Boston College vs. USC - 12/21/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
USC Trojans (6-4) at Boston College Eagles (6-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Conte Forum)
The Line: Boston College Eagles -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston College Eagles and the USC Trojans face off on Sunday in Chestnut Hill in college basketball action.
The Boston College Eagles are 6-3 this season and they have won their last four games. BC is averaging 67.1 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Olivier Hanlan leads the Eagles averaging 16.1 points per game. Aaron Brown is averaging 15.2 points, Dimitri Batten is averaging 8.4 points, and Patrick Heckman is averaging 8.0 points and 5.0 rebounds. All three of Boston College’s losses have been to teams with a RPI better than 50.
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The USC Trojans are 6-4 this season but they are coming off of a bad loss to Army that ended a four game winning streak. USC is averaging 67.9 points and they are shooting 41.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Jordan McLaughlin leads the Trojans averaging 14 points and 5.4 rebounds. Nikola Jovanovic is averaging 11.3 points and 8.4 rebounds, Katin Reinhardt is averaging is averaging 10.5 points, and Darion Clark is averaging 8.0 points and 8.4 rebounds. USC is 1-0 on the road this season.
Boston College is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 home games, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game. USC is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games, 5-2 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 2-5 against the spread on the road in their last seven road games following three or more consecutive home games.
Boston College is just the better team here and they should be good at this number.