Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame (-4.5)
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-12) go to Silvio O. Conte Forum on Saturday where they'll take on the Boston College Eagles (3-13). The spread on this game has Notre Dame as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 148.5.
Notre Dame steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 9-12 this season. They turn it over 10.2 times per contest and as a group they commit 11.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Notre Dame is grabbing 33.0 rebounds per game and has totaled 321 dimes for the campaign, which is 64th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Fighting Irish are shooting 37.4% on 3-point shots (191 of 511) and 77.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 71.9 points per outing (169th in college basketball) while going 46.4% from the floor. On defense, the Fighting Irish have forced 8.4 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.0 personal fouls. The Fighting Irish defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.5% (581 of 1,336) and they surrender 36.0 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 251st in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 291 surrendered on the season. They give up 36.2% on 3-point attempts while they are 225th in college hoops in points per game allowed (71.8).
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish played the Louisville Cardinals and went home with a loss by a final score of 69-57 in their last contest. Notre Dame ended with a 36.8% field goal percentage (21 of 57) and made 7 of their 28 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Fighting Irish converted 8 of 11 tries for a percentage of 72.7%. In regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 30 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 9 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. With respect to defending, Notre Dame allowed 42.2% from the floor on 27 of 64 shooting. Louisville doled out 13 assists and had 2 steals for the matchup. Louisville went 72.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 8 of 11 tries. They also made 7 out of their 21 attempts from beyond the arc.
Juwan Durham is one guy who was a contributor for the contest. He totaled 18 points on 9 of 15 shooting. He played for 30 minutes and also snagged 6 rebounds. Durham ended up shooting 60.0% from the field but wasn't able to get a dime. Someone else that came through in the matchup for the Fighting Irish was Prentiss Hubb. He snagged 4 rebounds in his 38 minutes on the hardwood. He finished the game at 45.5% from the floor for the matchup by going 5-of-11 (14 points). When the time ran out, Hubb had 6 assists.
Boston College has a mark of 3-13 this year. The Eagles commit 16.5 personal fouls per contest and they hit 70.8% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 11.8 times per contest (285th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 13.5 times per game. Boston College has tallied 1,142 pts on the season (71.4 per game) and they grab 33.2 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Eagles are connecting on 42.0% from the field, which has them ranked 283rd in college basketball. The Eagles defensively are ranked 320th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 77.6. They have relinquished 14.0 assists and 37.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 257th and 298th in college hoops. The Boston College defense allows 33.9% from downtown (112 of 330) and their opponents are making 70.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing 13.9 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 48.2% from the floor (334th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Boston College Eagles walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-67 when they faced the Syracuse Orange. The Eagles pulled down 21 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while earning 8 steals for this game. The Orange had 16 fouls for this contest which got the Eagles to the charity stripe for 13 tries. They were able to make 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 92.3%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Boston College knocked down 9 of 31 tries (29.0%). Overall, the Eagles shot 23 out of 63 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.5%. The Eagles permitted the Orange to make 26 of their 54 tries from the field which had them at 48.1% in the matchup. They shot 45.5% from 3-point land by hitting 5 out of 11 and ended up shooting 18 of 23 at the charity stripe (78.3%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Boston College permitted Syracuse to snag 34 overall (5 offensive).
Rich Kelly was important for the Eagles for this game. He knocked down 5 out of 13 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 38.5%, and had 1 rebound. Kelly accumulated 14 points in his 32 minutes on the court and tallied 3 assists for the game. An additional guy that was important for Boston College was Steffon Mitchell. He wrapped the game up with 4 assists in his 39 minutes played, and he converted 3 of 7 from the floor. Mitchell ended up shooting 42.9% from the field while contributing 12 points and 10 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Notre Dame (-4.5)
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