Boston College vs. Syracuse - 2/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Syracuse Orange (15-8) at Boston College Eagles (9-13)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Conte Forum)
The Line: Boston College Eagles +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston College Eagles and the Syracuse Orange face off on Wednesday at the Silvio O. Conte Forum in an ACC college basketball matchup.
The Boston College Eagles are 9-13 this season and have lost six of their last seven games. BC is averaging 64.3 points and they are shooting 43.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.5 points and their opponents are shooting 43.6 percent. Olivier Hanlan leads the Eagles averaging 17.5 points per game. Aaron Brown is averaging 14.8 points, Patrick Heckman is averaging 8.3 points, and Dimitri Batten is averaging 7.1 points. Boston College is 7-5 at home and 1-9 in the ACC.
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The Syracuse Orange are 15-8 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Syracuse is averaging 69.6 points and they are shooting 44 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Rakeem Christmas leads the Orange averaging 18.5 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Trevor Cooney is averaging 14.7 points, Michael Gbinije is averaging 11.9 points, and Tyler Roberson is averaging 7.3 points and 7.2 rebounds. Syracuse is 2-5 on the road and 6-4 in the ACC.
Boston College is 7-2 against the spread following a loss, 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 5-0 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Syracuse is 8-20-2 against the spread in their last 30 games, 4-16-2 against the spread against the ACC, and 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five road games. The underdog has covered the point spread in seven of the last 10 meetings of these two.
Neither of these teams have looked good recently so it’s a lean to the home team.