.0% from the field while earning 2 assists and 5 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Boston College (+1) and over 142 points
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