Cornell Big Red vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cornell Big Red vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
The Boston College Eagles (13-20 last year) will try to beat the Cornell Big Red (15-11 last season) at Silvio O. Conte Forum on Monday.
The Cornell Big Red played Princeton and went home with a loss by a final score of 77-73 in their last game of last year. Cornell ended the game having earned a 48.5% FG percentage (32 out of 66) and made 8 out of their 20 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Big Red made 1 of their 3 attempts for a percentage of 33.3%. In terms of pulling down boards, they compiled 34 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 13 dimes for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In regard to defense, Cornell allowed their opponent to shoot 51.7% from the floor on 30 out of 58 shooting. Princeton totaled 11 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. On top of that, Princeton pulled down 29 rebounds (4 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't have a block. Princeton shot 54.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 6 of their 11 tries. They converted 11 of their 25 attempts from beyond the perimeter. With respect to personal fouls, the Big Red ended up with 14 and Princeton finished the game with 6 personal fouls.
Sarju Patel is someone who had an impact in this contest. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 21 minutes and totaled 2 rebounds. He ended up scoring 13 points on 5 out of 10 shooting.
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Cornell comes into this one after finishing with a mark of 15-11 last season. They had an average of 79.2 points per contest (17th in college hoops) on 46.7% from the field. The Big Red shot 34.8% on three-point shots (251 of 721) and 70.7% from the charity stripe. As a squad, Cornell collected 37.9 rebounds per contest and tallied 450 dimes last season, which ranked 110th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They turned it over 14.2 times per game and as a group committed 18.7 fouls per game.
Defensively, the Big Red forced 13.7 turnovers per contest and they drew 18.2 fouls. They were ranked 54th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 342 relinquished throughout last season. The Big Red gave up a shooting percentage of 43.0% (696 of 1,617) and they surrendered 36.0 boards per contest as a team. They surrendered 32.1% from beyond the arc and they were ranked 309th in the country in opponents points per game (74.7).
In their last game last season, the Boston College Eagles went home defeated by a final of 71-69 when they played Miami. The Eagles recorded 17 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 26 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 5 steals for the contest. Miami was called for 13 personal fouls for the game which took the Eagles to the free throw line for a total of 11 tries. They were able to convert 5 of the free throw tries for a rate of 45.5%. When talking about shooting from distance, Boston College converted 6 of 15 tries (40.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Eagles shot 29 for 57 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 50.9%. The Eagles allowed Miami to bury 30 of 56 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.6% for this game. They finished 31.6% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 6 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 5 of 8 from the charity stripe (62.5%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Boston College allowed Miami to pull down 26 overall (7 offensive).
Jaeden Zackery ended up being a major contributor for the Eagles in the game. He converted 4 of 4 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 100.0%, and had 3 rebounds. He earned 11 points in his 42 mins on the hardwood and added 3 dimes for the contest.
Boston College had a mark of 13-20 last year. On the offensive side of the court, the Eagles hit 42.8% from the field, which ranked them 249th in the nation. Boston College tallied 2,209 pts throughout last year (66.9 per game) and they grabbed 34.2 boards per contest. They earned an assist 12.4 times per game (220th in the nation) and they lost possession by turning the ball over 11.9 times per contest. The Eagles committed 15.6 fouls every game and they hit 70.4% from the free throw line.
The Eagles on the defensive side of the court were 145th in D-1 in points given up per game with 68.1. They forced their opponents into 12.4 TO's per game and let teams shoot 44.9% from the floor (275th in college basketball). The Boston College defense conceded 36.4% on shots from 3-point land (238 of 653) and opponents made 74.3% of their foul shots. They gave up 12.2 dimes and 33.0 boards per game, which was ranked 148th and 97th in Division 1.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cornell
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