North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC State Wolfpack vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: North Carolina State (-2.5)
The NC State Wolfpack (7-7) go to Silvio O. Conte Forum on Saturday where they'll meet the Boston College Eagles (3-10). North Carolina State opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 149.
North Carolina State steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 7-7 for the year. They turn the ball over 12.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 16.8 fouls per contest. As a unit, North Carolina State is pulling in 32.7 boards per game and has 183 assists for the campaign, which is 219th in the country in terms of passing. The Wolfpack are shooting 36.1% on shots from 3-point land (101 of 280) and 67.2% from the charity stripe. They average 74.8 points per game (109th in D-1) while shooting 46.6% from the field. On the defensive end of the court, the Wolfpack are forcing their opponents into 16.6 turnovers every game while drawing 17.6 fouls. They are giving up 35.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 192nd in college basketball in points per game allowed (70.6). The Wolfpack are giving up a FG percentage of 46.8% (369 of 789) and they relinquish 35.1 boards per contest as a group. They are 140th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 180 relinquished on the campaign.
The NC State Wolfpack played the Virginia Cavaliers and ended up losing by a score of 64-57 in their last game. North Carolina State finished the game with a 43.4% field goal percentage (23 out of 53) and made 4 out of their 14 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Wolfpack converted 7 of their 12 shots for a rate of 58.3%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they collected 28 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 9 assists in the game while getting 6 steals and 2 blocked shots. In regard to defending, North Carolina State allowed the other team to shoot 43.4% from the floor on 23 out of 53 shooting. Virginia recorded 12 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Cavaliers collected 24 rebounds (3 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Virginia ended up going 90.9% at the charity stripe by knocking down 20 of their 22 shots. They buried 6 of 17 tries from beyond the arc.
Jericole Hellems is one guy who was a factor in this contest. He ended up scoring 23 points on 9 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37 mins and also pulled down 5 rebounds. Hellems finished the game at 60.0% from the floor but had no assists at the end of the game. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Wolfpack was Manny Bates. He grabbed 4 rebounds and also earned 2 assists. He finished 50.0% from the floor for this game by going 4-of-8 (9 points). Overall, Bates saw the court for 25 minutes.
Boston College has a record of 3-10 so far this year. Boston College has 945 points on the season (72.7 per contest) and they grab 33.6 boards per game. The Eagles commit 17.2 fouls every game and they shoot 67.9% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Eagles are shooting 43.5% from the field, which ranks 228th in college basketball. They are earning an assist 12.1 times per game (260th in college basketball) and they turn it over 14.0 times per game. The Eagles defensively are ranked 318th in college basketball in points given up per game with 78.2. The Boston College defense gives up 34.2% on three-point shots (94 of 275) and their opposition knocks down 70.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 14.5 assists and 36.5 boards every game, which is 277th and 241st in those categories on the defensive end. They are able to force 13.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 48.3% from the field (334th in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the Boston College Eagles took a loss by a final score of 80-70 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Eagles collected 30 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 35 in this contest. They also stuffed 7 shots while earning 5 steals in the matchup. The Fighting Irish committed 12 fouls in this game which took the Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 12 shots. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In relation to shooting from beyond the arc, Boston College buried 9 out of their 29 tries (31.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Eagles went 26 for 60 from the floor which had them shooting 43.3%. The Eagles permitted the Fighting Irish to knock down 31 out of 65 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 47.7% in the game. They finished 45.2% from three-point range by shooting 14 of 31 and ended up shooting 4 out of 10 at the free throw line (40.0%). In relation to team rebounding, Boston College permitted Notre Dame to get 36 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Steffon Mitchell pitched in for the Eagles in the matchup. He made 5 of 7 in this contest for a field goal rate of 71.4%, which got him 16 points. Mitchell pulled down 13 boards in his 39 mins and accounted for 2 assists for this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Boston College was Jay Heath. He accumulated 14 points in 30 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 of 12 from the floor in this game. Heath finished going 50.0% from the floor in addition to earning 2 dimes and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Boston College (+2.5) and under 149 points
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