Boston College vs. North Carolina - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Tar Heels (17-6) at Boston College Eagles (9-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Conte Forum)
The Line: Boston College Eagles +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina Tar Heels and Boston College Eagles meet Saturday at the Silvio Conte Forum.
The North Carolina Tar Heels have split their last four games and are chasing a ACC title. On the season, North Carolina is averaging 78.8 points on 46.6 percent shooting and is allowing 67.4 points on 37.9 percent shooting. Marcus Paige is averaging 14.2 points and 4.2 assists while Kennedy Meeks is averaging 12.7 points and eight rebounds. Brice Johnson is grabbing eight rebounds and J.P. Tokoto is dishing four assists. The North Carolina Tar Heels have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 69.3 percent from the line and 33.3 percent from deep. Defensively, North Carolina is allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 71 or more points in five straight games. NC is 4-2 SU on the road.
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The Boston College Eagles have lost five of their last six games and play their fifth ranked team. On the season, Boston College is averaging 64.1 points on 43.3 percent shooting and is allowing 64.9 points on 43 percent shooting. Olivier Hanlan is averaging 17 points and 4.7 assists and Aaron Brown is averaging 14.7 points and 3.2 rebounds. Patrick Heckmann is dishing 2.3 assists and Dennis Clifford is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Boston College Eagles have five players averaging at least 6.9 points, and they’re shooting 68.8 percent from the line and 31.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Boston College is allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
The Tar Heels are 55-27-1 ATS in their last 83 games following a S.U. loss and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The Tar Heels are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Boston College has played well on its home court, as seven of its nine wins have come in front of its home fans. Meanwhile, North Carolina has been too inconsistent for me to back, as the jump shooting is hit and miss. Give me the home team and the points here.