Boston College Eagles vs North Carolina Tar Heels Prediction, 3/8/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston College Eagles vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Location: Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College (+10)
The North Carolina Tar Heels (19-12) will take on the Boston College Eagles (16-16) at Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday. Boston College opens this contest as 10-point underdogs. The total has been set at 144.
The Boston College Eagles played Louisville and walked away with a win by a score of 80-62 in their last game. With respect to fouls, the Eagles ended up finishing with 19 and Louisville finished the game with 21 fouls. They also knocked down 4 of their 14 shots from downtown. Louisville finished 76.9% from the free throw line by making 20 of 26 shots. Additionally, Louisville collected 28 boards (7 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Louisville totaled 10 assists and had 2 steals in this matchup. In reference to defending, Boston College allowed their opponent to shoot 38.0% from the floor on 19 out of 50 shooting. They also dished out 17 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and getting 3 steals. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they collected 36 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Eagles made 17 of 24 tries for a rate of 70.8%. Boston College finished the game having earned a 46.8% FG percentage (29 of 62) and knocked down 5 out of their 19 shots from downtown.
Makai Ashton-Langford is one player who was important in the matchup. He ended up shooting 71.4% from the floor but had no assists when the game ended. He played 22 mins and also grabbed 5 rebounds. He walked away with 16 points on 5 of 7 shooting.
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Boston College will enter this game with a win-loss record of 16-16 for the campaign. They have an average of 66.8 pts per contest (307th in Division 1) while hitting 43.7% from the floor. The Eagles are connecting on 31.8% on 3-pointers (181 of 569) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Boston College is collecting 33.3 rebounds per game and has 403 assists so far this season, which ranks 195th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 12.3 times per game and as a group they commit 15.9 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Eagles have forced 12.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.4 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.7% on 3-point attempts and they rank 169th in college basketball in points per game allowed (69.8). The Eagles defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.9% (799 of 1,820) and they surrender 34.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 163rd in the nation in allowing assists with 392 conceded so far this season.
When they last played, the North Carolina Tar Heels walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 62-57 against Duke. Concerning rebounds, North Carolina permitted Duke to grab 37 in total (10 on the offensive side). They finished 30.8% from downtown by shooting 4 out of 13 and finished the contest at 14 of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). The Tar Heels allowed Duke to convert 22 out of their 58 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 37.9% in the matchup. Overall, the Tar Heels walked away from this one shooting 17 out of 56 from the floor which had them at 30.4%. When discussing 3-point shots, North Carolina converted 5 out of 23 tries (21.7%). They were able to knock down 18 of those for a rate of 85.7%. Duke had 15 fouls for the contest which took the Tar Heels to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 4 steals in this contest. The Tar Heels were able to snag 29 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 38 in this game.
RJ Davis ended up being a major contributor for the Tar Heels for the matchup. He made 6 of 13 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and had 6 rebounds. He accumulated 17 points in his 38 minutes of playing time and had 3 dimes in the game.
North Carolina has a record of 19-12 this season. The Tar Heels are committing 17.0 fouls per game and they shoot 74.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 11.9 times per contest (278th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.9 times per contest. North Carolina has tallied 2,370 pts on the campaign (76.5 per game) and they pull in 39.9 boards per game. As an offense, the Tar Heels are hitting on 43.2% from the field, which is 265th in the country.
The North Carolina defense surrenders 33.1% from downtown (202 of 610) and their opponents are making 70.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They give up 11.2 dimes and 34.6 rebounds per game, which is 70th and 217th in D-1. The Tar Heels on the defensive side of the court are 220th in the nation in PPG surrendered with 71.3. They are forcing their opponents into 10.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.2% from the field (143rd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Boston College (+10)
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