Pittsburgh vs. Boston College - 2/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston College Eagles (9-17) at Pittsburgh Panthers (18-10)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Boston College Eagles and Pittsburgh Panthers play Tuesday at the Petersen Events Center.
The Boston College Eagles look to play spoiler after losing their last eight games. On the season, Boston College is averaging 64.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting and is allowing 67.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Olivier Hanlan is averaging 18.7 points and 4.3 assists while Aaron Brown is averaging 15.1 points and 3.2 rebounds. Patrick Heckmann is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Dennis Clifford is shooting 48.4 percent from the field. The Boston College Eagles have four players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 69.9 percent from the line and 31.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Boston College is allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in six straight games.
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The Pittsburgh Panthers need a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Pittsburgh is averaging 67.5 points on 45.1 percent shooting and is allowing 65.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Jamel Artis is averaging 13.1 points and 5.9 rebounds while Michael Young is averaging 12.8 points and 7.3 rebounds. James Robinson is dishing 5.1 assists and Chris Jones is grabbing three rebounds. The Pittsburgh Panthers have four players averaging at least 9.2 points, and they’re shooting 69 percent from the line and 34.5 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 33.9 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 67 or more points in eight of its last 10 games.
The Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Panthers are 0-7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 7-16-1 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Eagles are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Neither team has been good at all this season ATS but Pittsburgh is the better team here and should win rather easily. Take the Panthers to win by double digits.