Boston College vs. Notre Dame - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (23-4) at Boston College Eagles (9-16)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Conte Forum)
The Line: Boston College Eagles +8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, NESN, YES
The Boston College Eagles and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off on Saturday at the Silvio O. Conte Forum in ACC college basketball.
The Boston College Eagles are 9-16 this season and they have lost their last seven games. BC is averaging 64.7 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Olivier Hanlan leads the Eagles averaging 18.6 points per game. Aaron Brown is averaging 14.8 points, Patrick Heckman is averaging 8.2 points, and Dimitri Batten is averaging 6.8 points. Boston College is 7-7 at home and 1-12 in the ACC.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 23-4 this season and they have won eight of their last 10 games. Notre Dame is averaging 79.5 points and they are shooting 50.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Jerian Grant leads the Fighting Irish averaging 17.3 points and 6.4 assists per game. Pat Connaughton is averaging 13.3 points and 7.9 rebounds, Zach Auguste is averaging 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Demetrius Jackson is averaging 12.4 points. Notre Dame is 5-2 on the road and 11-3 in the ACC.
Boston College is 6-1 against the spread follow a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 1-4 against the spread in Saturday games, and 7-3 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage better than .600. Notre Dame is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, 4-9 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 5-2-1 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage below .400. The road team has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total so please check back when the totals are posted.