Maine Black Bears vs Boston College Eagles Prediction, 11/14/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Maine Black Bears vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Monday, November 14, 2022
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
Silvio O. Conte Forum is the site where the Boston College Eagles (1-0) will meet the Maine Black Bears (0-1) on Monday.
The Maine Black Bears played Nebraska and took a loss by a final of 79-66 in their last contest. With respect to personal fouls, the Black Bears left the arena with 18 while Nebraska finished the game with 10 personal fouls. They made 7 of 22 shots from three-point range. Nebraska finished the game shooting 75.0% from the free throw line by converting 12 of their 16 tries. In addition, Nebraska collected 41 rebounds (15 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Nebraska recorded 12 assists and had 2 steals for the contest. Concerning defense, Maine allowed the other team to shoot 46.2% from the field on 30 out of 65 shooting. They also recorded 16 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Regarding hauling in boards, they collected 25 with 5 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Black Bears converted 2 of 10 attempts for a rate of 20.0%. Maine ended having earned a 47.3% FG percentage (26 of 55) and made 12 out of their 29 3-point shots.
Kristians Feierbergs is someone who played a role in this matchup. He finished with 16 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He played for 24 minutes and also totaled 6 boards. He finished the contest at 66.7% from the field and also recorded 1 assist.
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Maine comes into this one with a win-loss record of 0-1 this season. They are losing possession via turnover 15.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.0 personal fouls per game. As a team, Maine is pulling in 27.0 boards per game and has tallied 16 assists on the year, which ranks 203rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Black Bears are connecting on 41.4% on shots from 3-point land (12 of 29) and 20.0% from the free throw line. They average 66.0 points per contest (274th in college basketball) while hitting 47.3% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Black Bears are forcing their opponents into 13.0 turnovers per game and they draw 10.0 personal fouls. They are surrendering 31.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 299th in college basketball in opponents PPG (79.0). The Black Bears defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.2% (30 of 65) and they relinquish 44.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 157th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 12 relinquished so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Boston College Eagles took home the win by a final score of 79-77 when they faced Cornell. The Eagles were able to pull down 27 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for this game. They coughed up the ball 18 times, while getting 16 steals for this contest. Cornell earned 16 fouls for the contest which got the Eagles to the charity stripe for a total of 13 tries. They were able to convert 7 of those for a percentage of 53.8%. With respect to three-point attempts, Boston College knocked down 4 out of their 17 tries (23.5%). When the game finished, the Eagles walked away from this one shooting 34 for 72 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.2%. The Eagles permitted Cornell to knock down 29 out of 63 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 46.0% in this game. They wrapped up this game 36.1% from behind the 3-point line by going 13 out of 36 and finished the contest at 6 of 11 from the charity stripe (54.5%). With respect to rebounding, Boston College allowed Cornell to grab 32 in total (8 offensive).
T.J. Bickerstaff was important for the Eagles for the matchup. He accumulated 12 points in his 27 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 4 assists in this matchup. He made 5 of 7 in this matchup giving him a rate of 71.4%, and accounted for 10 rebounds.
Boston College has a win-loss mark of 1-0 on the year. The Eagles commit 15.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 53.8% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 19.0 times per game (62nd in the country) and they are turning it over 19.0 times per contest. Boston College has scored 79 points so far this year and they pull down 42.0 boards per contest. As an offense, the Eagles are hitting on 47.2% from the field, which is 145th in the country.
The Boston College defense allows 36.1% on shots from behind the 3-point line (13 of 36) and their opponents are connecting on 54.5% of their foul shots. They have conceded 18.0 assists and 36.0 rebounds per contest, which is 337th and 224th in college basketball. The Eagles on the defensive end are ranked 280th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 77.0. They are forcing 24.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.0% from the field (265th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston College
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