West Virginia vs. Boston College - 11/21/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston College Eagles (2-1) at West Virginia Mountaineers (3-0)
College Basketball: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Coliseo Roberto Clemente)
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The Boston College Eagles and West Virginia Mountaineers play Friday night at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico.
The Boston College Eagles improve to 2-1 on the season with a shocking win Thursday over New Mexico. Remember, Boston College was expected to be a bottom feeder ACC team and instead just beat one of the better teams from the MWC. On the season, Boston College is averaging 63 points on 39.4 percent shooting and is allowing 62 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Olivier Hanlan has scored 55 points and dished out nine assists in the first three games while Aaron Brown has scored 49 points on the season. Dennis Clifford has grabbed 15 rebounds in his last two games and Patrick Heckmann is coming off his best game yet with 11 points. The Boston College Eagles could be a surprise team this season if they continue to play this well on both sides of the ball.
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The West Virginia Mountaineers improve to 3-0 on the season with a victory over the George Mason Patriots. West Virginia has really exploded offensively with a combined 174 points in its last two games. On the season, West Virginia is averaging 79.3 points on 36.5 percent shooting and is allowing 58.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Juwan Staten has 43 points and 14 assists in the first three games while Devin Williams has posted a double-double in each of the first three games. Jonathan Holton has 34 points in his last two games and freshman Elijah Macon is 5-9 from the field. Again, the West Virginia Mountaineers aren’t a team that was picked to do much in the loaded Big 12, but behind one of the better guards in the country, they’ve gotten off to a fast start and will continue to look for success.
The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mountaineers are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 non-conference games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Both teams are playing well and this is the biggest game of the season yet. While WVU should win, this is a lot of points to pass up given the circumstances. Give me Boston College.