Boston College Eagles vs. Harvard Crimson - 1/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Harvard Crimson (10-3) at Boston College Eagles (7-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Conte Forum)
The Line: Boston College Eagles 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston college Eagles take a break from the ACC wars to take the floor with the Harvard Crimson.
The Harvard Crimson are supposed to be the top team in the Ivy League and thus far nothing has happened to change that prediction. The defensive minded Crimson don't score a lot of points but generally don't need to with a defense that gives up under 56 points. The Crimson have won three in a row after going on the road and dealing Dartmouth a 57-46 defeat as a six point favorite Saturday. The D but the squeeze on the Big Green who managed just 33% shooting while Harvard sank half their looks to help overcome 17 turnovers. Corbin Miller gave the offense 16 points with four bombs while Kenyatta Smith added eleven points and seven boards. Wesley Saunders and Siyani Chambers each netted ten points followed by an eight point from Agunwa Okolie.
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The Boston College Eagles are trying to keep their heads above water and a 7-7 record says the are barely doing it. The Eagles have started conference play at 0-3 which isn't a good sign in such a tough league that is full of NCAA tournament teams. After falling to Pitt by a sinle point the Eagles followed with a 60-56 defeat at Miami where they never overcame an eight point deficit at the half. The Hurricanes hit shots at 45% and BC countered at 40% and stayed close with a 9-5 dvantage from beyond the arc but staying close was the best they could do. Olivier Hanlan was the go to scorer with a game high 19 points on 7-18 from the field followed by Eddie Odio with a 13 point, six pull performance. Complimentary scoring was an issue with no other player exceeding seven points.
The Crimson are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 50 points in their previous game and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Atlantic Coast. Harvard are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win. The Eagles are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. Boston College are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Ivy League. This seems like the type of game Harvard can win and at a pick I will back them...