Utah Utes vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Utah Utes vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL
Ocean Center is the location where the Boston College Eagles (3-1) will take on the Utah Utes (3-0) on Saturday.
The Utah Utes stepped onto the hardwood against Sacramento State and earned the victory with a final of 89-55 in their last game. Utah finished the game having earned a 45.2% FG percentage (28 of 62) and made 7 of their 23 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Utes buried 26 of their 36 attempts for a rate of 72.2%. In the matter of hauling in boards, they earned a total of 48 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 18 dimes in the matchup in addition to creating 10 turnovers and having 5 steals. In regard to defense, Utah allowed their opponent to shoot 32.3% from the floor on 20 out of 62 shooting. Sacramento State recorded 10 dimes and had 10 steals for the contest. Moreover, Sacramento State collected 26 boards (12 offensive, 14 defensive), but didn't have a block. Sacramento State finished shooting 62.5% from the free throw line by converting 10 of their 16 shots. They converted 5 out of their 19 shots from long range. When it comes to fouls, the Utes ended up finishing with 12 while Sacramento State accumulated 20 fouls.
David Jenkins Jr. is someone who came through in this contest. He ended up finishing with 25 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 26 mins and totaled 1 board. He shot 70.0% from the field and also totaled 5 dimes.
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Utah steps onto the court with a mark of 3-0 for the year. They are averaging 81.7 points per game (85th in D-1) while connecting on 43.9% from the field. The Utes are connecting on 33.8% on 3-pointers (25 of 74) and 74.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Utah is snagging 53.0 boards per contest and has 49 assists so far this year, which is 101st in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession via turnover 15.7 times per game and as a team they commit 16.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end of the court, the Utes are forcing 10.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 23.3 fouls. They currently rank 72nd in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 26 conceded on the season. The Utes defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 33.9% (62 of 183) and they surrender 29.3 boards per game as a group. They give up 21.0% on 3-point attempts and they are 27th in D-1 in PPG allowed (55.7).
In their last game, the Boston College Eagles went home defeated by a final of 57-49 against Rhode Island. In regard to rebounds, Boston College allowed Rhode Island to get 28 in all (4 on the offensive side). They shot 37.5% from 3-point land by going 6 out of 16 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 20 from the free throw line (65.0%). The Eagles allowed Rhode Island to bury 19 of 43 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 44.2% for this game. When all was said and done, the Eagles finished shooting 14 out of 56 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 25.0%. In reference to shots from downtown, Boston College converted 3 of their 12 tries (25.0%). They were able to convert 18 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 75.0%. Rhode Island was called for 22 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Eagles to the charity stripe for 24 tries. They turned it over 11 times, while recording 7 steals for this game. The Eagles were able to collect 21 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for this game.
T.J. Bickerstaff ended up having an impact for the Eagles for the matchup. He recorded 22 points in his 35 mins on the court, but finished this game without an assist. He buried 7 out of 14 in the matchup for a rate of 50.0%, and earned 15 rebounds.
Boston College has a mark of 3-1 so far this season. The Eagles have committed 17.5 fouls per game and they connect on 66.7% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 11.8 times per contest (254th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest. Boston College has totaled 279 pts this season (69.8 per game) and they collect 36.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Eagles are hitting on 45.8% from the floor, which ranks 135th in college basketball.
The Boston College defense allows 28.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (24 of 83) and their opponents are knocking down 67.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 10.5 dimes and 29.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 107th and 41st in college hoops. The Eagles defensively are ranked 51st in college basketball in points given up per game with 58.3. They have forced 13.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.7% from the floor (186th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Utah
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