Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 12/3/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Friday, December 3, 2021
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
The Boston College Eagles (5-3) are hosting the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-3) at Silvio O. Conte Forum on Friday.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish took the court against Illinois and ended up losing by a score of 82-72 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Fighting Irish ended up walking away with 19 while Illinois totaled 16 personal fouls. They knocked down 11 of their 27 tries from downtown. Illinois finished shooting 78.9% from the free throw line by burying 15 of 19 attempts. Furthermore, Illinois pulled down 31 rebounds (8 offensive, 23 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Illinois recorded 19 dimes and had 2 steals for the contest. Regarding the defense, Notre Dame allowed their opponent to shoot 52.8% from the floor on 28 of 53 shooting. They also distributed 10 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 5 steals. Regarding rebounding, they earned 27 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Fighting Irish converted 8 of their 12 tries for a rate of 66.7%. Notre Dame wrapped up the contest with a 45.9% field goal percentage (28 of 61) and made 8 of their 22 three-point attempts.
Blake Wesley is one player who was a major factor for this contest. He finished shooting 75.0% from the floor but didn't record a dime. He was on the court for 25 mins and pulled down 3 boards. He accounted for 24 points on 9 out of 12 shooting.
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Notre Dame heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 3-3 on the year. They cough up possession 11.2 times per contest and as a unit they commit 15.7 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Notre Dame is pulling in 36.5 rebounds per game and has 73 dimes for the season, which ranks 299th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Fighting Irish are hitting 32.7% from downtown (49 of 150) and 69.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 71.0 pts per game (205th in Division 1) while connecting on 44.5% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Fighting Irish are forcing their opponents into 11.8 turnovers per game and they draw 16.5 personal fouls. They are giving up 42.2% on 3-pointers and they are 122nd in Division 1 in points per game allowed (65.7). The Fighting Irish defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.5% (144 of 331) and they surrender 31.5 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 58th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 68 relinquished on the year.
In their last game, the Boston College Eagles walked away with a victory by a final of 64-49 when they faced South Florida. The Eagles corralled 23 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 30 in the game. They coughed it up 6 times, while recording 6 steals in this contest. South Florida was called for 16 fouls for this game which got the Eagles to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to make 11 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 68.8%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Boston College buried 5 of 15 tries (33.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Eagles shot 24 for 54 from the field which gave them a rate of 44.4%. The Eagles allowed South Florida to knock down 20 of their 56 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 35.7% in this matchup. They shot 25.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 4 of 16 and finished the contest at 5 of 11 from the free throw line (45.5%). When it comes to cleaning up the glass, Boston College permitted South Florida to collect 39 in all (14 on the offensive glass).
James Karnik ended up being a major contributor for the Eagles for this contest. He had 12 points in his 23 mins on the court, but left the arena with no assists. He buried 5 of 9 in this game for a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and accounted for 7 rebounds.
Boston College has a win-loss record of 5-3 on the year. The Eagles are responsible for committing 16.3 personal fouls every game and they go 68.5% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 11.5 times per game (282nd in the country) and they turn it over 11.9 times per contest. Boston College has totaled 542 points this year (67.8 per game) and they average 36.5 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Eagles are hitting on 44.4% from the field, which is ranked 181st in college basketball.
The Boston College defense allows 33.1% on shots from distance (53 of 160) and opponents are making 69.0% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.5 assists and 29.5 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 127th and 21st in those categories. The Eagles are ranked 44th in D-1 in PPG given up with 60.1. They are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 42.5% from the field (192nd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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